Lessons - Perfomance - Repertoire - Technique - Voice

But WHAT should I sing???

If you have been studying voice, or spent time around other vocalists, you may have heard them refer to their “book”. This book refers to a singer’s repertoire. What a singer chooses to study and perform is hugely important. It frames your identity as an artist and the way you are presented to your audiences.

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10 Types & Sizes of Pianos Explained
Instruments - Piano

10 Types & Sizes of Pianos Explained

The piano is noted as one of the best instruments to begin learning how to play from, mainly due to the ease of locating notes and identifying chords.

Most students tend to practice on a keyboard, which sounds and plays vastly different than the piano, due to its size and sound. The keys aren’t weighted and there aren’t usually any pedals, so it would better benefit you to practice on an actual piano if given the opportunity.

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How To Clean Your Piano Keys Without Damage
Instruments - Piano

How To Clean Your Piano Keys Without Damage

If you play the piano, you know that an important step in keeping your piano in great shape for a long time is through regular maintenance and repair when necessary.

Proper maintenance is key (no pun intended), and one of those tasks includes cleaning your piano keys without damaging them. Oils from your skin (as well as whatever other grime your skin picks up), dust, and dirt can collect on your keys making them look very dingy.

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My Top 5 Tips for Auditioning
Audition - Opera - Perfomance - Technique - Voice

My Top 5 Tips for Auditioning  

Ready for your next audition?  Going on your first audition?  Losing sleep over said audition?  Here are some tips from Alexia, one of NYC’s top voice teachers to help you out!

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How to be a Versatile Singer, notes from a Pro.
Jazz - Lessons - Opera - Perfomance - Technique - Voice

How to be a Versatile Singer, notes from a Pro

I can’t count the number of times a student has told me, “I can’t sing with vibrato, I’m a pop singer;” or “I can’t sing an aria, I’m a musical theatre singer.”

Admittedly, I was once a victim of this kind of thinking. I would say, “I can’t belt, I’m a legit singer.”

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Music Theory Terms To Know - Basic & Advanced
Inspiration - Lessons

Music Theory Terms To Know – Basic & Advanced

When learning a new instrument or taking a music class for the first time, you will be required to learn Music Theory. The importance of learning theory is what will help you read the music, decipher the music and become privy to the music language. As a musician, teacher or student, there are certain terms that you should know, both basic and advanced, that will guide you, helping you to understand music and become more of an expert on the subject.

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Violin

A Violinist who can do it all: An interview with our teaching artist Allie P.


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What advice would you give to parents who are considering getting violin lessons for their children?

– Find a teacher that is not only a good player but is a very good educator. To be able to teach well is a skill. A good teacher will also have knowledge in finding instruments, instrument accessories, violin books per specific level, and know-how to inspire their students.

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Instruments - Lessons

4 Reasons Why Your Child Should Take Music Lessons

Between baseball, soccer, gymnastics and cell phones, our children’s schedules are packed with fun activities. If you were on the fence about adding music lessons into the weekly grind, here are a few reasons why music lessons might be an important activity for your child to be involved in.

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Types of Vocal Timbre
Perfomance - Voice

Types of Vocal Timbre

How Adjusting Your Voice Can Completely Change It’s Quality and Sound

Most seasoned singers know that warming up is one of the most important tools to keep a voice healthy and maintain your tone. Vocal Timbre, or as it is described as the quality of that tone utilizing complex overtones, or sound waves, is that unique “something” that gives color and personality to your voice, and how it is recognized.

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Think you can’t sing? I disagree
Lessons - Voice

Think you can’t sing? I disagree.

Think you can’t sing? I disagree.

If you struggle to carry a tune, chances are you aren’t tone deaf, but that some part of your voice is just a bit out of whack. Your voice is an incredibly complex system that requires all its parts to be in balance to function smoothly.

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