Coping Strategies For Dealing With Performance Anxiety And Stage Fright

Whether a sold out stadium or an open mic night, stage fright can affect many in the performance industry, and is something artists are, more often than not, likely to have to deal with. Here we look at some effective [...] more >>

March 16th, 2018 | Tags:
How to Choose the Best Guitar, 15 Factors to Consider According to Science

Navigating the surfeit of guitars available at your local music shop or online retailer can be a daunting experience. The sheer number of models, shapes and sizes is confusing. However, there might be a way to simplify the experience with [...] more >>

March 14th, 2018 | Tags:
On The Stradivarius Myth

In 2011, the Stradivarius violin known as the “Lady Blunt” sold for $15.9 million—four times the amount for any previous Stradivarius. The hefty price tag for these instruments is commensurate with their reputation. The Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti, who plays [...] more >>

March 9th, 2018 | Tags:
10 operas adapted from books: From page to stage

Literature has long provided composers with inspiration.

March 7th, 2018 | Tags:
Discover ScaleTracks

‘I don’t like scales and arpeggios’ – how many times have we heard this as teachers? In order to address this common issue, my brother-in-law David Denning and I have developed ScaleTracks, an app which features inspiring backing tracks for [...] more >>

March 2nd, 2018 | Tags: ,
To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist

We all know that listening to music can soothe emotional pain, but Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys can also ease physical pain, according to a study of children and teenagers who had major surgery.

February 28th, 2018 | Tags: