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Top 10 Stage Performance Development Tips

August 26th, 2019|0 Comments

When it comes to a successful career in any form of live entertainment, stage performance is the element that transforms a musician from just a singer to a potential recording artist. Learning about various styles [...]

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Keyboard Magic Presents Beauty and the Beast

July 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Keyboard Magic Presents Beauty and the Beast

Venue: Springs Civic Theatre Dates: Friday 16th - 7PM Saturday 17th - 3pm & 7pm Sunday 18th - 7pm Price: Adults : R100.00 Children Under 10 : R50.00 Tickets will be sold at the door [...]

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The Song of the Saxophone

June 5th, 2019|Comments Off on The Song of the Saxophone

If you’re considering playing the saxophone as your instrument of choice or even making it your full-time profession and are wondering what sort of music lends itself to the sax other than jazz, keep reading. [...]

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Voice Classification for Non-classical Musicians

May 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Voice Classification for Non-classical Musicians

Voice classification is a tool used by singers, composers, venues and listeners to categorise voice type and vocal properties of singers based on several important criteria.   Choral singers are classified into voice parts based [...]

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Why Music Exams Are Beneficial

April 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Why Music Exams Are Beneficial

Exams of any sort can be a fairly rigorous experience but when you’re working hard to make progress with your music, taking music exams is a good way to recognise your success and give you [...]

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Viola vs Violin: What’s the Difference?

March 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Viola vs Violin: What’s the Difference?

Each musical instrument has a unique voice in the way they sound and are played, all adding invaluable beauty to any piece of music. But what is the difference between a viola vs violin? Both [...]

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What Music Teaches Your Children

February 20th, 2019|Comments Off on What Music Teaches Your Children

Is it a toss-up between rugby, gymnastics or learning the guitar? We all want the best for our children and as parents we want them to explore as many facets of life as possible within [...]

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Right Age to Start Music Lessons?

January 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Right Age to Start Music Lessons?

We are often asked what the “right age” is when thinking about music lessons for kids. The truth of the matter is that there is no “right” age at all, and it depends very much [...]

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The Fine Art of Public Speaking Begins Now

December 19th, 2018|Comments Off on The Fine Art of Public Speaking Begins Now

What could be more frightening than snakes? As it happens, public speaking tops the most feared list along with a host of social phobias which include eating in front of people. The reason why people [...]

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Learning Improvisation Skills for Drama and for Life

November 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Learning Improvisation Skills for Drama and for Life

Many of us have watched the live improv show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” and have been thoroughly entertained by the seamless, witty backwards and forwards between the skilled actors. Their improvisation skills are excellent [...]

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What Are Violin Strings Made From – And Why Does it Matter?

October 7th, 2018|Comments Off on What Are Violin Strings Made From – And Why Does it Matter?

If you’re new to music and have chosen the violin and your instrument of choice, it’s very possible that you’re focused more on finger placement and what seems like an impossible set of instructions from [...]

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The Power of Music’s Healing Vibrations Relieve Stress

September 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on The Power of Music’s Healing Vibrations Relieve Stress

We all know by now that everything is energy, right? We know energy moves in waves of different frequencies. Today’s researchers, using photography, brain scans and the like can prove the powerful effect of sound [...]

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Musicians Build Confidence And Creativity With Improvisation Training

August 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Musicians Build Confidence And Creativity With Improvisation Training

Accredited to the legendary composer-teacher John Paynter is the commitment to championing a place for music within a child’s general education. Where that hasn’t happened for one reason or another, there are music schools to teach [...]

Ensemble Classes – Teaching You To Play Nicely With Others.

July 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Ensemble Classes – Teaching You To Play Nicely With Others.

Ensemble classes are a super-fun and comfortably informal way of easing out of your solo space and into a group musical effort. Most music students are more than a little nervous to play in front [...]

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Theatre Production Art – Creating the Pictures For The Performance

June 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Theatre Production Art – Creating the Pictures For The Performance

When the lights dip and the first tremulous chords of the orchestra begin, we can’t help but sit forward in our theatre seats in eager anticipation. Yes, this dimly-lit room will be our fantasy playground [...]

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Stardust The Musical Awards

May 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Stardust The Musical Awards

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Learning Acapella – Your Ticket To A Successful Singing Career

May 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Learning Acapella – Your Ticket To A Successful Singing Career

Acapella. If you are unsure of exactly what this is or why you should consider learning acapella, take a few minutes to watch this awesome rendition of Havana by acapella group Pentatonix. Beautiful isn’t it? [...]

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Why Encourage Art Classes For Your Children?

April 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Why Encourage Art Classes For Your Children?

We believe that art has many children. Obviously, here at Keyboard Magic we have a love for music, but we have recently incorporated art classes into our selection of courses. Why should you consider including [...]

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The Business of Bonding with Bandmates

March 19th, 2018|Comments Off on The Business of Bonding with Bandmates

Being a member of a band is much like being a member of a team in any endeavour. Many members yes, but one vision. Everyone needs to be on the same page. Easier said than [...]

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Joining a band

February 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Joining a band

Calling Singers, Songwriters And Musicians - Come And Join The Band! Anyone can form a band and many did - starting in a home garage! What we learned from those early youthful attempts though was [...]

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How Real Artists Start their Music Career

January 17th, 2018|Comments Off on How Real Artists Start their Music Career

Click edit button to change this text.You didn’t think Steve Jobs would something helpful for starting a music career, did you? “Real Artists Ship” he said. Meaning? That any Creativity has to be followed by [...]

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Buying a Guitar – What You Need to Know When Starting Out

December 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Buying a Guitar – What You Need to Know When Starting Out

So you’ve been itching to learn music but you aren’t sure where to start? Many people are put off a musical path simply because of the cost of the musical instrument. If the key to [...]

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….And All That Jazz Singing!

November 15th, 2017|Comments Off on ….And All That Jazz Singing!

It’s hard to confine the richness and beauty that is Jazz music into the rigidity of a definition. How do you constrain the range and diversity of this genre into a neat and tidy word [...]

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The Secret Ingredient: Microphone Technique

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

All too often, microphone technique is overlooked as a key skill that you’ll need to master … before you master the stage. Yes, you can sing, and your stage performance is amazing. But your routine [...]

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Do you need Natural Talent to Play Music?

September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

If you have a desire to play music, being naturally talented is not a primary factor, although it might make it easier in the beginning. While there are many naturally talented musicians that can excel [...]

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Does your heart beat to the sound of a Drum?

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Drumming is an ancient tradition that has been used in every culture for many purposes from therapeutic practices to religious rituals and sporting events. Drumming is also a tool of communication. Shamans used drums as [...]

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Improving Communication through Drama

July 17th, 2017|0 Comments

We live in an age of communication and being able to do this effectively is considered one of the most important skills a person can have. Receptive and expressive language (speaking), is an important aspect [...]

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Learning to Read Music

June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

If you’re learning to play an instrument it makes sense to learn to read music as you learn your instrument. While learning to read music is rather like learning to read another language, it isn’t [...]

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The Benefits of Speech and Drama for Young Children

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Many parents are faced with the decision of being selective when it comes to choosing an extra-curricular activity for their children, particularly when time and money are limited. Much careful deliberation is required as it’s [...]

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What is the Difference between a Piano and a Keyboard

April 10th, 2017|0 Comments

The simple answer is “Yes”, there is a difference between a piano and a keyboard. They are in fact two different instruments which may simply look quite similar on face value. The piano A piano [...]