Category Archives: Playing the ukulele

When should my child start music lessons?

  We’ve all seen this video of young Korean kids playing the guitar: Pretty astounding and it probably leaves some parents wondering if Junior should be starting music lessons in the womb. I’ve taught guitar for over 15 years and … Continue reading

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Easy to play stringed instruments

In this case, size doesn’t matter although ukuleles are little and pretty easy to play, even if you’ve never played an instrument before. In the video below, I play a bunch of different instruments and give you advice, most importantly … Continue reading

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Ukulele lesson. Free. Yeah, free.

Often when you pay nothing for something you get what you pay for — advice from “experts” who couldn’t find their hind end with both hands, sites that fill your device with cookies, and well-dressed church ladies who show up … Continue reading

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How a writer-musician-teacher-parking lot attendant spends her time

I haven’t written a blog post in a few months. Lest you think I’ve been slumped in front of the TV with a box of bonbons by my side, here’s an update, numbered for convenience. I’m all about convenience, unless … Continue reading

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Skype music lessons are easier than you think

Has your favorite teacher moved away? Do you live in a remote area? Maybe you just want the convenience of taking music lessons in your home, and the only teacher you can find looks like he’s casing the joint to … Continue reading

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Do guitar players need to know how to read?

Yes and no. Don’t get hung up on thinking that in order to be a great guitar player, you need to read notation. Some of the greatest musicians on the planet don’t have that skill. However, in certain situations, it’s … Continue reading

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Care and feeding of your guitar and other stringed instruments

Ever seen an old piece of furniture at a garage sale? Or the wood of a hundred-year-old barn? Chances are the wood is cracked and warped. That could happen to your instrument if you don’t take care of it. Here’s … Continue reading

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