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18 Major Benefits of Playing the Piano

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There can be little doubt that children learn through creative expression. Strengthening and encouraging their natural creative ability at a young age is key to a child’s development. While school will teach children structure and academics, it all starts with imagination, and developing a musical skill at a young age channels a child’s imagination and lays a foundation that will benefit them throughout their lives. When we think of playing the piano, or taking piano lessons, perhaps what comes to mind is a concert pianist playing a fantastically complicated piece […]

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Singing Lesson Basics

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Singing involves more than making different sounds into a microphone or otherwise.  When caring for an instrument, proper cleaning, tuning, and practice is required and your voice is no exception.  As such, proper care and best practices are essential to a student’s singing potential. Upbeat Piano Studio offers singing lessons that provide our students with much more than the ability to control their voice.  Our one-on-one training sessions are tailored to help you continually progress and achieve your singing goals.  Each lesson covers a wide range of skill development including: […]

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Why Do Music Students Quit?

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In the world of music, it is extremely common for children and teens to quit playing music. Whether they play the piano, trumpet or flute, practice requires a great deal of time. To do well, students often must sacrifice other activities in the process. In a two-part blog, we’d like to talk about why students quit playing music first. In our follow-up, we will discuss how parents, and students too, can better balance their lives and keep music as a part of it. In a previous blogs, we discussed why […]

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Tips Before Buying a Piano

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Deciding to buy a piano for your family can be a big step, but deciding on which piano to buy is even bigger. Setting a budget, finding a place in your home and seeking out the right piano are all decisions that require research and planning. Having a piano in your home means high quality practicing for your kids (and maybe you too) and can often be the centre piece for family gatherings and holidays. It is not only a musical instrument, but also a valued piece of furniture that […]

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Careers In The Music Industry

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Many musicians dream one day of performing live in front of thousands of people. Or recording their own album in which they sing or play an instrument. Often we as artists not only enjoy creating music, but we also love to give it to others. We want our music to be heard and enjoyed. To create a song or compilation of songs to be heard by a large audience, it takes much more than just a musician with her instrument. After years of practice and hours of instruction, an artist […]

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