A Musical Puzzle

A Musical Puzzle

Happy May! For this month’s instructor column, I have included a musical brain teaser for all of you to try and solve. There is a hidden message embedded exactly twice in this short passage of music. In the spirit of capitalism, I will award a $5...

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Beat the Beat

Beat the Beat

If we get sick, we take medicine. It might taste bad or be difficult to take; however, it is intended to help us. Likewise, using a metronome during practice might not be very enjoyable for some people, but it could be greatly beneficial. The...

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Building Your Repertoire

Building Your Repertoire

So you just finished performing your new piece that you've been working on for months, and now it's time to put it away and move onto something new.  While it is exciting to begin something new, it is important to keep up with your old music.  By...

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Slow Practice and Sleep

Slow Practice and Sleep

Imagine getting better at a musical instrument twice as fast, with only half of the effort you are currently putting in. Sounds crazy, right? Well, if slow practice isn’t a priority, then music learning is not at its optimum. The same goes for...

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Instrument Upgrades

Instrument Upgrades

As a teacher I often get questions from guitar students and parents about choosing an appropriate beginner instrument. However, I’ve noticed that I rarely get questions about upgrading instruments and often see students playing on instruments they...

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Appropriate Performance Attire

Appropriate Performance Attire

The dilemma: it’s the night before your performance and you are not sure what to wear. If you are like me, your internal dialogue might go something like this,  “I know the standard concert attire for years has been black...JUST BLACK!?” “It is...

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Tricia Diaz Carrion

My son loves Ms. Michelle... She's an awesome piano/organ teacher!

Tricia Diaz Carrion / parent
Jennifer Ortega

San Antonio Music Academy is very well organized. My daughter's piano teacher is wonderful! She's been taking lessons for 5 months and looks forward to each lesson. I really enjoy the recitals at the LOL Comedy Club.

Jennifer Ortega / parent
Aimee Tigar

Great place, totally recommend it.

Aimee Tigar / parent
Elio Maldonado Jr.

Jacob was an excellent guitar instructor. He was patient and prepared. I definitely recommend him to any person wanting to learn guitar.

Elio Maldonado Jr. / parent
Crystal Reyes

We absolutely  San Antonio Music Academy!!! All 3 of my children take lessons and they love it. My daughter Taylor has really improved her vocal abilities with the help of a wonderful vocal teacher.

Crystal Reyes / parent
Kelly Walden

Mark is excellent with our autistic son who recently began piano lessons at the Music Academy. Very patient and kind instructor. Highly recommended.

Kelly Walden / parent
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