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Music Lessons Now or Later?

Monday, March 21, 2022 by Paige Allred | Uncategorized

Should I start music lessons now... or later?

There is significant research indicating that there is a “window of opportunity” (birth to age nine) where children can develop a high musical aptitude. During this time, the brain and mechanisms associated with processing and understanding music are in the prime stages of development, making it of 

utmost importance to expose children in this age range to music lessons.


Don't miss out on the learning window

I've talked to many parents who are super excited to get their kiddo started in music learning, but just as many who say, "Yeah, I hope he learns to play saxophone 

someday

, but why should I be thinking about that 

NOW?

 He's too young to be worrying about 

that.

"

You definitely benefit from music learning RIGHT NOW and here is the reason why...

Encourage your children to love music

Want to encourage your children to love and appreciate music? Well, worry no more! We've got you covered. 

These tips will help you explore and encourage a love for music

 with your kids, starting right from infancy.


Instrument lessons are not the same as musicianship classes

One word of caution:

Now that you've read about the importance of starting music lessons

,

 you may be excited to get into instrument lessons right away, but Instrument lessons are not the same as musicianship classes. Sitting on a piano bench for 30 minutes is torture for many 4-year-olds. Instead, find a program like 

Sound Beginningsor  Let's Play Music

that is play-based, with lots of movement and fun. Nothing is more powerful than a first music experience that results in happy, uplifting memories couched in success!


I recently started my fall classes and I get so excited every time I start teaching a new group of children! They are so eager to learn and I see such growth throughout the year. Check out what my young students are doing.

  • 2-4 year olds: These students and parents are getting more and more confident singing with a strong voice and matching the beats to music. We are learning ABCs, shapes and numbers through song.
  • 4-6 year olds: These kiddos are confidently playing chords on the autoharp to accompany our singing class.
  • 5-7 year olds: I love seeing my 2nd Year students play some of the same songs, but now on their keyboards. Their rhythm and ear training for chord transitions was trained long before their fingers got to work.
  • 6-8 year olds: These little musicians are working hard too, learning some complicated piano repertoire with nice dynamics.

    Come check out a FREE music class!
    Email back and I'll give you my studio information so you can come to a class already in progress.


Testimonials


Miss Paige

Miss Paige Music, LLC

www.misspaigemusic.com

Mandatory Price Increase for Fall of 2022

Friday, January 14, 2022 by Paige Allred | Uncategorized

Just a heads up to all my parents,

The Corporate Office at Let's Play Music is mandating a company wide tuition increase for the upcoming year beginning in Fall of 2022. 

Please note the following:

1st year tuition will now be $65/month

2nd year tuition will be $75/month

3rd year tuition will be $85/month

Sound Beginnings $55/individual $65/family

Presto $100/month


Just to give you an idea of other program tuition, this is what it looks like:

Comparable Tuition Rates

Yamaha in Utah (keyboard class 5-6 yrs.) $110/month

• Yamaha in Chicago (keyboard class 5-6 yrs.) $95/month

• MYC in Colorado (keyboard class 4 students): $71/month

• MYC in California (keyboard class 4 students): $88/month

• Kindermusik in Arizona: (45 min. class 4-5 yrs.): $92/month

• MusikGarten in Florida (45 min. class 5 yr olds): $82/month

• Online music private piano classes (30 min. lesson): $132/month


The price increase for LPM is after much research and is still high quality and value for music education. 


I am looking forward to a lot of more fun classes the rest of the year and next fall!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by Paige Allred | Uncategorized

Looking for a last minute gift for your child that will enhance intelligence and inspire creativity? As a music teacher, parents come to me for the best ideas in musical gifts. I have put together my favorites to delight and educate your child.

Take a look at a few favorites below or you can visit the Making Musicians blog post for a complete list and explanation of amazing musical gifts.

Musical Instruments

Rhythm Set 

Just $35 at RhythmBand.com gets your child a complete rhythm set plus instruction and idea book! You can also purchase any variety of individual rhythm instruments at their site.

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Floor Tom

Also $35 at RhythmBand.com this 10" high tom provides hours of imaginative fun! Lots of other drums, big and small available from RhythmBand.

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Tone Bell Set

These are the instrument we use in my beginning classes. They are perfect for young learners because the bells can be removed from the case, and the mallets are toddler/young child friendly. Enjoy these from RhythmBand.com for just $25

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Boomwhackers

These full body movement instruments are lots of fun! They come in all varieties at Amazon.


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Music Listening

Classical Music for Kids

There are lots of classical music books and CDs out there designed to engage kids. I love the Beethoven's Wig series. Their CDs have sing along symphonies - they are silly and engaging and cost about $10 on Amazon.com

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Wireless Headphones

Listening can be amazing fun with the right tools. These are the best in children's headphones. Bluetooth, comfortable, great sound. Order on Amazon or directly from LilGadgets.

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I hope you and your child love these musical gifts!

Merry Christmas!

Miss Paige

About My Classes

I love teaching music to young children because we target the "critical period" of the child's brain development. It's much easier for children to internalize the language of music during this time frame.

2-3 year olds: My youngest students are learning seasons, months of the year, and days of the week through rhythm and games! They are recognizing their names in print and honing in on fine motor skills.

4-6 year olds
My Red Balloon students are reading notes from the staff to play on their tone bells. They can keep a steady beat and intelligently listen to a classical music selection!

5-7 year olds
These young keyboard students can now play all the primary chords with their right hand and sing along while they do! The foundations they learned in previous years have finely tuned their ears to be able to produce harmony.

6-8 year olds
My most advanced students are in their 3rd year of instruction and are playing piano with both hands in a chorded accompaniments. They have learned about key signatures and are transposing simple melodies into various keys. They have learned all the notes names on the treble and bass clef staves. They are amazing little musicians!

Click on the icons below to learn more about music programs geared toward developing the complete musician!

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