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Instrument Sizing and More

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At Westminster Arts Academy, we really do pursue creating a welcoming and empowering environment for all of our students regardless of their age, abilities and skill levels.   That’s a fundamental part of supporting the student’s long-term development. It’s not just about tackling music theory or mastering fingering – it’s much more than that.   When students thrive, they thrive …

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4 Amazing Benefits of Music and Dance Lessons

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Has your child expressed an interest in playing the guitar or piano? Helping your child learn music or dancing is a great way for you to keep them active and to engage them in fun activities. Did you know that music goes beyond having fun? Music and dance lessons provide many positive advantages that you might not be aware of. …

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A Central Place – Premier Music Instruction

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When you think about helping students enrich their lives with music instruction, how do you visualize this happening?   In the old days, there were the traditional civic centers, government installations where communities invested in this kind of process of cultural enhancement through education. The civic center as an institution represents important things to many people, as a center of …

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Evaluating Tones

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Let’s talk a little bit about the experience that your young student has when they stay the course on a music instruction program.   As we talked about before, the student gets a lot of technical music mastery and soft skills, like social skills, at the same time. In fact, one important part of this is that music instruction cultivates …

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A Close Circle

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You can see some of these happenings on our website – a circle of children cross-legged in a room, smiling and talking over some aspect of music theory or instrument tips or dance moves.   That type of collaboration is what we’re all about here – because music has a technical component, but it also has a social component and …

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Benefits of Music Lessons for Your Child

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Has your child asked for piano or guitar lessons? Or maybe the flute or the violin? If you are hesitating about whether these lessons are worthwhile, you’d be surprised to learn of the amazing benefits for children that take music lessons. Whether your child ends up becoming the next professional musician, or they learn to embrace the joys of music, …

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Tips to Help Make Music Lessons More Effective for Your Child

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Children can effectively learn anything when it is taught in a rhythmic pattern. However, trying to teach a child music is an entirely different type of challenge. Not only do you have to make sure the child grasps their lessons, but they also have to be interesting and fun. Music lessons may become tedious if a child is going over …

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Music and Your Child’s Life Skills

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Yes, music is fun, and playing an instrument is a great skill to have all throughout your life, but there’s even more benefit to music lessons than just proficiency on the keys or the strings, or on brasses and woodwinds.   At Westminster Arts Academy, we try to optimize how music builds our students’ life skills, and operate on the …

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Three Components of Fun Music Lessons

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Yes, music is a learned skill. Yes, it’s going to be helpful to your child as he or she becomes an adult. It can even be part of a progressive career. However, that’s not the only big value of music in your child’s life, and it’s important to remember that. At the end of the day, music is just fun! …

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The Socialization of Music

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It’s always nice if your child turns out to be the next Mozart or Beethoven!   All joking aside, though, the principle that we embrace at Westminster Arts is that every student really has his or her and unique capabilities, and we’re not here to try to force methods or goals on students.   In fact, in many cases, classical …