Music Class

Benefits of Music Education

1. Musical training helps develop language and reasoning: Students who have early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. The left side of the brain is better developed with music, and songs can help imprint information on young minds.


2. A mastery of memorization: Even when performing with sheet music, student musicians are constantly using their memory to perform. The skill of memorization can serve students well in education and beyond.


3. Students learn to improve their work: Learning music promotes craftsmanship, and students learn to want to create good work instead of mediocre work. This desire can be applied to all subjects of study.


4. Increased coordination: Students who practice with musical instruments can improve their hand-eye coordination. Just like playing sports, children can develop motor skills when playing music.


5. A sense of achievement: Learning to play pieces of music on a new instrument can be a challenging, but achievable goal. Students who master even the smallest goal in music will be able to feel proud of their achievement.


6. Kids stay engaged in school: An enjoyable subject like music can keep kids interested and engaged in school. Student musicians are likely to stay in school to achieve in other subjects.


7. Success in society: Music is the fabric of our society, and music can shape abilities and character. Students in band or orchestra are less likely to abuse substances over their lifetime. Musical education can greatly contribute to children’s intellectual development as well.


8. Emotional development: Students of music can be more emotionally developed, with empathy towards other cultures They also tend to have higher self esteem and are better at coping with anxiety.


9. Students learn pattern recognition: Children can develop their math and pattern-recognition skills with the help of musical education. Playing music offers repetition in a fun format.


10. Better SAT scores: Students who have experience with music performance or appreciation score higher on the SAT. One report indicates 63 points higher on verbal and 44 points higher on math for students in music appreciation courses.


11. Fine-tuned auditory skills: Musicians can better detect meaningful, information-bearing elements in sounds, like the emotional meaning in a baby’s cry. Students who practice music can have better auditory attention, and pick out predictable patterns from surrounding noise.


12. Music builds imagination and intellectual curiosity: Introducing music in the early childhood years can help foster a positive attitude toward learning and curiosity. Artistic education develops the whole brain and develops a child’s imagination.


13. Music can be relaxing: Students can fight stress by learning to play music. Soothing music is especially helpful in helping kids relax.


14. Musical instruments can teach discipline: Kids who learn to play an instrument can learn a valuable lesson in discipline. They will have to set time aside to practice and rise to the challenge of learning with discipline to master playing their instrument.


15. Preparation for the creative economy: Investing in creative education can prepare students for the 21st century workforce. The new economy has created more artistic careers, and these jobs may grow faster than others in the future.


16. Development in creative thinking: Kids who study the arts can learn to think creatively. This kind of education can help them solve problems by thinking outside the box and realizing that there may be more than one right answer.


17. Music can develop spatial intelligence: Students who study music can improve the development of spatial intelligence, which allows them to perceive the world accurately and form mental pictures. Spatial intelligence is helpful for advanced mathematics and more.


18. Kids can learn teamwork: Many musical education programs require teamwork as part of a band or orchestra. In these groups, students will learn how to work together and build camaraderie.


19. Responsible risk taking: Performing a musical piece can bring fear and anxiety. Doing so teaches kids how to take risks and deal with fear, which will help them become successful and reach their potential.


20. Better self-confidence: With encouragement from teachers and parents, students playing a musical instrument can build pride and confidence. Musical education is also likely to develop better communication for students.

 
Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

You’ll start by learning single string melodies and easy chord forms.  This will enable you to start strumming along and playing the melody right away.  You’ll then progress to note reading and tablature, and open chord forms that span all six strings.  Our teachers are comfortable with the most popular beginner guitar methods including, Hal Leonard, Mel Bay, and FJH.

Guitar Lessons for Kids

We can teach students as young as age 5.  It’s very important to begin on a child-sized guitar if you’re under the age of 10-12.  Our teachers will assess what size guitar you need in your first lesson and give you advice on where to find a good guitar.  They will also focus on materials that are appropriate for young, small hands and bodies such as three-string chord forms, and single string melodies.

Guitar Lessons for Adults

We are happy to teach adults who are beginners as well as those who have prior experience.  We will tailor our lesson program to meet your needs.  We can teach you to read music notation, play chords, and learn just about any style you would like.

Electric Guitar Lessons

Our teachers are ready to teach you to rock on electric guitar.  You’ll learn how to read tablature and get started playing power chords in no time.  You’ll progress into playing rock chord progressions and learn how to solo using the pentatonic scale in the higher positions.

Acoustic Guitar Lessons

We’ll teach you the chords you need to know to play any acoustic folk song.  We can also teach you to play finger style or classical guitar.

Rock and Pop Guitar Lessons

You’ll learn the most common chord progressions, and we’ll teach you all the songs you are interested in learning.

Folk and Country Guitar Lessons

You’l learn to flat pick and fingerpick, and we’ll show you the “cowboy chords” you need to play in this style.

Blues and Jazz Guitar Lessons

You’ll learn how to play the pentatonic scale and solo over the most common blues progressions.  You’ll learn string bending and how to improvise.

Classical and Spanish Guitar Lessons

We’ll show you how to read music notation, and give you the proper techniques for playing in the classical style.  You’ll learn right-hand arpeggios, and how to play multi-voice arrangements on one guitar.

Piano Lessons for Beginners

Our teachers are experts at teaching beginning piano students.  You’ll start by learning simple melodies and easy chord forms.  This will enable you to start accompanying and playing the melody right away.  You’ll then progress to note reading and more advanced harmonies.  Our teachers are comfortable with the most popular beginner piano methods including, Hal Leonard, Bastien and Alfred.

Piano Lessons for Kids

We can teach students as young as age 5.  Our teachers will focus on materials that are appropriate for young, small hands and bodies such as easy melodies, accompaniments, and songs that the student wants to learn.

Piano Lessons for Adults

We are happy to teach adults who are beginners as well as those who have prior experience.  We will tailor our lesson program to meet your needs.  We can teach you to read music notation, play chords, and learn just about any style you would like.

Electric Keyboard Lessons

Our teachers are ready to teach you to rock on Electric Keyboard.  You’ll learn how to read music and get started playing chords in no time.  You’ll progress into playing rock chord progressions and learn how to solo using the pentatonic scale.

Rock and Pop Piano Lessons

You’ll learn the most common chord progressions, and we’ll teach you all the songs you are interested in learning.

Blues and Jazz Piano Lessons

You’ll learn how to play the pentatonic scale and solo over the most common blues progressions.  You’ll also learn how to improvise and accompany others.

Classical Piano Lessons

We’ll show you how to read music notation, and give you the proper techniques for playing in the classical style.

Voice Lessons for Beginners

Our teachers are experts at teaching beginning voice students.  You’ll start by learning basic breathing and vocal warmups.  This will enable you to start building a solid foundation and improve your voice right away.  You’ll then progress to note reading and learning some of your favorite songs.

Voice Lessons for Kids

We can teach students as young as age 5.  Our teachers will focus on materials that are appropriate for young, small bodies such as easy melodies, popular kid’s songs and music that the student wants to learn.

Voice Lessons for Adults

We are happy to teach adults who are beginners as well as those who have prior experience.  We will tailor our lesson program to meet your needs.  We can teach you to read music notation and learn just about any style you would like.

Rock and Pop Voice Lessons

You’ll learn to sing like your favorite pop star, and we’ll teach you all the songs you are interested in learning.

Broadway and Music Theatre Voice Lessons

You’ll learn how to sing and perform your favorite show tunes.

Classical and Opera Voice Lessons

We’ll show you how to read music notation, and give you the proper techniques for singing in the classical style.

Violin Lessons for Beginners

Our teachers are experts at teaching beginning violin students.  You’ll start by learning simple melodies and single string technique.  You’ll then progress to note reading and more advanced techniques such as vibrato and shifting.  Our teachers are comfortable with the most popular beginner violin methods.

Violin Lessons for Kids

We can teach students as young as age 5.  Our teachers will focus on materials that are appropriate for young, small hands and bodies such as easy melodies, etudes, and songs that the student wants to learn.

Violin Lessons for Adults

We are happy to teach adults who are beginners as well as those who have prior experience.  We will tailor our lesson program to meet your needs.  We can teach you to read music notation,  and learn just about any style you would like.

Styles of  Violin we offer:

Rock and Pop Violin Lessons

Not a classical violinist? We can teach you all the Rock and Pop songs you are interested in learning.

Blues and Jazz Violin Lessons

You’ll learn how to play the pentatonic scale and solo over the most common blues progressions.  You’ll also learn how to improvise and accompany others.

Folk Violin Lessons

We can teach you fiddle tunes, bluegrass, as well as spanish and mariachi folk violin styles.

Classical Violin Lessons

We’ll show you how to read music notation, and give you the proper techniques for playing in the classical style.

Drum Lessons for Beginners

Our teachers are experts at teaching beginning drum students.  Beginning students can learn with a drum pad and sticks for less than $50.00. Students use our drum set at their drum lessons and do not have to bring anything except their drum sticks and a notebook.

Drum Lessons for Kids

We can teach students as young as age 5. They will also focus on materials that are appropriate for young, small hands and bodies such as basic counting exercises, simple drum beats and basic techniques.

Drum Lessons for Adults

We are happy to teach adults who are beginners as well as those who have prior experience.  We will tailor our lesson program to meet your needs.  We can teach you to read percussion notation, play drum kit, and learn just about any style you would like.

Rock and Pop Drum Lessons

You’ll learn the most common rock beats, and we’ll teach you all the songs you are interested in learning.

Blues and Jazz Drum Lessons

We can give you what you need to sit in with a blues band or play in a jazz big band or combo.  You’ll learn some standard song forms, how to play with brushes, play swing and shuffle styles.