21-year-old Devin Romines from Camarillo, and a student of Noëlle Tinturin since 2013, performed his Senior Recital on April 25, 2021 at California Lutheran University. He will be graduating as a Valedictorian, earning Bachelor’s degrees with Honors in both music and science, and will be entering a PhD program at UC Davis in...

Guitar Styles - Classical or ??? This maybe should go under the FAQ section, but it mostly gets asked about guitar lessons. "If I want to play (fill in the blank) style, such as rock, what kind of lessons should I take?" Well, 90% of rock music uses three to four chords. If that's all you want to learn, then you can learn those in less than an hour. But, if you want to become a "musician" and an "artist", then classical guitar is definitely the way to go. In fact, several famous rock guitarists studied classical guitar, such as: Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Steve Howe (Yes), Steve Vai (Berklee College of Music student and artist with Frank Zappa), Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow), Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot), Brian May (Queen), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brendon Small (Dethklok), Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard), Michael Angelo Batio (MAB), plus Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Randy Rhoads, and many others

“How do I get my child to practice?” Most parents of music students, at some point have difficulty getting their child to practice their instrument. It can become a point of contention between them and a source of frustration. It can even lead to the termination of lessons. Don’t let this happen to you! What parents must understand

Loose Wrists Sink Ships Loose wrists are one of the most misunderstood attributes associated to playing the piano. On the contrary, when performing you need to be in complete control of your forearms, which of course include your wrists. I was taught this by Keuorilisky, who fingered for Horowitz on occasion, and Voorhies, who helped