Pandemics and Composers

Let’s start with Guillaume de Machaut, the French composer, deemed the most important composer of the 14th century.  Born in 1300, he survived one of the worst plagues in recorded history, the Black Plague.   By 1348, the pandemic had devastated much of europe, and finally arrived in Northern France.    Interestingly scholars say Guillaume […]

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Pandemics and Composers

Let’s start with Guillaume de Machaut, the French composer, deemed the most important composer of the 14th century.  Born in 1300, he survived one of the worst plagues in recorded history, the Black Plague.   By 1348, the pandemic had devastated much of europe, and finally arrived in Northern France.    Interestingly scholars say Guillaume […]

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Online Music Lessons

Piano Teachers Los Angeles

Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, only a small percentage of online music lessons took place.   Today, every music teacher across the nation has conducted online music lessons.  At Angeles Academy, we have the unique perspective of seeing this played out across hundreds of teachers and students, making discoveries useful to parents and students!   […]

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How long does it take to learn an instrument?

Learn an Instrument

  This is one of the most common questions we get asked by potential students.  This is almost impossible to answer, because there are so many variables.  The question itself is vague, because there is no moment in which an instrument is learned or not, because it is a process more than a arrival point.  For […]

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Music Classes, the Side Effects

Music Classes

You have probably heard it said that music has many benefits for the brain. This concept has almost become a gimmick used to sell music classes. We should begin by stating that we don’t believe students should study music as a way to get a few higher points on their math test. Even though its […]

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Violin Lessons for Kids

Violin Lessons for Kids

The violin is a third most popular instrument in the world. It is an incredible instrument, versatile in all different genres of music, portable and easy to transport. The violin is capable of producing beautiful pure tone, and it might be argued has perhaps the best potential for expression and beauty of tone among the […]

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The Benefits of Music Schools vs. In-Home Lessons

home school vs music school lessons

Despite the convenience of in-home lessons, taking music classes from a teacher’s home base are actually much more beneficial to a students progress. This especially applies to younger students. The difference comes from the attitudes and logistical issues that occur when lessons take place in a student’s home. In this blog, we’ll discuss why it’s […]

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Singing Lessons in Los Angeles

singing lesson

With so many instructors and schools that offer singing lessons in Los Angeles, it can be challenging, and even overwhelming, to find the right fit. This blog will help to educate people with little private lesson experience as to what is most important in finding a school or private instructor. One of our most frequently […]

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Practice Methods for Speed

practice method

When you’re just starting out, it can be discouraging to have to practice everything you’re working on at a slow speed. All you need is a metronome and a little bit of time. If you don’t already have a metronome, you can download a metronome app on your phone. A great app is called Tonal […]

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