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Guitar and Piano Lessons

Guitar and Piano lessons for children & Adults are great fun and family time together doing music. For guitar, you will learn the parts of the guitar, seating position, tuning, correct right and left hand positions, musical notation, note reading, chords, arpeggios, legatos, scales and how to strum or play your favorite song.

You may also just want to learn to rock out to a song you always wanted to learn.

For piano, you will learn the notes of the keyboard, note reading, proper left and right hand positions and techniques, chords, music theory and how to play your favorite song. We use a note speller and theory book to help write musical notation correctly.

You will also learn how to practice correctly to improve your musical performance. It is important to use your practice time wisely to help you make continuous improvement in your musical journey.

Learning to play guitar or piano can help your child fine-tune her ear and enhance skills needed for education and social interaction.

Between soccer and scouts, your school-age kid's schedule is loaded with fun activities. If you're on the fence about adding music classes to the list, take note of the benefits that come with signing your little one up for guitar or piano lessons. Maybe she won't be the next Beethoven, but she may have an easier time learning math, practicing good manners (including patience!), and becoming a team player.

Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns. It seems that music wires a child's brain to help him better understand other areas of math. As kids get older, they'll start reciting songs, calling on their short-term memory and eventually their long-term memory. Using a mnemonic device to do this is a method that can later be applied to other memory skills. The guitar and piano also introduce young children to basic physics. For instance, plucking the strings on a guitar teaches children about harmonic and sympathetic vibrations. The guitar and piano, demand different actions from your right and left hands simultaneously. It's like patting your head and rubbing your belly at the same time. Instruments not only help develop ambidexterity, but they can also encourage children to become comfortable in naturally uncomfortable positions. Enhancing coordination and perfecting timing can prepare children for other hobbies, like dance and sports.

Learning the guitar and piano teaches children about delayed gratification. Playing the guitar and piano teaches kids to persevere through hours, months, and sometimes years of practice before they reach specific goals, such as performing with a band or memorizing a solo piece. Private lessons and practicing at home require a very focused kind of attention for even 10 minutes at a time.

Public performance is an important skill whether you become a professional musician or not. This skill is easily transferable to public speaking. And, of course, once a child is advanced enough, she'll possess musical skills that will help her stand out.

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