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Remote Video Lessons are Underway

During this time of social distancing we are offering remote video lessons. We’re offering lessons in Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, and more…

 

Watch a sample:

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CLOSED – Coronavirus

Bridgewater School of Music Parents and Students,

The well being of our students, families, instructors, and larger community is of paramount concern. Given current events associated with the Coronavirus we have decided to close the school effective immediately. We have been following the lead of a number of local institutions, and have sought out the council of medical professionals. We feel confident this is the right decision at this time.

We will be closed for all lessons through Saturday 3/21. We will be reassessing the situation as things develop.

We will be in touch regarding adding lessons to the calendar in order to make-up missed lessons.

Many have asked about remote lessons. Over the last few weeks we’ve been researching and putting together the infrastructure to perform one on on one online lessons so that students are able to continue their progress despite the current situation. We plan to wrap up the details of that sometime early next week and will be in touch regarding details and lesson options as things develop.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience during this time.

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Winter Rockband Concert this Saturday 1/25

 

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Come hear 3 great student bands at the 2020 Winter Rockband show. 🤘🏻🎸🎶 🥁 🎹 🎤

When: 6:00 on Saturday 1/25

Where: The Martinsville Community Center
1961 Washington Valley Rd.

What: 3 great bands playing songs from the 60’s to today. A guaranteed great time!

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Enrolling Now For the 2019-20 School Year

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Spots are filling up fast on our 2019-20 school year lesson schedule. Send inquiries to schedule@bwatermusic.com.

2019-20 Payment Options:

Monthly – $125

Quarterly – $395

Entire School Year (Sept. – June) – $1175

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Rockband Concert 6/22 @ 6:00

Come out this Saturday and hear our student Rock Bands perform rock and pop music from the 1960’s to the present.

When: 6:00 on Saturday 6/22
Where: On the lawn behind Gabriel’s Fountain in Martinsville

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Summer 2019 Lesson Packages

6 Lesson Package – $175

5 Lesson Package – $150

4 Lesson Package – $120

3 Lesson Package – $95

(lessons are 30 minutes)

The Summer Quarter – July 7th – August 17th

CLOSED July 1st – July 6th

CLOSED August 18th – September 2nd

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The Talent Code

The Talent Code

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For people like us who are looking to foster great habits, an environment conducive to development, and the peace of mind of knowing that what we’re doing has been tried and tested, The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle is a must read.  Coyle breaks down the science of how our brains develop when learning and goes on to fill the book with examples of how to practice, how to inspire, and why long term commitment helps us to outperform.

I found the book to be so useful that I’ve asked all our instructors here to read it themselves.  It is a fantastic resource.

The following is from Daniel Coyle’s Website:

Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How.

What is the secret of talent? How do we unlock it? In The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle provides parents, teachers, coaches, businesspeople—and everyone else—with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others.

Whether you’re coaching soccer or teaching a child to play the piano, writing a novel or trying to improve your golf swing, this revolutionary book shows you how to grow talent by tapping into a newly discovered brain mechanism.

Drawing on cutting-edge neurology and firsthand research gathered on journeys to nine of the world’s talent hotbeds—from the baseball fields of the Caribbean to a classical-music academy in upstate New York—Coyle identifies the three key elements that will allow you to develop your gifts and optimize your performance in sports, art, music, math, or just about anything. 

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Knowing how to practice and learn properly can be one of the more daunting challenges facing both parents and students. I highly recommend The Talent Code and I’m certain it can help all of us get better at our instruments and beyond.

As always I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic. Feel free to drop me a note.

Looking forward to the music you’ll make,

Jon Torgrimsen

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