How To Play High Notes On A Trumpet – Tips From a Trumpet Expert

How to Play High Notes on a Trumpet

Are you just starting to get skilled on the trumpet? Are you jealous of the high trumpet range other players have? Learning how to play high notes on a trumpet can be tricky, but it’s one of the hallmarks of a skilled trumpet player. There is a right way and wrong way to go about … Read moreHow To Play High Notes On A Trumpet – Tips From a Trumpet Expert

MTX Magnum MB210sp Review: Great Performance for the Price

MTX Magnum MB210sp Review

Budget subwoofer setups are important. After years listening to subs at every different price point, it’s easy to overlook the less-powerful setups in favor of more impressive ones. However, over the years I’ve come to realize that budget subs have their place. If there wasn’t an easy way to get into car audio, many people … Read moreMTX Magnum MB210sp Review: Great Performance for the Price

Acoustic Guitar Types: Body Shapes, Sizes and Critical Features

Acoustic Guitar Types

When it comes to acoustic guitars, shape and size really do matter. After talking to many students over the years, it has become obvious to me that one of the lesser considered features of an acoustic guitar when making a purchase is the acoustic guitar body shape, size, and tonewoods. As it turns out, the … Read moreAcoustic Guitar Types: Body Shapes, Sizes and Critical Features

Alvarez Artist Series AF30 Review: Great Sound at a Small Price

Alvarez Artist Series AF30 Review

Finding quality acoustic guitars can be tricky. There are a lot of great ones out there and a lot of junky ones too. Finding the best acoustic guitar for under $300 isn’t impossible if you know where to look. There are a few choices I’ve recommended to my students over the past 10 years, and … Read moreAlvarez Artist Series AF30 Review: Great Sound at a Small Price

Electric vs. Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: Expert Advice

Electric vs Acoustic Guitar

Years back, I remember mulling over the electric vs acoustic guitar face-off, which is the best beginner decision when learning to play the guitar? As with most enjoyable things in life, the answer comes down to your unique preferences. The easiest guitar to play is the one you are most motivated to learn on and … Read moreElectric vs. Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: Expert Advice

How to Sing with Vibrato: Lesson From an Experienced Singer

How to Sing with Vibrato

My Personal History with Vibrato In a way, music has always coursed through my veins. I remember when I first truly wanted to learn how to sing–it was when I had fallen in love with the Wicked soundtrack and had been singing each song, word for word, for months. One night, after practicing for hours … Read moreHow to Sing with Vibrato: Lesson From an Experienced Singer

How to Overcome Stage Fright When Singing: Vocal Coach Provides Advice

How to Overcome Stage Fright when Singing

Does the thought of singing in front of people scare you? Well, you’re not alone! Even some of the greatest performers have confessed that they had to learn how to overcome stage fright when singing for a crowd. I took on my first stage at the tender age of four years old. Since then, I’ve … Read moreHow to Overcome Stage Fright When Singing: Vocal Coach Provides Advice

JL Audio 10W0V3-4 Subwoofer Review: Audio Expert Advice After Test

JL Audio 10W0V3-4 Review

Sometimes, your car audio system isn’t about rattling your windows and showing off your favorite music. Sometimes, it’s more about deep, clear beats that resonate deep in your chest and make your stomach flop. In this JL Audio 10W0V3-4 review, I’ll tell you how this subwoofer gives you that experience. I’ve taken a look at … Read moreJL Audio 10W0V3-4 Subwoofer Review: Audio Expert Advice After Test

Yamaha YTR-2335 vs. 2330 vs. 2320: Which One Is Best for Students and Beginners?

Yamaha-YTR-2335 vs 2330 vs-2320

When people ask me for the best student and beginner trumpet, I always direct them to the Yamaha 2300 series of trumpets. These trumpets are great and have proven good results for my students in 10 years of teaching and for my own playing for 20 years. But which one should you get? It depends, … Read moreYamaha YTR-2335 vs. 2330 vs. 2320: Which One Is Best for Students and Beginners?