Benefits of Private In-Home and Online Music Lessons

By |December 27th, 2019|Music Lessons|

Academy of Music offers both in-home and online music lessons, in order to serve our students better. If you’re located in the Winnipeg, Manitoba area, our music instructors can come directly to you for in-home music lessons, and our online Skype music lessons work perfectly for anyone in the world! In-home lesson benefits: More accountability: When a student takes music lessons in a class setting, they have the ability to “hide” which allows them to [...]

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers Win – FINALLY!

By |December 16th, 2019|Music Lessons|

Winnipeg, Manitoba is home to many a sports fan, and it’s been a lot of years coming, but Winnipeg finally saw their beloved Blue Bombers play for the CFL Grey Cup. This year's 107th Grey Cup took place in Calgary, Alberta between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, which a number of Manitoba fans made the trek to go see live in person. Lucky them! It was exciting and a lot of fun [...]

Mysteries and Solfège

By |July 5th, 2019|Music Lessons|

The greatest mysteries in life are often the things that we take for granted. As a child, you learn about colour; you learn which colours are which at first, a simple game of identification. As you grow older, you learn that you can mix colours together to make different colours. As you get older still, you learn that the property of colour is derived from reflected light. Later still, you might begin to wonder whether [...]

Distorting Sound

By |June 25th, 2019|Music Lessons|

Imagine you’re in Jamaica, circa sometime in the ‘60s and ‘70s. You want to make some cash, maybe selling wares and food, get a little bit of a party going. You need to attract customers to your spot, so how are you going to do it? Well, one way you might is by getting a sound system going - some speakers on a flatbed truck, for example. You need to play some music, so you [...]

The Triplet Flow

By |June 15th, 2019|Music Lessons|

Those of you who haven’t been living under a metaphorical musical rock recently have probably noticed the substantial uptick in a little genre called “trap”. The genre originated in the 1990s in Atlanta; at its origin, the term “trap rap” referred to the lyrics of trap music. Rappers would tell tales of the hardships of drug dealing and poverty, the word trap a reflection of how difficult it was to leave that lifestyle. The word [...]

Music Festivals in Manitoba

By |April 25th, 2019|Music Lessons|

Manitoba is a province dedicated to culture and music; Winnipeg is known as a city of festivals. Here at Academy Music, we don’t just strive to be a Winnipeg music school; we strive to support music in our province in as many ways as possible. We know that musicians are music lovers, first, and that inspiration will often strike when listening to gorgeous music played by someone else. Put all of this together, and we’d [...]

Famous Winnipeg Musicians

By |April 15th, 2019|Music Lessons|

Winnipeg has had an outsized effect on the music world considering our population. From classic rock to hardcore underground metal, Winnipeg musicians have had substantial influence across genres and eras. We want to help you carry the torch of these greats; after all, a Winnipeg music school should pay tribute to the amazing people from the city we live in. We’ll go through some well known classic, some more obscure, experimental influencers and some exciting [...]

Winnipeg In-Home Music Tuition Service Successfully Diverting Children Away From Games Consoles

By |April 10th, 2019|Music Lessons|

Winnipeg Canada - Academy Music, a home tuition service that inspires and educates children about the joys of playing a musical instrument is pleased to announce that they are receiving a lot of praise from parents who are thrilled with their children’s musical progress. But perhaps just as importantly, the highly talented and passionate team of teachers are not only teaching the children how to play an instrument, they are also helping them to develop [...]

How Miles Davis Changed Music (Twice)

By |April 5th, 2019|Music Lessons|

You know that we offer trumpet lessons in Winnipeg here at Academy Music - but did you know we offer history lessons as well? Okay, we don’t really offer history lessons, but this post will serve as a history lesson and a music lesson rolled into one. You’re going to learn about theory, about jazz, and about new modes of thinking - you’re going to learn how Miles Davis changed music. Bopped Out For those [...]

Tones and Semitones

By |March 26th, 2019|Music Lessons|

Today, we’re going to explore some of the fundamentals of Western music. What we’re learning about is one of the most integral building blocks of most of the music you’ve ever heard in your life - we’re learning about tones and semitones. In order to explore these concepts further, it’s helpful to understand the 12-note, or chromatic, scale. The Chromatic Scale You probably already know the chromatic scale without even realizing it: A A# B [...]

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