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The Parents Guide for Kids Starting to Learn Piano

Every parent wants the best for their child and it's challenging to find positive activities that they will enjoy. Learning piano at a young age was one of the best things that I did in my life. I am grateful to my parents for supporting and encouraging me. Piano is aligned with improved memory, mathematics, social, creative, reading and comprehension skills. Simply put, playing piano encourages your child to use their brain, their physical coordination and their creativity. Above all, playing piano taught me the enjoyment of learning a new skill and the rewards of being disciplined. This in turn, helped me…


Roland H5-S Session Mixer Makes Classrooms Noise Proof

Contributed by Guest Blogger for the Roland Australia Blog Have you ever been in a classroom full of music students partaking in volume wars? Under such conditions, it’s impossible for students and teachers to focus on the music being played. If only there was a solution that allowed for musicians to practice their individual musical pieces…


Small Device, Huge Impact by digitalDrummer Magazine

Roland’s TM-2 promises to open the world of electronic percussion for acoustic drummers, but also offers something for e-drum purists. Allan Leibowitz took the mini-module for a spin.


Australian Musician Review: FA-06 Workstation

Contributed by Australian Musician Magazine, Issue #1 Product: Roland FA-06 Workstation Reviewer: Christopher Steller Info:‎   Never having been a huge fan of workstations, I have always considered them to be overly complex and filled with features that I will probably never use.


Roland AIRA TR-8 Review by Audio Technology Magazine

Contributed by Audio Technology Magazine I bought my first analogue drum machine back in the early 1990s. I was 14 years old and it was a Roland TR-606 I picked up for $50.


I Heart Guitar: Comparing The BOSS Phaser Family

Contributed by I Heart Guitar BOSS released its first 3 compact foot pedals in 1977.  These were the OD-1 OverDrive, the SP-1 Spectrum (a parametric equaliser) and the PH-1 Phaser. The OD-1 is, of course, an enduring classic which paved the way for the OD-2 (1985-1994) and the current OD-3 (1997-present). The SP-1 found more…


‘A Journey into the World of Digital Piano’ from VMTA Newsletter Autumn 2014

By Robert Chamberlain, Team of Pianists (Reproduced with permission of the Victorian Music Teacher’s Association) Having trouble with the noise from your piano practice or your teaching studio? Perhaps your wife/husband/partner/family objects to your powerfully productive, extremely expressive 11pm – 2am practice sessions?


Gear Review: Roland Fender G-5 VG Stratocaster

Reviewer: The Ruben’s Sam Margin The Rubens play a style of rock which is one part timeless guitar swagger and another part modern day production groove. The Roland Corporation, the innovative company responsible for many of the world’s most iconic keyboards has teamed with Fender guitars to release The G5, VG Stratocaster, merging a classic…


Roland Cube Amps Review by I Heart Guitar

by Peter Hodgson I’ve long been a fan of Roland’s Cube amp series. I’ve used them for teaching, I’ve recommended them for students, and the Micro Cube is so teensy that it’s a perfect workbench amp for tech work. Now Roland has revamped the line with new features. There’s the new Micro Cube GX battery-powered…


BOSS TE-2 Review by I Heart Guitar

by Peter Hodgson Okay, this sounds like a Groucho Marx gag, but… “I love a good delay pedal. And the Boss Tera Echo is nothing like a good delay pedal.” I know, I know, but hear me out: the TE-2 Tera Echo doesn’t claim to be a delay pedal in the traditional sense. It’s not…