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Looking for ways to occupy your children this Dussehra? You’ve come to the right place! Parents (rightly!) worry that children will spend all their free time on devices, now a natural extension of their bodies! Rather than asking them not to do something, you could point them towards something else that will occupy their interest: […]
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The violin is one of the most difficult instruments to learn and master. But it is not only playing it that is a challenge, tuning it is no cake walk either! If you have just started learning the Western violin, you might need help with tuning it. Don’t worry, it is normal not to know […]
Read more Why should your toddlers listen to and learn music?
Should you learn the piano or the keyboard? Millions have been drawn to key instruments. Some listen, others learn. As far as learning goes, the common dilemma that students face is whether to learn the piano or the keyboard. Both instruments offer great scope for performance; they can help you express yourself articulately (in musical […]
Read more 6 challenges in learning music with simple tips to overcome them
Should you play music for toddlers and young children? If so, what genre or form of music should you play – does it even matter? How much does music affect toddlers? These are questions that you, as a parent, may have wrestled with at some point. And you are right to have done so because […]
Read more 7 Benefits of learning the guitar that you didn’t think about…
Is learning music, joining a singing class, or playing an instrument on your bucket list of things to do in life? Have you really been meaning to learn but just not gotten around to doing it? Understandably, there are some tough odds: dealing with tight schedules, not finding the right teacher, perhaps being told that […]
Read more How to improve your Western vocal singing skills so you can perform better: 6 Tips
The guitar is one of the most appealing instruments. Maybe it is because you can easily visualise being a guitarist simply by holding and strumming the instrument. Even before your untrained fingers have taken guitar lessons! However, there are many advantages of learning the guitar, not restricted to how good you sound and feel when […]
Read more All you wanted to know about the Carnatic flute: Your consummate guide
When we say Western vocal music. a number of genres come to mind – classical, folk, pop, rock, jazz, contemporary, and film music. The range is quite mind-blowing! When did you first start loving Western vocal music? Was it the sound of Gene Kelly Singin’ in the rain, or Michael Jackson questioning the Man in […]
Read more Does your dog like listening to music? Here are some benefits of playing music to your pets…
If you have heard the sounds produced by the Carnatic flute, your ears have been privy to some of the sweetest melodies ever produced. The tunes from this humble wind instrument can instantly transport you to a serene setting even in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of daily life. Unassuming, inexpensive, and […]
Read more Why Music & Movement classes for young school-going kids and preschoolers?
Music is a universal panacea. Goldilocks feels calmer on listening to Western classical, Kapi & Bilahari feel relaxed when they listen to soft piano music & Polly mimics pop and can even move to beat and rhythm. Okay, that’s great, but so what? Well, perhaps your curiosity will be piqued if you knew that Goldilocks […]
Read more Can and should children really learn music in school?
At what age did we start moving to music? From the time we were born (maybe even before…when your mother attended music concerts with you in tow as it were!) Research says that children as young as 5-month-olds respond to music – more than speech. So, toddlers, preschoolers, and school going kids are more than […]
Read more Online vs offline music classes: Which option helps you learn best?
Music classes at school have traditionally been equated to FREE periods. It is a time for children to let their hair down, switch off, and relax. After all, this is the one class where they don’t have to memorise anything and where exams don’t decide their advancement through the school grades. So, this may beg […]
Read more 5 Fun online summer camps 2022 for children and teens
Once upon a time…music classes used to be offline. Yes, it does sound like the beginning of a fairy tale or science fiction piece! It has been a different couple of years for the music education industry – to put it mildly. But music academies and educators have to be commended for having made the […]
Read more An exciting, FUN-filled summer camp of MUSIC & CULTURE for your kids!
The summer of 2022 is finally starting to wear that familiar warm, youthful, and bright look and parents are back on the hunt for good summer camps for kids. After all, children can spend some part of their time in useful and fun skill-building activities amidst all the fun and freedom. Why online classes? Still […]
Read more 6 facts you didn’t know about the mouth organ…
If anyone has waited for summer more than the migratory birds, it must be your school-going kids! Naturally, after the gruelling exam season, they are entitled to that annual, well-deserved break. As a parent, however, you might be in two minds about whether the summers bring on the thrills or the chills! While you don’t […]
Read more 7 Beginners’ tips to learn the acoustic guitar online at home
The mouth organ is also called a harmonica, blues harp, French harp, or just simply harp. If you are a fan of 1970s Hindi action cinema, when you think of the mouth organ, (as it is best known in India), you might picture none other than Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. He portrayed the character of […]
Read more Your beginner’s guide to playing the acoustic guitar at home
Learning the Western guitar? From home? Wonderful! I’m excited for you. So, you must have realised by now that it takes more than a strap, a pick, and an instrument to sound like those guitarists you were inspired by! Of course, learning to play the guitar or any stringed instrument, for that matter, is both […]
Read more Can you learn music online & effectively?
Was it Bryan Adams, Kurt Cobain, the ending sequence of Hotel California, or, I know, it must have been Deep Purple’s Smoke on the water, right, that made you want to learn Western guitar? When did you first think to yourself, ‘I wish I could play like that’? At 8, 18, or 28? If you […]
Read more 9 practice techniques for beginners learning to play the Carnatic violin
Learning music online? A couple of years ago, only a few people who were in different continents or states would have experimented with this. If someone had told us that most singers and musicians, as well as students of music, will one day compose, collaborate, play, teach, and learn music online, we wouldn’t have been […]
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Practising the Carnatic violin? Wonderful! Would you like a daily practice routine that you can follow easily? You’ve come to the right place. We have some great techniques which will teach you how to practise the violin effectively. Stirring and devotional, sweet and melodious – the sounds that a Carnatic violinist can produce can stay […]
Read more 10 New Year’s resolutions for musicians and singers with tips to improve their music in 2022
2021 was a year that evoked mixed feelings for the music industry. Events and get-togethers took place but were tentative and cautious. However, there was some level of socialising which resulted in footfalls at concerts. The heartening thing was that the world found a way to survive and thrive in the virtual space. Social media […]
Read more 5 Soulful, solo Christmas carols (with lyrics) to connect you to the spirit of the season
New Year’s resolutions are a great way to start afresh. The beginning of a new year means you have a chance to start all over with a clean slate. Out with the old and in with the new. It is also a good time to analyse the progress of your musical plans. As a musician […]
Read more 6 Assorted Christmas carols for children and beginners with lyrics to ring in the holiday season
Christmas and music are synonymous. Christmas carols have been a tradition for ages and rightly, for they make you feel joyful, blessed, and grateful all at once. Here are some carols to make you step back and think about what this season is all about. So, go ahead and dip into your soul as you […]
How many of Julie Andrews’ ‘favourite things’ in The Sound Of Music revolved around Christmas… ♪♪ Raindrops on roses… Warm woollen mittens… Doorbells and sleigh bells… Brown paper packages tied up with strings… Silver white winters… These are a few of my favourite things. ♪♪ Is the season of Christmas one of your ‘favourite things’ […]