Buying your first guitar? We asked the experts where to start – CNN Underscored | Start Classified

Buying your first guitar?  We asked the experts where to start - CNN Underscored

CNN — There’s something about the allure of picking up a guitar, whether you aspire to playing to sold-out arenas every night or just want to noodle around while you while away the time at home. Playing the guitar can be an incredibly satisfying creative hobby and a great way to unwind after a long … Read more

Giving Music: Alum Shares Violin and Life Lessons | UM Detroit – UMich | Start Classified

Giving music: Alum shares violin and life lessons - University of Michigan News

By: Greta GastSource: Michigan NewsPhotos by: Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography Clara Hardie, University of Michigan graduate and founder of Detroit Youth Volume. Ashanti Norwood, one of the Detroit Youth Volume students. Ashanti Norwood was 8 for her first violin lesson, and students were instructed to remove their shoes so their feet could be tracked for … Read more

Damian Erskine: “Don’t get distracted by getting gear to solve all your problems. Do what you have.” – Guitar World | Start Classified

Damian Erskine: "Don't get distracted by getting gear to solve all your problems.  Do what you have.” - Guitar World

Damian Erskine is a career bassist, educator and columnist who has played with a wide variety of musicians, primarily from the jazz world. He is an adjunct professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, and travels abroad regularly, virus permitting, to teach. He has performed at many clinics and written for several print and … Read more

Banjo Ben Clark shares his music with the world – Wilson Post | Start Classified

Banjo Ben Clark shares his music with the world - Wilson Post

While he’s fairly proficient on the guitar, mandolin, and piano, professional musician Ben Clark has been head over heels in love with the banjo since he first tried it in college. He tackled it with such enthusiasm that his friends were quick to nickname him Banjo Ben, a nickname that sticks like glue and which … Read more

Cornelia Vertenstein taught many lessons beyond the piano – The New York Times | Start Classified

Cornelia Vertenstein taught many lessons beyond the piano - The New York Times

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and gives behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism is created. Cornelia Vertenstein, a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor, gave her last piano lesson on February 1 at 6:30 am. She wasn’t well, so she arranged a trip to the hospital. Pneumonia set in, and the family gathered … Read more

Eanna Ni Lamhna: "Every day you should say, “I didn’t know that.” It keeps your brain going" – Irish examiner | Start Classified

Eanna Ni Lamhna: "Every day you should say, "I didn't know that."  It keeps your brain going" - Irish examiner

Every second Tuesday late afternoon, Éanna Ní Lamhna retreats to her bedroom for her half-hour online flute lesson with Caitriona Ryan, Principal Flute of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. The naturalist and broadcaster has accepted a challenge set by Music Network to learn to play a musical instrument, get sponsorship from friends and family and … Read more

App State’s Community Music School makes music accessible to all ages; Registration for jumping group classes open until February 5th – High Country Press | Start Classified

App State's Community Music School makes music accessible to all ages;  Registration for jumping group classes open until February 5th - High Country Press

The Appalachian Youth Chorale at the Community Music School pictured during a rehearsal in January 2020. Photo courtesy of the Community Music School By Harley Nefe The Community Music School at Appalachian State University is a nonprofit organization that proudly serves Boone and the surrounding community by making the musical arts accessible to people of … Read more

Learning to Play Guitar: The Best Online Lessons and Courses You Can Take From the Home – CNET | Start Classified

Growing up, my dad played the guitar and always kept a stack of well-worn Harry Chapin, Don McLean, and John Prine songbooks nearby. When my parents gave me a Takamine acoustic guitar for my birthday as a teenager, I consulted the same songbooks for my first foray into guitar playing. I’ve admittedly strayed from the … Read more