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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 …

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A New Reality: How to Ensure Your Child Has Success in Online Dance Classes

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Only 33% of the children in the United States are considered physically active. The problem with children getting little to no physical activity has gotten worse due to most of the nation being in quarantine. If you are looking for an activity that will keep your child engaged and active, dance classes are a great option.  Finding a company that …

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Exploring the Arts: Why Online Music Lessons are Beneficial For Children and Their Parents

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Keeping children engaged and entertained is something millions of parents struggle with. The last thing any parent wants is for their child to spend all day on the couch being unproductive. Finding ways to keep your child’s time occupied is essential. Introducing them to activities designed to educate and entertain is crucial. If your child has expressed interest in learning …

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The Beauty of Improvisation

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At Westminster Arts Academy, we train students on all instruments, from the woodwinds to the brass to the piano and beyond. We also incorporate some comprehensive ideas in our curriculum and our approach. One of those is something that we think is key to good music theory and training, but it’s too often neglected in the music training world. Formal …

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Online Learning: How to Help Your Child Make The Most of Virtual Music Lessons

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Are you looking for activities to keep your child occupied in quarantine? If so, encouraging them to learn a musical instrument is a great idea. If you want to avoid the stress and worry of taking your child into a physical location to learn an instrument, online learning is imperative. Many arts academies and music learning institutions provide virtual lessons …

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Why Taking Online Music Lessons is a Great Idea

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Are you looking for new ways to keep your child occupied with an activity that can build character and make them more confident? If so, allowing them to take music lessons is a great idea. Over 35% of the people in the United States can play a musical instrument. If your child has shown an interest in learning how to …