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How To Find A Good Music Teacher – 5 Key Tips
Arguably the most important factor to consider when signing your child up for music lessons is ensuring that you choose the correct teacher, but how do you find a good music teacher and what are the signs of a GREAT music teacher?……..read more.
What age should my child start to learn to play music?
The study of music has always had its appeals, and there are obvious advantages to exposing children to music from a young age. Kids who start early can make huge strides and pick up the fundamentals swiftly, often in a way that adult learners struggle to match. But what age is the right age to start teaching?……..read more.
Singing Lessons Melbourne
This week I was lucky enough to have a great Skype catch up with Kat Hunter, a singing teacher that I had the good fortune of working with in Leeds during 2014 – 2015, to hear about all her exciting projects……..read more.
University of Exeter Student Businesses
The University of Exeter has some truly fantastic businesses ran by students alongside their degree studies. In my role as the Student Entrepreneur in Residences for the 2012 – 2013 academic year I have had the privilege of seeing some of these fantastic businesses in action!……..read more.
DBS Checks For Music Teachers
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prevents unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA)………read more.
Forte School of Music
We are delighted to feature Forte School of Music as our music school of the day today. The music school, based in Cardiff (CF5 2SF), was opened in 2000, focusing on the development of younger music learners of all ages………read more.
Music Teachers Salary
Money makes the world go round. And when it comes to your career as a music teacher, salary is an essential part of the process. Giving your students a start in the world of music is an incredibly rewarding form of employment, and gives you the chance to shape young, eager minds into potential future stars………read more.
7 Other Jobs You Can Do As A Music Teacher
If you’re a music teacher and you’re looking to expand your skillset, pivot your career, you’re just wondering what other jobs music teachers might be able to do, or what additional careers related to music are available, you’re not alone……..read more.
Music Teacher Qualifications
So you are working towards or working as a music teacher. You might have students already lined up or already learning an instrument under your tutelage, or perhaps you are trying to figure out whether this is the path for you…….read more.
Can Anyone Learn Sing?
So you are a music tutor, espousing your knowledge and shaping the minds of students in all things musical. Teaching any kind of beginner has its challenges……read more.
Five Of The Perils Of Being A Guitar Teacher
Don’t get me wrong, I love my Job. Seeing someone go from playing the first few tentative notes of Smoke On The Water to shredding their way through Purple Haze is one of the most rewarding things in life, BUT, being a guitar tutor in 2017 does present some problems……read more.
Guitar Toys for Christmas
We take a look at a few guitar toys for Christmas presents, inspired by what our guitar students have said that they would love to be given this year……read more.
As a parent or a new learner you might have seen references to “Suzuki Piano”. This naturally leads many individuals to wonder what “Suzuki Piano” is?……read more.
A Trip To Marshall HQ
Last week found out about an interesting opportunity that had come my way – getting to go to Marshall Amps HQ in Milton Keynes to take part in an event where 50 guitarists of all ages and skill levels were going to be playing the same song together…….read more.
Practicing Music Improves Mental Abilities
If you have faced this strict action by your parents regarding the music classes, then you will be happy to know that science has proved music improves your mental abilities and it also produces incredible effects on your mind which make you healthy by the mind……read more.
History of Bodhran
The musical instrument Bodhran is an old but a young instrument of this era. Bodhran exists in Ireland for last many decades and it is also considered as a heritage instrument of Ireland respectively……read more.
Viva Roxy Music
John bought his Roxy Music record in 1979 and has “for what appeared to be for no sensible reason, gathered together one of the largest collections of Roxy Music & solo records, CDs, cuttings & memorabilia” anywhere in the world…….read more.
25 Best Guitar Blogs
The results are in from our Best Guitar Blogs vote! Many thanks to our community of guitar students for providing their favourite guitar blogs from across the internet and commenting on why these blog posts rock…….read more.
Chuck Berry – The Rock and Roll Master
There aren’t many players who can lay claim to building the foundations of rock. If you have dug into the history of rock in its many forms, the name Chuck Berry should have come up from time to time. One of the most influential guitarists of all time……read more.
Guitar Intonation Demystified
There seems to be this general perception among a lot of guitar and bass players that the process of intonation is some sort of mystical and highly technical ‘thing’ better left to guitar techs……read more.
8 Useful Online Resources for Guitar Teachers
We’ve asked our panel of expert teachers to pick some of their favourite online resources they use in lessons. The only rules we set were that the resources had to be online and that they could be accessed for free in and out of lessons……read more.
5 Reasons You Need a Telecaster
I was personally a latecomer to the Telecaster party because I spent about 5 years trying to find “the one”. I had the perfect Telecaster in my mind and I wasn’t going to settle for anything less than what I wanted so it took me a long time to add one to my collection……read more.
Anyone Can Play Guitar
We are delighted to share with you one of the best new music podcasts out there. Anyone Can Play Guitar is the podcast for music lovers and aspiring musicians that goes behind the scenes of the music business…..read more.
Building a Practice Space in Your Mind
Practice makes perfect, but to practice to a high standard you must first assume the mindset of practicing. This means no distractions. If you want the quality of practice and visible results, you need to find a way to focus on your practice…..read more.
7 Tips to Increase Your Lesson Bookings
Over the years I have been asked by many teachers how to improve their conversion of enquiries to students. I have drawn together this advice into the article below to help maximize your chances of converting a new enquiry into a student……read more.
Reducing Performance Anxiety
Performance Anxiety can affect even the most experienced musicians, crippling their confidence before they take to the stage. So how can you overcome it?…..read more.
The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Music Online
2020 changed the world and it changed the private music tuition industry entirely. Many teachers all across the globe have been forced to rethink their approach and rely on the technology available to allow them to continue working with their students and driving them to succeed……read more.
Identifying Music Students Suffering From Depression
Depression can be difficult to spot, especially in young people. This is because the symptoms can be quite subtle and they are good at hiding how they really feel. It is also possible to mistake grief or loss for depression, as many of the symptoms are the same. There is a big difference between someone feeling down or slightly depressed (which is normal)……read more.
Resuming Face to Face Music Lessons
Moving into Summer 2021, as close contact services start to reopen, seemingly for good this time, music teachers are ready to make the step back to teaching in person lessons, so what do you need to consider when return to in-person tuition?…..read more.
10 Secrets to Being an Outstanding Piano Teacher
To all you music teachers/tutors out there, have you ever felt like you’ve hit a wall with trying to make your lessons more interesting for your students? You know, that one pupil who keeps asking when the lesson will be over and you can’t help but feel like what you’re teaching could be more engaging or not engaging enough….read more.
Top 5 Tips for Smashing a Graded Music Exam
So, you’ve got your graded exam booked, it’s a few months away but you know it will come quickly. You attend weekly lessons with your tutor who is helping you prep for it but you still feel that wee voice nagging you at the back of your mind, “what if I mess up”….read more.
Top 5 Piano Practise Scales for Beginners
Find resources to practice the piano between lessons can be a challenge for beginner piano students. To help we have pulled together the top 5 practise scales that a beginner should concentrate on….read more.
Teaching Music in Uganda
Professional singing teacher Jordan Hodson traveled over to Uganda to teach music. As Jordan is part of the community of music teachers here on MusicTeacher.com….read more.
The 3 Basic Triads Explained
A triad is a chord formed of 3 notes. Only certain chords are triads, for example a power chord is not a triad, as it’s made of only 2 notes, and major 7, minor 7 or dominant 7 chords, being made of 4 notes, are not triads either….read more.
Kirk Hammet Guitar Rig
Kirk Hammett is known as the lead guitar player in Thrash Metal giants Metallica. Over the years his rig has changed based on the needs of the album they are touring, but it has remained mostly faithful to a few select pieces of gear….read more.
Randy Rhodes Guitar Rig 1981
Randy Rhodes had a very short career in the spotlight but in that time he became a certified guitar hero. Most notably for his work with Ozzy Osbourne on 1980s Blizzard of Ozz and 1982’s Diary of a Madman….read more.
Brian May Guitar Rig 1975
1975 was a year that forever changed the lives of the members of Queen. They released their classic album A Night at the Opera which contained the massive hit Bohemian Rhapsody….read more.
Eric Clapton Guitar Rig 1965
In 1965, a young Eric Clapton was making huge waves on the London music scene. First as a member of the Yardbirds, then in 1965 as a member of John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers. It was in 1965 that Eric Clapton presented to the world, one of the most coveted and desired guitar tones of all time….read more.
Tom Morello Guitar Rig 1992
Tom Morello is something of a sonic architect. Millions will have heard his otherworldly guitar parts in Rage Against the Machine and wondered just what was going on. Some of the most iconic RATM riffs don’t even sound like a guitar…..read more.
Matt Bellamy Guitar Rig 2001
Matt Bellamy has caused something of a shake up in the guitar world since Muse burst onto the scene in 2001. He has made guitars sound like everything other than a guitar over the years, and this leaves many people wondering just how he does it…..read more.
Slash Guitar Rig 2015
You probably know him best for being an 80s rock guitar hero from the band Guns ‘N Roses but these days Slash is an accomplished solo artist in his own right…..read more.
John Mayer Guitar Rig 2005
Many write him off as a flash in the pan pop artist, but the truth is, John Mayer is a guitar player through and through. He may divide opinion with some of his antics but let’s face it, he’s a great player with a fantastic tone…..read more.
Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar Rig 1984
If you’re a fan of Texas blues, you’re probably a fan of Stevie Ray Vaughan. One of the hardest hitting, meanest guitar slingers in the world. SRV, as he’s known, took the blues formula, sprinkled some Texas magic on it and turned it up to 10…..read more.
Jimi Hendrix Guitar Rig 1969 (Woodstock Festival)
Jimi Hendrix is one of the best known names in the guitar world. You don’t need to look far to find traces of his influence. Chances are, if you’ve picked up the guitar in the last 50 years, you’re probably inspired by Hendrix in some capacity…..read more.
Eddie Van Halen Guitar Rig
In 1978 a young Dutch born guitar player named Eddie Van Halen rewrote the blueprint for Electric Guitar. Let’s check out his guitar rig from the first album……read more.
Jimmy Page Guitar Rig
Jimmy Page is the guitar player from Led Zeppelin. For over 50 years his guitar riffs and licks have been inspiring countless generations of guitar players, and he will continue to do so for many years to come…..read more.
Dave Grohl Guitar Rig
Dave Grohl is a man of many talents. From his thundering drums on Nirvana’s discography to his guitar slinging, songwriting prowess for alt-rock superheroes the Foo Fighters. You’ve probably heard something this mans talents has graced over the years…..read more.
Alex Turner Guitar Rig 2006
Alex Turner’s guitar rig during Arctic Monkeys explosion into fame was fairly simple. Comprised of only two pedals it nonetheless had a distinctive tone…..read more.
Introducing the MXR Phase 90
The MXR Phase 90 is a pedal that has been seen on countless pedalboards all around the world. It’s been doing the rounds in the guitar community for over 40 years and it is still a mainstay for guitarists needing a robust and reliable phaser pedal…..read more.
Jack White Guitar Rig 2003
Jack White is one half of the alt-rock duo The White Stripes. His style is rooted firmly in blues. The White Stripes tool the old blues formula, cut it up, added some fuzz and crafted their own unique brand of riffy retro rock and roll…..read more.
Kurt Cobain Guitar Rig 1991
Kurt Cobain’s Nevermind era guitar rig was surprisingly sparse, purchasing only a few guitars, pedals and amps with the $287,000 advance from Geffen Records…..read more.
Covid-19 and Your Teaching Space
With many teachers in the UK currently working towards resuming normal service, and others already having done so, it raises a few questions about how we can be best prepared for this with the suitability of our teaching studios…..read more.
How to Sing Rock
If there is anywhere in the world of singing technique where people get the wrong idea about how to achieve great sounding vocals then it’s in the rock genres. Often, singers aren’t even thinking about what they are doing to their voices, they are just doing it…..read more.
Whatever Happened to Guitar Geek?
Guitar Geek had such awesome diagrams of famous guitarist guitar rigs. As a teenager, I was totally obsessed with reading through each rig just imagining that I had the gear detailed in the diagrams…..read more.
Best Music Courses UK
The UK has some of the best courses in the world when it comes to courses for musicians of all styles and backgrounds. Here are a few of the courses for guitarists looking into furthering their education or understanding of music and the music industry from an academic point of view…..read more.