Intro - Hello everyone, Kyle Shook here again with Music Scene. I have been teaching piano for a while now, and this is one of the most commonly asked questions. There are many differences between the classical pianist and the jazz pianist. In my experience the phrase “Jazz pianist” does not just mean a person can only play or has studied jazz music, and the phrase “classical pianist” does not mean a person only plays or has studied classical music. In fact, the definitions i
Getting Over The Sticker Shock As a beginning band parent you may be over whelmed by the "sticker shock" of a new instrument. In addition, many parents I work with believe that once an instrument is paid for this is all they need to do. They are surprised when the band director tells them their instrument needs work. Let's first look at the "sticker shock" issue. If an instrument is made in the states there are wages and marketing done to sell that brand of instrument. Work h
I’m Lane Turgeon, the Guitar Repairman (Luthier) at Music Scene. Let’s talk about strings. It could be argued that strings are the single most important component in stringed instruments – after all, they wouldn’t make much sound without them. In my experience repairing string instruments, teaching lessons, and playing, I’ve come to the conclusion that having good, fresh, and appropriate strings for your instrument make almost as much difference as the brand of instrument you
Intro – My name is Kyle Shook, and I am a piano instructor at Music Scene. I hear all the time I wish I would have stuck with piano when I was young. I also here I would love to learn piano, but I am too old. Both statements irk me the wrong way as a piano instructor. This is because I have seen first hand a “busy” adult have major success on piano. I will admit there are some differences between adult piano lessons, and kid piano lessons and below I will try my best to expla
Oh No!! It's barely six hours before the gig in the evening and during the course of your afternoon practice (or more realistically, about two days ago...right?) disaster strikes! A pad drops out. There's no time to dash along to your repairer, and you don't have a spare horn - what ya gonna do??
Obviously you need a way to refit the pad so that it'll hang in there just long enough to cover you for the gig, after which you can make your way to your local repairer in your own
Intro - The drums are a great instrument to start learning at an early age. The skills a person learns on the drums can apply to every other instrument. Below are 5 benefits of learning the drums. Here at Music scene we have a couple of drum instructors, and these benefits have been proven through years of music lessons. Drum Benefit 1 – Your Rhythm will significantly improve Everyone knows the drummer must keep the beat. The drum part is the heart and beat of the song. It is