Music education is worth the investment…I promise!
Thursday, September 22, 2022 by Paige Allred | Uncategorized
What should I look for in a music course?
Research shows that when children learn their "do-re-mi's" it helps them excel in their ABC's. They found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. Mary Luehrisen, executive director of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation shares, “A music-rich experience for children of singing, listening, and moving really brings a very serious benefit to child's development as they progress into more formal learning.”
Parents often ask me what they can do to help their children with music learning. Here are a few points to ensure your child’s success:
#1: Start children when they are young. Don't wait! They are learning a language, it's best to find a curriculum that works with young children so you can take advantage of the early learning window.
#2: Seek out a substantive course.A complete musicianship course goes beyond informal music playtime. It’s designed for young children and is carefully planned and sequenced.
#3: Play in class!Make sure the instruction includes child's play. It must be fun and exciting as they participate in class. They’ll find it encouraging to use play as the medium for learning complex musical skills and concepts.
- Link #1 - http://makingmusicianslpm.blogspot.com/search?q=young child
- Link #2 - http://makingmusicianslpm.blogspot.com/search?q=complete music
- Link #3 - http://makingmusicianslpm.blogspot.com/2015/02/play.html
Are group lessons an optimal option for young children?Learning happens when kids are having fun and groups offer an easy environment for playing fun games. It's natural to plan a fun and playful game when you have friends there to play with! Read more about group lessons here...
Puppet shows or fingerplays
Fingerplays: songs or chants that include actions for hands and fingers. Children doing fingerplays will bond with parents, and they don’t even realize they are learning literacy and music skills as they chant and play. Check out this huge list of chants and actions you can do with your child.
- Link - http://www.songsforteaching.com/fingerplays/
- Link - http://makingmusicianslpm.blogspot.com/2013/09/musicianhip.html?inf_contact_key=27a36e77e5c693e9ed5d1499d62f5f0a5691274f8f07010edc4e18cc98a3fcc3
Want a spot on my waiting list?
I'm not currently enrolling 4-6 year olds right now, and I already have a waiting list for next year, but since you are getting my emails your child can get on my preferred enrollment list for Let's Play Music next fall. Email me if you are ready to grab a remaining spot on the list.
Miss Paige Music, LLC
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by Paige Allred | Uncategorized
Miss Rebecca of Dolce Melodies Studios is now offering youth choir opportunities. Currently, Rebecca teaches Bridge out of my studio but she will now be offering multiple classes for a small children’s choir. See her attached flyer below and contact her directly if you are interested!
Rebecca Gulbranson studied vocal performance at BYU Hawaii, then switched to a Music Therapy Degree at Utah State University. She has been trained in Suzuki Piano as well as is a Bridge teacher in the Let's Play Music program. Rebecca brings 30 plus years of piano teaching experience, and 26 plus years of experience in teaching singing lessons. She taught elementary school choirs in Canada before moving to Utah, and headed up both a children's and adult community choir in Vanderhoof, BC before her move to Utah.
Requirement of at least 5 enrollments in any class to run that class. Itty Bitty Singing Sprouts must be 4 turning 5 as of 2022. All classes will do group performances at a year end concert. Singing Clubs will also sing at my studio year end recital. Students will be required to purchase singing songbooks and workbooks for class with an emphasis in learning to sing and read music in solfege. Interested parties can contact me at 435-272-5755 for further information. Classes will run October-April.
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 windowI'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
You definitely benefit from music learning RIGHT NOW and here is the reason why...
Encourage your children to love musicWant 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 musicwith 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 Musicthat 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!
- Link for SB - http://www.letsplaymusicsite.com/sound-beginnings
- Link for LPM - http://www.letsplaymusicsite.com/lp
- 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.
Miss Paige Music, LLC