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I'm just a caveman. Your modern guitar tech frightens and confuses me.

The electric guitar switch in my brain recently flipped itself back to 'On' after 18 years of hibernation, and I'm feeling like Rip Van Winkle. Where and how do the cool kids learn how to shred these days? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Sep 6, 2014 - 6 answers

Tablet piano instruction?

I have an electric, piano-weighted keyboard that I want to learn how to play. I can't afford lessons right now. It has MIDI in and out connectors. Is there a hardware/software combo that will take that MIDI out connection, plug it into an Android or iOS tablet, and provide a more interactive teaching experience? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 23, 2013 - 4 answers

Seeking Advice on Jazz Drumming Lessons for 13 yr old in NoVa

My 13 year old son has expressed an interest in learning to play jazz drums. While I'm thrilled that he's showing an interest in such an accomplished and challenging field, I have no idea how to proceed. Should he take lessons or just pick up some stix and put on some Gene Krupa? If lessons are the way to start, how do I find someone who can give him what he's going to need? The teachers in my area all seem to be self-taught rockers, making it difficult to know if they're worth the commitment. Is there a way to identify a good drum teacher? All advice is appreciated.
posted by Jamesonian on Apr 1, 2013 - 8 answers

Music teaching with rebellious children

You are a music teacher who knows how to make lessons fun and involving for a young person in a rebellious frame of mind. [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on Mar 4, 2013 - 3 answers

Voice lessons in northeast Ohio?

How can I find a vocal teacher in my area? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Feb 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Drum lessons in Cambridge/Somerville(/Boston?)

Does anyone have strong recommendations for a teacher of drums in the Somerville/Cambridge area? [more inside]
posted by DoubleMark on Dec 5, 2012 - 0 answers

Should I teach guitar lessons "under the table" or create a legitimate business?

Should I teach guitar lessons "under the table" or create a legitimate business? [more inside]
posted by Eradicator! on Oct 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Guitar 101

I want to learn how to play guitar. I know nothing about guitars. Help me! [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Jun 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Guitar Lessons in Cambridge/Somerville(/Boston?)

I have a friend who's looking to learn (rock) guitar. Any firsthand recommendations for teachers in the Somerville/Cambridge area? [more inside]
posted by DoubleMark on May 14, 2012 - 3 answers

Piano lessons for my niece

How to find a piano teacher. [more inside]
posted by lifeonholidae on Aug 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Good idea to pack 'em in ...?

Private music teachers! What are your experiences offering group lessons? Trying to make more money on a per-hour basis. [more inside]
posted by agnielson on Mar 3, 2011 - 7 answers

How do I learn to sing?

I'd like to take singing lessons in Toronto. What is the best way to go about pursuing this interest? [more inside]
posted by Gin and Comics on Nov 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Now Offering Violin Lessons in NYC, Any Takers?

How much can I charge for violin lessons in NYC? [more inside]
posted by mythicalbyrd on Aug 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Anyone used Piano Wizard?

Anyone used Piano Wizard to help their child (or themselves) learn keyboard? What did you think? [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike on Jun 28, 2010 - 2 answers

Looking for my voice in Frankfurt, Germany.

Help me find a voice (singing) teacher in Frankfurt, Germany. [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Jun 16, 2010 - 1 answer

I can't seem to stop singing wherever I am.

Music should be experienced first-hand and without instruments. Where in New York City can I go and participate in music? Choral groups, drum circles, singing circles - where do I find them? [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter on Mar 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Anyone can play guitar... Fewer can play it well.

I'm an okay guitar player. How can I become a good one? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jan 24, 2010 - 17 answers

Has anyone heard an amazing transformation?

Has anyone seen, or should I say heard, an amazing transformation? [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Jan 13, 2010 - 15 answers

Suggest some good web-based or DVD-based guitar lessons for a beginner!

What's the best non-in-person way to learn guitar? I'm looking for either web-based lessons or a DVD. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jan 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Help for a musically challenged future guitar player

Want to learn to play the guitar. Recently discovered the guitar I have is classical, not western acoustic. Can I still learn how I want? And other questions from a non-musical dreamer. [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Dec 6, 2009 - 22 answers

looking for drum instructor in dc

i'm looking for a drum teacher in washington, d.c. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Oct 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Kids' musical instruments

Musical instruments for kids. [more inside]
posted by cameronfromedinburgh on Oct 7, 2009 - 22 answers

Can I teach music lessons?

How much musical experience/ability does one need to teach music lessons? [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Feb 12, 2009 - 9 answers

Online guitar instruction?

Is there a great, free website where a child with no prior experience can learn to tune and play her new guitar? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jan 13, 2009 - 2 answers

Piano on a Budget

Our children are taking piano lessons. They need a piano. We don't know what we're doing. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 19, 2008 - 25 answers

Teach me how to unce unce

I want to learn, from a teacher face-to-face, to use the various tools in an electronic (as in "dance," including hip-hop) music producer's arsenal. Do classes/lessons exist? How about in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Aug 28, 2008 - 5 answers

While my guitar gently weeps... for me?

At what point do you give up on trying to learn a musical instrument? Are some seemingly "normal" skills impossible for some people to learn even with time and instruction? Can lack of skill trump desire? [more inside]
posted by pixlboi on Apr 24, 2008 - 51 answers

Would it work to RE-learn Piano AND learn Violin?

Given that I have a somewhat substantial history playing the piano, how difficult would it be to take up lessons for the piano again after years out of practice AND start, for the first time, lessons on the Violin? How beneficial would such "cross training" be? How difficult would it be to find a teacher who could guide me on such a hybrid path? Other Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Apr 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Anyone can play guitar

Advice and resources for a guitar teacher? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 8, 2008 - 5 answers

I'm a little bit country, but New York's not.

I'm not a pro (and I don't play an instrument...) Where can I go to sing early country music in New York City? [more inside]
posted by supercoollady on Nov 24, 2007 - 3 answers

How Can I Get More Students?

Musicians -- how do you attract students? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Sep 26, 2007 - 13 answers

How can I sound like Wilson Pickett?

Is it possible to develop that smoky quality in one's voice (Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Janis Joplin, etc.) without damaging one's vocal chords? Or is that something that just occurs naturally, or else would be too dangerous to try?
posted by psmealey on Jul 30, 2007 - 13 answers

Foreign-language music, for fun and learning

Foreign-language music, for fun and learning [more inside]
posted by thumpasor on Mar 1, 2007 - 25 answers

Teaching music to the blind

I've been asked to give music lessons to a young blind boy. He has been blind since birth, and he is a music fanatic. Please help me figure out the best approach to take in teaching him about music. [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Sep 22, 2006 - 21 answers

I want to play the normallestly sized violin in the world, or such.

Last night I decided I want to play the violin. [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Mar 30, 2006 - 22 answers

Learning Music Theory/Composition.

I want to get better at composing music. [more inside]
posted by empath on Mar 1, 2006 - 15 answers

Can you teach yourself to play the drums?

Any drummers out there? I've been wanting to learn to play the drums for a long time. I have a solid musical background - years of piano, saxophone, and guitar - and a good sense of timing. Without much spare cash for lessons, I'm wondering if it's possible to teach yourself to play. If so, any good instructional books/CDs/techniques? And what about a starter kit - features, brands, models, price range?
posted by gottabefunky on Jan 7, 2004 - 9 answers

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