Author Archives: Vincent Reina

Vincent Reina
Vincent Reina
Vincent received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Purchase Conservatory, earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching Music from Manhattanville College and is an alumnus of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division. Vincent has performed for television, audio recordings and on professional stages in various genres of music. He’s the proud winner of many significant piano competitions, including the Westminster Choir College Artistic Excellence in Piano Award.
Guitar - Instruments

5 Keyboards and Guitars for Beginners

It’s important to start learning on instruments that are of a certain quality. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of gear that will help you start your quest to master an instrument. Here are some great guitars and keyboards sufficient for the novice and intermediate player without breaking the bank…

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What Makes A Song A Good Song
Inspiration

What Makes A Song A Good Song?

When you think of a good song, you think of something that’s easy to remember and fun to listen to. There are many reasons we consider a song to be good, or why we love them and want to listen to them.

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Piano Terms- The Terminology & Lingo You Should Know   
Piano - Technique

Piano Terms: The Terminology & Lingo You Should Know   

When wanting to learn a new instrument, the piano is by far one of the best instruments to begin with. But keep in mind that you can’t become Beethoven in a day!

There is still a lot of music theory that goes into learning any instrument, which can seem very overwhelming and difficult to learn, but is a building block in your music education.

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5 Tips For Learning Guitar as an Adult
Guitar - Lessons

5 Tips For Learning Guitar as an Adult

Most people believe when they reach adulthood it can be too difficult to take on learning a new instrument, and that you should start those types of music lessons as a child.

But the truth is, you are never too old to teach yourself a new skill, and the guitar is no exception.

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Teaching Music Online
Inspiration

Teaching Music Online: Creative Ideas to Keep Students Engaged While Learning From Home

Many teachers have had to pivot their businesses to virtual online lessons following the global pandemic of Covid-19. The coronavirus has forced many teachers to reevaluate and change the way they do things in the “classroom,” including music teachers.

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How To Properly Hold A Guitar
Guitar - Technique

How To Properly Hold A Guitar

If you have an interest in learning how to play the guitar, usually you might start to learn to play by looking at beginner guitar lessons, learning proper strumming for rhythms, or maybe studying some music theory or how to play specific chords.

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8 Easy Guitar Songs For Every Beginner
Guitar - Instruments - Technique

8 Easy Guitar Songs For Every Beginner

When you are getting started with playing the guitar, it’s incredible to find the sheer number of songs that you can learn to play right from the start. Since many songs utilize only 2 or 3 major chords, it is easy to pick up these songs when playing. A beginner guitarist should start with easy songs such as these.

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Piano Chords Explained
Instruments - Piano - Technique

Piano Chords Explained

Looking at the piano and its notes, the first thing even the most amateur musician will notice is an array of keys – some black and some white – that make different sounds or notes when struck.

A combination of those notes, known as the chord on a piano is a minimum of 3 notes played together, sometimes more in some cases.

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The 6 Best Instruments To Learn When You're 50+
Instruments - Lessons

The 6 Best Instruments To Learn When You’re 50+

As you age you tend to think that you’re unable to do certain things because you’re “too old” to do them any longer.

One of the biggest misconceptions like the expression ‘teaching an old dog a new trick’ is that in your older years you are unable to learn a brand new instrument. Older adults still have the ability to learn, so don’t feel you need to give up on this.

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First & Easiest Violin Songs for Beginners
Violin

First & Easiest Violin Songs for Beginners

When you begin to learn to play the violin, you probably fancy yourself mastering a difficult piece like one of Beethoven’s Sonatas or the Concerto in A Minor. But in reality, you should be sure to give yourself some patience because it will require time to get to that stage.

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