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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 …

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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, …