Technique

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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How To Get Your Singing Voice Back
Technique - Voice

How To Get Your Singing Voice Back?

As a singer, vocal health is extremely important. Taking care of your voice may seem like an obvious task, but if you’re not utilizing proper warm-up or vocal exercising techniques and/or are singing too often, your voice can get fatigued and hoarse.

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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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How To Test Your Vocal Range
Technique - Voice

How To Test Your Vocal Range

Singers should always know and be comfortable with the range that they sing in. Knowing your voice type is key when selecting songs to sing. The vocal range can be indicated by the four basic parts within a choir: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass.

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How To Strengthen Your Singing Voice
Technique - Voice

How To Strengthen Your Singing Voice

Your vocal health is an important part of being a singer. When you have a strong voice and use it frequently to perform, you need to be sure that you are practicing proper vocal training to keep up with the demands of being a singer as well as keeping the voice healthy.

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10 Easy Songs That Can Be Sung At Any Level
Technique - Voice

10 Easy Songs That Can Be Sung At Any Level

When you start singing lessons, it can be difficult to figure out which song you want to sing first, especially if you aren’t aware of your voice type, or what style you’d prefer to practice. These are choices that are solidified as you progress in your lessons, but at first, it can be difficult to pinpoint.

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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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Ilana G. - singing teacher
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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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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