Begin Your Journey as a Musician


Practice is critical to being a musician. While it’s important to spend plenty of time taking music lessons and performing, practice will truly help you improve your skills and ensure you’re playing at your best. At the same time, you need to make sure you’re getting the most from your practice sessions to progress effectively. Otherwise, you’ll […]

Classical music isn’t typically people’s first choice of genre when singing, as they’re more likely to belt out a pop music hit or classics from musical theater. However, classical vocal training can come with several key benefits that are vital for people who want to learn to sing professionally. Through classical vocal training, students can build a […]

It’s something you’ve probably heard time and again, that a person’s singing voice is a gift they’ve inherited from birth. Is that really the case? Or is there something more to a good singing voice than natural talent? People have spent years debating whether someone is born a singer or if it’s something anyone can […]

Learning your first instrument can be an extremely rewarding and pleasantly memorable experience. As musicians, it’s often the instruments we start off with that we continue to love the most throughout our lives. At some point though, we realize that there are other sounds, techniques, and musical experiences that can only be explored by branching out […]

NYSSMA is a professional organization that evaluates elementary to high school-aged student musicians in New York. Participating students have the option to perform scales, a solo piece, or an ensemble piece of their choice, as long as it’s from the designated NYSSMA repertoire. The best way to achieve a high score is to prepare as […]

No matter how successful you are as a musician, there are definitely small moments in most performances that we wish hadn’t gone that way. So how can you work to fix small performance mistakes that are so common among musical performers? Here are some ways to tackle even the smallest and most persistent errors. Lack of Practice […]