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How Learning Music Helps Fight Summer Boredom for Kids

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Kids always look forward to the warm, enjoyable months of summer and being out of school. However, they can easily get bored if they’re not engaging in fun activities that will help them to fight summer boredom. Kids can easily get addicted to watching television shows and cartoons for hours or playing video games that are not conducive to their …

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Getting Active

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Are your little ones getting a well-rounded experience this year? That question is now charged in a big way as we emerge from pandemic restrictions and closures. Things are different now! Parents have to make decisions about what’s best for their children and how to build a roadmap and a path forward. That can be difficult.  In that context, let’s …

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The Power of the Circle

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In past blog posts, we talked a lot about our philosophy of music instruction and why we help local families to help their students to advance on their musical journeys. Today, let’s talk about a component of that which is related to enjoying your musical instruction in the company of your peers. You’ll sometimes see our students sitting around in …

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What Is A Prodigy?

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Most of us are familiar with the word ‘prodigy.’ We immediately think of child composers who created fantastic sonatas and arias at a tender age, and impressed the crowds with their musical grandeur before they ever hit puberty. In general, the trope of the precocious child is a common theme in the parenting world. People living vicariously through their children …

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Benefits of Dance Classes for Athletes

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Does your child play baseball, soccer, or ice skate? If so, your little athlete may benefit from dance classes. In fact, dance has been proven to enhance sports performance for children of all ages. Keep reading to learn about some of the benefits offered by dance classes for your athletes. Coordination and Body Awareness Participating in dance classes requires athletes …

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The Musical Ladder Wristband System And More

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In some prior blog posts, we talked about incentives and achievements as ways to engage students here at Westminster Arts Academy. We talked about how this type of unique approach really helps to build those skills, and fosters the confidence that students need as they go out into the world. One component of that is our musical ladder wristband system. …

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How Music Improves Social-Emotional Learning for Children

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Have you ever heard of social-emotional learning? If not, it’s a good time to learn more about it. It is something that is essential for early childhood development. Today, music can help improve and accelerate this growth. What you may wonder is how educators can use music to improve social-emotional skills today. This is especially problematic for those who are …

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Three Classical Instruments For Budding Huntington Park Musicians

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We know the value of local music lessons in Huntington Park, California. We’ve seen how local families in the community have benefited from having their little ones enrolled in a school that can really help them to develop their music skills and shine.   Today let’s talk about some of the most popular classical instruments that our students pick up, …

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Three Reasons Why All Children Should Study Music

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When children study at school, usually a great deal of emphasis is placed on subjects like science, math or language. While these fields of study are no doubt incredibly important, especially while a child is developing the foundational base for their future advanced studies, many conventional curriculums in Orange County and the rest of the United States fail to recognize …

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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 …