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Learning Figaro

Learning Figaro

Learning Figaro - The Barber of Seville In all of the operatic repertoire for baritone, no piece is probably quite as famous as Largo al factotum, and almost no one knows the aria by name. It is the Figaro aria from The Barber of Seville composed by Gioachino Rossini....

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Teaching Different Musical Styles

Teaching Different Musical Styles

Teaching voice is a complicated thing. Not only is the instrument extremely personal to the artist, but it also takes considerable time to isolate individual parts of your vocal anatomy. Continuing on past that how you use your vocal instrument changes depending on...

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A Brief History of Manuel Creative Arts Academy

A Brief History of Manuel Creative Arts Academy

Manuel Creative Arts Academy started as Manuel Music Studio in January of 2013. My wife and I invested the little bit of saving we had on a piano at BHA Piano Center in Dayton Ohio and waited impatiently for it to be delivered to the spare storage room at my mother's...

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Video of the Week 02/02/2020

Video of the Week 02/02/2020

Did you catch the video we shared on social media? If not take a look at it below. This amazing collaboration was filmed at the International Trombone Festival in 2019. The work was arranged by Christopher Bill, a classical trombonist and most popular brass musician...

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Take A Step Back

Take A Step Back

If there is something that creative individuals have in common it is a tendency to overwork themselves. A common trait that is reinforced by classical education; not a semester went by in college without eight or more classes, add in work, sleep, and a little bit of...

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5 Top Reasons to Sing in a Group

5 Top Reasons to Sing in a Group

Growing up many people sing in choirs either at school or at church. But later in our adult life singing in a group tends to take a back seat, this is further emphasized in voice lessons where music is rarely studied in groups of students. Here is our list of the top...

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Don’t Quit, Do It – Some Thoughts

Don’t Quit, Do It – Some Thoughts

"I Can't". There are probably no words in the English language that I despise more; and yet I hear these words far too frequently, several times a week at a minimum. Inevitably this statement is followed by me telling a student "Try again, you can do it". Many things...

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Humans Can’t Live Without Music

Humans Can’t Live Without Music

Music is a universal language that has been around for centuries. While we currently have more musical instruments than were available years ago, there is just something about music that people have always loved and appreciated. As humans, it would be very difficult...

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So Many Instruments, How to Choose?

So Many Instruments, How to Choose?

So Many Instruments, How To Choose? Just to be clear, there are no wrong choices when it comes to picking a musical instrument to study, maybe pick up the chapman stick?. Pick the instrument that you enjoy the most. But there are some considerations to be aware...

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