Why take music lessons?
The number of studies conducted in regards to music lessons and the impact on child development is virtually endless. Researchers have found a link between music lessons and improved self confidence, intellectual ability, motor skills, and social skills. Correlations have also been found between music lessons and increased concentration, coordination, and relaxation. Other studies show that students in top-quality music programs tend to outperform peers that are not in music programs. Research such as this begs the question, “Why would you not take music lessons?”
Private & Semi-Private Lessons
LESSONS - Piano, Voice, Violin, Guitar, Mandolin, Cello, Electric & Double Bass & More!
Available Monday - Saturday
Tuition: $108 monthly 45 minutes/ lesson once a week
$140 monthly 60 minutes/ lesson once a week
Group class furthur enhances our students musical training and experience. Each monthly meeting provides a fun group learning environment complete with snacks, games, and educational material.
Group piano class offers our school-aged piano students further music theory, history, and technique enrichment, as well as entertaining group music games, and the occasional opportunity to perform in front of their peers. The classes are monthly and are a fun and educational addition included in our private and semi-private lessons.
Our younger students are offered the opportunity to perform music at regularly scheduled public recitals. These events are designed to be fun and exciting for children, parents, and our community. They provide the opportunity for our students to showcase their efforts in front of a live audience. Music for Life students perform at care homes during the Christmas season, a dress-up show for Halloween, a spring formal recital, and an ice cream performance in the summer. Many of Music for Life’s students can also be seen performing in several of the different Vernal area school talent shows and charity events.
Spring Recital is a more formal event that showcases pieces that the student and teacher selects to showcase their individual talents and abilities. Family and friends come to enjoy a variety of pieces and special awards are given at this time.
Halloween provides a unique opportunity for students and parents, if desired, to dress up in costumes, gather, and celebrate fall and halloween-themed selections. We often get featured in the local papers for these performances!
YOUNG COMPOSERS WORKSHOP
Students learn the ins and outs of musical composition, various composers and the eras they influenced, and compose their own original works. The students share their compositions with each other in improve immensely during this workshop.
We have held several summer piano camps for our students and the community. They are always a great success and the kids have so much fun learning and playing musical games. Keep checking back to see more piano camp dates and times!
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
The Ice Cream Social is a more relaxed performance that includes fun pieces selected by the teacher and student. Some students include a humorous element to their performance. It is great fun!
CHRISTMAS CHARITY RECITAL
Every holiday season Music for Life organizes charity recitals for the elderly retirement and nursing homes in our community. It brings us great joy to be able to share our love of music and the warmth of the holiday season at these events.
THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program provides a recognized national standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study from beginner to advanced levels.
The program inspires excellence through individual student assessments and allows students to celebrate accomplishment and track their progress with others across the nation. Music for Life in AZ is the first and only founding school in the state of Arizona to participate in the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program.
Our studio in Vernal also serve as assessment centers for the certificate program. All teachers in areas surrounding one of our studios are welcome to have their students participate for their assessments. Some schools also accepts these certificates as credit hours.
THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM - INFORMATION SESSION
Music for Life will be holding an information session for our upcoming assessments. The event is open to parents, students, and members of the community who wish to participate. Dates and times will be announced.
Tips for Overcoming Performance Anxiety
It's not uncommon to be nervous about starting a new venture in life. The fear of the unknown is something that has plagued humanity since the beginning of civilization; from getting a new job, to that upcoming test at school, not knowing the outcome of an event can sometimes cause a person a great deal of stress.
This is a popular subject for our students before an upcoming recital. Performance anxiety can be scary, but it can also be overcome. It's normal for a student to be a little nervous before they go on stage for the first, and sometimes second or third time, but there are many ways to conquer this feeling.
Make Stress Your Friend -
Especially When Performing!
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
Published on Sep 4, 2013
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