Category: Music Lessons

Dave Simon’s Rock School offers music lessons in piano, guitar, bass, drums, voice, in addition to music summer camps, individual and group lessons. Reach out for information on our Rock School rock band experience for kids of all ages.

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Quick singing lesson exercise

Rock school vocal instructor Emmoe Doniz provides a quick singing lesson in this short video. She shares a quick tip with this singing exercise to warm up your vocal chords and improve vocal accuracy. In this video, she will lead you through a few quick exercises from Page 17 of the “Sightsinging” vocal instruction booklet. Follow along with these two…

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Lesson Length

Lesson Length There are many different thoughts on how long a lesson should be. However there are several factors that can help you easily identify how long you or your child’s lesson should be. Consider these factors before scheduling your first lesson.   30 Minutes Children around age 11 and below Students who have never played before If a student…

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Guitar Lessons – Working with Guitar Music Effects

Why Doesn’t My Guitar Sound Like The Recording? One of the most time-consuming aspects to playing the electric guitar is the different ways you can affect your guitar’s sound.  Don’t get me wrong, I love spending countless hours adjusting and tweaking my guitar’s sound.  But for a beginner, trying to perfect your sound can be incredibly frustrating.  We’re used to…

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VOICE LESSONS- Proper Breathing Techniques for Singing

VOICE LESSONS: Proper Breathing Techniques for Singing

Every vocalist should know how to breathe correctly, protect their vocal chords, and find correct vowel placements. Breathing is one of the most important things to be mindful of when singing. Be sure to breathe in by expanding your rib cage outward. Creating this space allows you to take bigger breaths. Your breathing determines how steady your notes are. Even…

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ADAM’S MINOR PENTATONIC LESSON

Guitar Lesson with Adam Beck

This is a simple and easy lesson for guitarists of all skill levels. The minor pentatonic scale is a 5-note scale derived from the natural minor scale. It is often used in rock and blues as a scale for improvised solos. This is a fun and easy scale to learn. It’s also great for creating riffs. (series of notes played in a repetitive pattern). At Dave Simon’s Rock School we teach concepts found in rock, jazz and classical. Each style of music expands a child’s musical toolkit for creative expression.