Studio Policy

Taking lessons requires EFFORT and it goes three ways. Learning and progressing is dependent upon the student, parent, and teacher to ensure a successful and fun musical experience

 

Philosophy and Mission

  • To nurture the artistic spirit in each person and a lifelong love of music and learning.

  • To help each student achieve their highest musical potential.

  • To have fun while learning the individuals' choice of instrument!

 

Benefits of Music Lessons

  • Refines discipline and patience

  • Cultivates social skills

  • Develops physical skills

  • Improves academic skills

  • Boosts self-esteem

  • Introduces people and children to other cultures

 

How music therapy can make a difference

  • Music stimulates all of the senses and involves the child at many levels. This "multi-modal approach" facilitates many developmental skills.

  • Quality learning and maximum participation occur when children are permitted to experience the joy of play. The medium of music therapy allows this play to occur naturally and frequently.

  • Music is highly motivating, yet it can also have a calming and relaxing effect. Enjoyable music activities are designed to be success-oriented and make children feel better about themselves.

  • Music therapy can help a child manage pain and stressful situations.

  • Music can encourage socialization, self-expression, communication, and motor development.

  • Because the brain processes music in both hemispheres, music can stimulate cognitive

 

Materials

During the course of the year various materials are required. Each student must have the following materials provided by the parent (unless specified):

  • Instrument of choice in good working order

  • Metronome (Mobile Metronome is a great, FREE app for this!)

  • 3-ring binder with notebook for weekly assignments

  • Repertoire books (assigned by the teacher; provided by the parent)

When possible, we will use music that the student has already purchased. Photocopied materials are illegal and will not be used unless the original music is no longer in print and we have permission from the copyright owner.

 

Performance

There are several opportunities for performance during the year. All youth students are expected to perform at least two times. Out of courtesy to other performers, plan to stay for the entire recital. This teaches respect toward the efforts of all performers to listen to the achievements of others and to expand and broaden their knowledge of repertoire. Students/Families leaving early will not receive credit for having attended. Recitals will not exceed one hour in duration.

 

Practicing

Students are expected to get six days of FULL practice each week. In the event of vacations, illness, etc., students can practice extra to make up for missed practice sessions. Full practice will be defined as completing each assignment a specific number of times each day. For example, practice the E scale three times perfect each day, review measures 10-18 five times perfect each day, etc. There will be specific directions outlined in each student’s notebook.

 

 

For a complete Studio Policy and Tuition information,

please contact Ms. Amy here