Whether you write your own songs or just enjoy playing improvised stuff, being inspired can make a huge difference! Inspiration can come from all kinds of things including, of course – other people’s music, art, experiences, or even just...
As seen on Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 5 Having taught music lessons for over 12 years now, I see some reoccurring themes with my students and I find the most important one to address is "How to Practice".  It may sound...
As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 5 A vocal concept that is very important for singing country and other popular styles of singing twang. The term has dual meanings, and knowing the similarities and difference between these meanings is...
Singing is rough. It involves millions of micro-collisions inside the throat. Vocal cords are a pair of thin strips, which are located inside the voice box, or larynx, inside the throat. Your vocal cords have the highest concentration of...
Wanting to be a successful music artist is a lofty goal to have, but it’s also one that’s attainable if you set your mind to it and have the right talent. Never stop dreaming or going after what it...
As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 4. The first step to being a great rhythm guitarist is not purchasing a metronome. It’s not even learning chords or performing with other musicians. It’s admitting to yourself that it’s okay to play rhythm...
Whether you are a seasoned jazz musician or a solo lead guitarist, you can re-imagine your talent to the piano. Many complex melodies and chords are transcribed with ease to traditional sheet music. Mastering a new instrument can bring...
Want your child to be brighter, more confident, and teach them the value of perseverance? Introduce them to the joys of music! Whether they’re singing alone or learning the art of playing an instrument, every aspect of their life...
As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 4. Songwriting is a talent that I think is entirely different from being a gifted singer, live performer, or instrumentalist. Lots of singers and soloists can blow you away with their chops...for a while. But...
Songwriting requires tons of creativity and inspiration. Unfortunately, sooner or later you will get stuck and you’ll find it difficult to come up with something fresh. Discovering a muse, developing a songwriting routine, and learning how to expand your...