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Drum lessons for kids and adults in Sutherland Shire

Our teachers will bring the right balance of fun and dedication into your Piano classes Sutherland Shire which will make learning fun for all ages and abilities.

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Guitar Lessons

Guitar lessons for kids and adults in Sutherland Shire

Learning to the play the Guitar at a basic level is fun and easy, while mastering this popular instrument offers plenty of challenge, requiring a strong desire to achieve matched with dedication to practice and learning.

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Bass Guitar Lessons

Want to join a band with mates, and they need a Bass player? Then Learn2Play Music is the right Caringbah music school for you, teaching you to play songs, not scales and arpeggios.

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Drum Lessons

Best drums lessons in Sutherland Shire

Get into the excitement of drumming! Learn2Play Music have the very best drums lessons in Sutherland Shire. We offer a great learning environment, awesome Drum teachers and structured programs as well as rock and jazz band programs for you to join in on when you’re ready.

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Violin Lessons

We’ll get you off to a great start on the Violin!

Learn2Play Music offers students the Shire’s best Violin Lessons, studious but fun one-on-one classes and expert advice on instrument selection.

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Rock School

Live the dream!

Our Rock School in Sydney Shire is our original and unique program where we bring together students of all ages and levels to work with professional musicians in a Rock band situation.

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Singing Classes

Singing lessons in Sydney Shire for kids, teens and adults

Release your inner diva! Learning to sing is a process of strengthening, “polishing” and refining the vocal chords, active listening, controlling the breath and training the mind to find the right notes. We will work with you to find and develop your own singing voice!

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Kindy Beat

Kindy Beat is FUN! Your kid will love our Kindy Beat Program

Our Kindy Beat program is designed to ignite a love of music, develop a range of cognitive and motor skills and lay down the foundations for future learning in music.

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5 Tips to learning a difficult song

October 23, 2018 Posted by Jonathan Wright Lessons

As our students prepare for our End of Year concert we are certain that they are finding that not all the songs come to them easily.

Learning a difficult song can be time-consuming and frustrating.

Here are five tips to try that will make learning a difficult song a little easier. Good luck!

  1. Slow Down

A great way to ease yourself into a difficult song is to slow the tempo right down. Play as slow as you need, ensuring you hit every note perfectly. I suggest using a metronome to keep yourself in time. Once you can play accurately and confidently, speed up slightly. Repeat the process until you’re playing at the intended tempo.

Here’s a bonus tip. Try playing the song even faster than the intended tempo, particularly if you’re preparing for a performance.

  1. Practice the Most Difficult Section

Focus on the most difficult part first. That might be a measure, phrase, beat or figure. Master that section, and then practice the music directly before it. Increase the running start gradually, until you can play from the beginning of the piece, right up to and through the most difficult part. Then, play the rest. The idea is to avoid only practicing the fun and easy parts.

  1. Isolate the Rhythm and Pitches

First, master just the rhythm of the song. Clap it, sing it, or play it on a single note or chord. The rhythm should become intuitive. Then, isolate the pitches. Play each note in order, not worrying about timing. Then combine the rhythm and pitch.

  1. Take a Break

If you’re having no luck with a particularly difficult song, try taking a break. Do something else, or practice another song. When you return to the difficult song, try a different approach.

  1. Memorise the Difficult Song

Once you can play through the difficult song with only a few hiccups along the way, try memorising it bit by bit. Once you’ve committed it to memory, playing will feel more natural.

So get ready to put in the work and then revel in the accolades from family, friends and teachers at the Learn2Play Music Concert.

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There’s no denying it – sometimes playing music is a huge challenge. But, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of finally cracking a difficult song. Experience it for yourself with us at Learn2Play Music or fill out the inquiry form.