As we say goodbye to a great 2017, here's a look back at the most popular articles and videos from the Real School blog.
With posts ranging from student spotlights and instructor interviews to parenting tips and fun contests, these are our top 10 most read and shared posts of 2017:
Four outstanding bands with rising star Real Schoolers took the stage at The Burren on Saturday, July 22, 2017, capping off a two-week immersive summer music experience with RealJams Academy's Advanced program.
This is the first video of a new education video series for called Real Guitar Tips. Featuring Erik Ringstad, Real School's Director of Curriculum and Guitar Instruction, these videos are packed with short, informative, and fun tips to take your playing to the next level.
In this video lesson, Erik shows how you can move open chord shapes around the fretboard, leaving strings 1 and 2 open to provide an extra 'jangle' sound.
One of the joys of parenting is watching your child begin to develop their own interests and branch out in their learning beyond the basic life skills you taught them in their early years. You may be delighted that your child has begun attending music lessons, but if you are not a musician yourself, you may feel somewhat ill-equipped at helping them practice.
Estimates of over 10,000 people came out to enjoy Andover Day 2017 on Saturday, September 9th, and the Queen Tribute Band of faculty and select students kicked offf the day with a set of classic Queen songs.
Real School vocal and ensemble student and Burlington High School junior Emily Campagna shares her musical journey, advice for aspiring musicians, and hopes for the future.
Interview with instructor Liam Bliven. Liam teaches guitar lessons for beginners through advanced students. A diverse musician with a strong interest in music technology, Liam also teaches bass, ukulele, and audio production at Real School in Andover, MA.
Real School piano student and Reading High School (MA) senior Zack Sahagian shares some big news about his future, how music has made an impact on his life, and his advice for aspiring musicians.
Inspired by Erik Ringstad's 50 Classic Rock Riffs in 3 Minutes (spoiler alert: see the #1 post of 2017 below), Andover Real School lead piano instructor Jim Zaroulis created his own tripped out version for keyboard.
50 Classic Rock Riffs in 3 Minutes, from Director of Guitar Instruction, Erik Ringstad, inspired two more '50 riffs in under 3 minutes' and was the the most shared, viewed, and commented video we've ever created. Congrats, Erik!
So that's it for 2017! Looking forward to a great 2018. Thanks for being along for the ride!
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