The maleficent mascot of meter visited Leslie’s Music Studio this October… and stole all of our Halloween candy! (*Insert maniacal villain laugh*)
To conquer the king of counting and take back their candy, students meticulously practiced their pieces with the metronome this month. Individual metronome challenges were assigned and completed and candy bags were filled one rhythmic reward at a time.
Whether or not your children will have access to a piano over the break, here are some ways to keep their piano chops fresh and engage their brains in music!
February’s theme at Leslie’s Music Studio was about Sharing the Love of Music, inspired by Valentine’s Day of course. I asked my piano students an important question this month: “What do you love about music?” I enjoyed hearing their responses and was proud of their thoughtful answers. Here’s what some of my students wrote: Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day! You already know that today is for showing you care for the ones you love, but did you know that this month is the perfect time to “share the love” of music too? Continue reading
The body and the brain working together in perfect harmony… Take a look at this great infographic to read about how piano lessons benefit the developing brain and your young musician. Continue reading
Learning music doesn’t just happen at the piano bench or sitting behind a music book. Music is by nature personal, interactive, and ought to be fun.
What are your best memories of making or enjoying music? I know mine are when I could sing or play with others, and when how much fun I was having took precedence over how difficult the learning may have been. Think about going to a musical, a concert, or recital. If there isn’t one single moment that makes you smile, was it worth going?
I love to enrich music lessons with movement, games, and fun activities, especially for young students. The importance of play in learning cannot be overlooked! As an added bonus, children just plain have more fun in their private lessons. And who can say ‘No’ to that when their child is fully engaged with the content and is mastering concepts at a surprisingly quick pace?