Category: Music

Support Zach Sobiech as He Battles Cancer Through Music

Support Zach Sobiech as He Battles Cancer Through Music

| December 11, 2012 | Reply

  Zach Sobiech is a 17yr old musician from Lakeland, MN that was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. Through surgeries, therapies, and biopsies, and months of chemo, Zach has used music to stay strong. He wrote and performed this song as a way to say goodbye to his friends and family. — […]

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DJ Coxie: Back off my beats, bro

DJ Coxie: Back off my beats, bro

| December 9, 2012 | Reply

  Having fun at the TakeLessons Holiday Party. While I did pay my way through college as a club DJ, I used records instead of MP3’s, so all the new stuff would take some getting used to!  

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Release Your Inner Rock Star! Online Lessons from TakeLessons.com

Release Your Inner Rock Star! Online Lessons from TakeLessons.com

| October 22, 2012 | Reply

Here at TakeLessons, we just introduced a new online lessons product. Now you can take live, 1-on-1 lessons with incredible instructors in the comfort of your home. Check it out! Online Music Lessons | Singing, Piano, Guitar & More – YouTube.

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Did You Know Music Lessons Make You smarter?

Did You Know Music Lessons Make You smarter?

| October 19, 2012 | Reply

In case you weren’t aware, music lessons really helps the old noggin. Now, if it would only help me understand women better… Created by TakeLessons Check out this infographic from the lovely team at TakeLessons:

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Shimi – A Smart Musical Robot For Your iPhone

Shimi – A Smart Musical Robot For Your iPhone

| September 17, 2012 | Reply

I just backed Shimi 0n KickStarter. Shimi is a new robotic music player that plays from spotify or Pandora, finds songs in your library, answers yes/no whether you have certain songs or bands, and dances with your music. The reason I backed it is because (a) I want one for the office, and (b) I […]

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Benjamin Zandler Persuades You to Fall in Love with Classical Music

Benjamin Zandler Persuades You to Fall in Love with Classical Music

| January 6, 2012 | 1 Reply

Benjamin Zandler, motivational speaker and conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, gives a fabulous TED talk to persuade the audience to fall in love with classical music. He explains that everyone can hear and no one is tone deaf. He then plays a piece by Chopin and helps you identify impulses and chord progressions – ending […]

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What Do the Employees of TakeLessons Do in their Spare Time?

What Do the Employees of TakeLessons Do in their Spare Time?

| December 23, 2011 | Reply

They use their lunch hour to record Christmas music in the TakeLessons Jam Room! Listen now.   Last Christmas: Everyone II by JasonHears

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California Arts Council Announces Arts License Plate Fees Are Now Charitable Deductions, Launches Goal of One Million New Arts License Plates On California Cars

California Arts Council Announces Arts License Plate Fees Are Now Charitable Deductions, Launches Goal of One Million New Arts License Plates On California Cars

| December 8, 2009 | Reply

From our friends at the California Arts Council A recent clarification from a state tax agency could be a significant boon for the arts in the state. California Arts License Plate fees are charitable deductions to the State of California for tax purposes, according to the Franchise Tax Board. The clarification comes just in time […]

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Steven Answers Article in Union Tribune on School Budget Cuts

Steven Answers Article in Union Tribune on School Budget Cuts

| March 11, 2009 | Reply

On behalf of students and parents in the State of California, we ask the school board to carefull review their Plan B decision to cut the arts out of schools. We all want kids that are successful in school and well-prepared for the workforce. Learning and playing music starts kids on the right path to […]

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U2 to Appear on Letterman – ALL WEEK!

U2 to Appear on Letterman – ALL WEEK!

| February 14, 2009 | 1 Reply

Image via Wikipedia U2 will appear for a five nights in a row on the Late Show with David Letterman. The long-lived Irish quartet will be the musical guests from March 2-6 on the CBS late night talk show. This is the first time the program has ever had a single act for so many […]

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Beware Headbangers – your neck may be at risk

Beware Headbangers – your neck may be at risk

| December 23, 2008 | Reply

HEADBANGERS TOLD: WEAR A NECK BRACE OR RISK SERIOUS INJURY Medical experts in Australia have warned that headbanging is likely to be behind a silent epidemic of head- and neck-relatedinjuries. Dr. Andrew McIntosh, biomedical and injury expert at the University Of New South Wales, carried out research intoheadbanging, and published his findings in the British […]

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RIAA Finally Notices that Suing Customers is a Bad Idea

RIAA Finally Notices that Suing Customers is a Bad Idea

| December 22, 2008 | Reply

From Marketing Vox and The Globe and Mail (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081219.wgtriaa1219/BNStory/Technology/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20081219.wgtriaa1219) The Record Industry Association of America's legal witch-hunt of P2P fileswappers is coming to an end. The industry body, which represents major record labels, just announced it will no longer go after people that illegally share songs protected by copyrights. Since 2003, the RIAA has sued […]

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Our Newest Student

Our Newest Student

| December 11, 2008 | Reply

Today, one of our Student Counselors (Felipe) helped a new student get started enjoying music. Here was their original request: Hi, My daughter has Down syndrome but she is teachable and very bright. She attended school and graduated 2007. She likes singing and has a violin, 2 guitars acoustic and electric and a keyboard, but […]

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The Case for Keeping Kids Involved in Music. Jump In – Rock Out!

The Case for Keeping Kids Involved in Music. Jump In – Rock Out!

| December 4, 2008 | Reply

Just a reminder why it’s important to get kids into music education.

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Joaquin Phoenix: Giving Up Movies For Music

Joaquin Phoenix: Giving Up Movies For Music

| November 3, 2008 | Reply

Joaquin Phoenix announced on Saturday that he will be giving up his movie career to focus on music. Phoenix learned to play guitar during his role as Johnny Cash in the hit movie, Walk the Line. "It's like greener pastures, you know what I mean?" Phoenix said Saturday. "And so, I'm just going to try […]

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