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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

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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2016 Summer Music Lesson Packages

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Summer is right around the corner and it’s a great time to pick up a new instrument or improve your playing on your current instrument.  This Summer we’re offering the following lesson packages to be used during the months of June through August:

8 30 minute sessions – $220

12 30 minute sessions – $315

Call or email us to sign up!

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Spring Rockband Concert – Monday 6/23 @ 7:00

Spring Rockband Concert - Monday 6/23 @ 7:00

Bring a chair or a blanket and come hang out on the lawn at Gabriel’s Fountain in Martinsville next Monday. Students from our “Rockband” Program will be playing songs from the 60’s through today. Come hear them rock!!

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by | June 18, 2014 · 11:07 am

Food Drive

Hi everyone! We’re having an ongoing food drive for the Community Food Bank of NJ. We have a drop box for donations on the front porch here at the school. We’re accepting canned goods and other shelf stable foods.

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Fall Session Starts on 9/3

Hi All!  I hope your summer was fantastic!!  Don’t forget to sign up for the Fall quarter.  Spots are filling up quick!!

Email Jon at jont@bridgewaterschoolofmusic.com to get on the schedule for September.

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