The theme for May at the MUSiK SHOP is Musicianship Skills! This month you'll focus on the finer points of your musical education - sight reading, ear training, note naming, and rhythm skills. At the end of the month, you'll get to come in and show off your skills at our annual Musicianship Skills event.
History Month was a huge hit! We are very proud of each student and performer who came out. Special thanks goes to our History Expert, Kristen Bylenga for putting on an awesome presentation!
Registration for the 2014/2015 season is almost ready to go!
Registration packages will be handed to students over the next few weeks. Enclosed you will find your teacher's recommendations for the fall.
Our registration deadline is June 23, the day of our final recital. After this date, we will be accepting new lesson bookings and we cannot guarantee your lesson time. So get yours in right away for scheduling priority!
Come on out on Saturday, May 31st from 1:30 - 2:30pm for our Musicianship Skills event!
This event focuses on the ear training and sight reading skills you will be working on during your lessons. A pass card will send you off to 4 various stations where you'll explore each skill. This event is for students of all ages and studies, and as always we will conclude with some yummy snacks.
This year's event has been revamped, and we are so excited for you to experience it! See you there!
Want to get a head start and practice at home? Check out these awesome games!
Did you know that music education speeds the development of speech and reading skills, trains children to focus their attention for sustained periods, and helps them to develop empathy and emotional intelligence? Music training stimulates a whole network of brain areas, and draws on nearly every region of the brain.
We would like to offer you some encouragement in your decision to enrol yourself or your child in music lessons. The Royal Conservatory of Music has released a PDF titled “The Benefits of Music Education: An Overview of Current Neuroscience Research”, which offers a fascinating look at how and why music lessons alter your brain and mental abilities.
To read this article, click here.
We're so proud of what each student accomplishes during the school year, and we would hate to see skills regress! We offer summer lessons that are more relaxed than our regular fall lessons, but continue to maintain and develop your child's musical skills.
Summer lessons are extremely flexible. You and your teacher plan lessons around your holidays, and we bill after every four lessons or at the end of August.
We highly recommend summer lessons for students of all ages and stages.
Just talk to your teacher to work out the details.