Toddler Time

We’re so excited about our new program “Toddler Time”.  It’s an interactive weekly class for your  little ones to explore the exciting world of music through singing, dancing, and fun.  

Our spring session starts soon. Contact us to register.

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The Anatomy of a Christmas Song

We hope your Christmas was extra special this year!  We’re winding down by dissecting what makes a Christmas song sound, for lack of a better term, “so Christmassy”?  
Here’s a video for all you music geeks (and/or Mariah Carey fans). It’s fascinating. 

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The Holiday Music Season is Here

We put together a list of songs for the holiday season. Here’s what the staff here at the school are listening to this time of year:

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

“Ability to learn is not fixed, it can change with effort” – Angela Duckworth
 
After teaching music for a lengthy period of time we’ve had many preconceived notions fall apart over the years. One of them is the importance of innate ability.
 
Talent and intelligence are valuable but not as important as we’ve assumed. What is becoming evident is that passion and perseverance are far more valuable in a quest to conquer a long term goal.
 
Angela Duckworth explains in the linked talk how very import the concept of “Grit” is not just in music but all worthy goals.

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10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice

Check out the linked article from NPR on 10 ways to practice better:

http://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2013/09/03/216906386/10-easy-ways-to-optimize-your-music-practice

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Back to School Movie Night!

This Friday we’re proud to sponsor along with Gabriel’s Fountain “Back to School Movie Night”!

We’ll be showing:

Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

When:  9/9 @ 7:30

Where: Out back on the lawn.  1946 Washington Valley Rd.

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Have a Listen!

Have a listen to vocal students Margot and Anushka performing 2 songs from our Vocal Workshop.  Awesome job girls!

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