I am really proud and excited to announce that Maureen Murphy is joining Green Hills Guitar Studio as our new vocal instructor! Like everyone else… Read More »Maureen Murphy Joins Green Hills Guitar Studio
Did you know that when you come to Green Hills Guitar Studio, you get way more than just a music lesson?
Most of us have heard about the benefits of learning an instrument at a young age. From increasing coordination and reading skills to boosting self-confidence and patience, the positive outcomes are truly endless. And while it’s true that there advantages to starting your musical journey in the early developmental years, there are certainly benefits for those learning to play the guitar as adults as well.Read More »Music Lessons: What You Truly Gain
We’ve all heard the phrase, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” but at Green Hills Guitar Studio, that’s exactly what we do.
The myth that older adults are incapable of learning new skills is just that…A MYTH. Although scientists once believed that after a certain age your brain was incapable of growing and absorbing new information, a new discovery called Neuroplasticity proves that adult brains are way more resilient and savvy than previously thought.Read More »Aging and Music
So, your child wants to start music lessons. Well, one of the very first steps is simply picking an instrument. While there’s no wrong choice when it comes to playing music, there are different advantages to playing various instruments, especially as a beginner. And if you aren’t quite sure where to start, the piano is a great first option.Read More »The Benefits of Piano: A Starter Instrument
I am very excited to have Nashville vocal coach Jaime Babbitt joining us at Green Hills Guitar Studio. Aside from being a really great human being, Jaime is a songwriter, a very experienced singer, an in-demand vocal instructor, speaker and recent author with her book, Working With Your Voice, published by Alfred in 2011.Read More »Vocal Coach on Musical Self-Criticism and Judgement
Most musicians do not have perfect pitch and have practiced and employed several skills to improve their ears’ abilities. At the collegiate or academic level, a student is required to test through several levels of ear training to further their abilities and continue their musical study.Read More »Ear Training for Musicians
Example of Frustrations With Learning Guitar I had a student start lessons with me and he had been taking lessons from another teacher for a few… Read More »3 Questions to Consider Before You Begin Guitar Lessons
In my last post, I talked about what you need to know about yourself before looking for a guitar instructor. In this post I would like to share some thoughts on what to look for in your guitar instructor. This applies whether you are looking to study guitar in your home town or seek guitar instruction online.Read More »What to Look for in A Guitar Instructor