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How discovering new music keeps us motivated as players—and how to find it!

How discovering new music keeps us motivated as players—and how to find it!

One of the best ways to stay motivated with playing an instrument, and especially writing music, is to discover new musical influences that challenge your preconceptions of what music is and can be—music which pushes you to extend beyond your comfort zone, enabling you to grow and thrive as a well-rounded musician.

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Am I too old for music lessons?

Am I too old for music lessons?

Did you know that studies show that adults are well-positioned to pick up instruments faster since they are usually more disciplined than children, more reasoned in their choices, and more able to manage their time effectively? They also tend to have more disposable income which gives them more freedom and flexibility with respect to equipment.

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A Brief History of the Piano

A Brief History of the Piano

The pianoforte, commonly shortened to piano, has featured prominently in the canonical works of Western art music. Since the eighteenth century, the instrument has been a vehicle for the composition of some of our most beautiful melodies.

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How Does Music Affect Our Emotions?

How Does Music Affect Our Emotions?

People listen to music every day in order to regulate, enhance, and diminish undesirable emotional states like stress and fatigue. But why is this so? What is it about music that resonates so deeply with us?

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The Social Benefits of Playing Music

The Social Benefits of Playing Music

With COVID-19 on the wane, and our children returning to school this month, we explore the social benefits of playing music, and particularly the significant role it can play in forming social bonds.

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Transferable Skills for Musicians

Transferable Skills for Musicians

But what is the value of studying music? What skills could one reasonably be expected to take away from such an endeavour? And what transferable skills could a trained musician bring to a position in another industry—say, engineering or marketing? Here is what the experts have to say

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Why Music Theory Matters

Why Music Theory Matters

If you are wondering why it’s worth it to buckle down and study music theory, then you’ve come to the right place. Here we’ll discuss the benefits you will receive when you take the time to fully understand music theory from a trained teacher.

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Improve Your Mental Health with Music

Improve Your Mental Health with Music

It’s no secret that music can have a profound effect on mood. Whether it’s hearing a song that rouses fond memories or listening to a new pump-up track during a workout, music can make you feel happy, motivated or grateful—if only for a few minutes.

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FAQ's

FAQ's

Our most frequently asked questions!

Is there funding available for families who may not be able to afford to put their child or children through music lessons?

Are there performance opportunities for my child throughout the year if taking music lessons at the Niagara Conservatory?

Does my child have the opportunity to participate in any band type programs?

Does the Conservatory sell musical equipment or just teach music lessons?

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Year in Review

Year in Review

It's the time of year to look back, say thanks, and reflect on all the passion for music from the community and our students. With the launch of our Music Gives Movement, we have received so much support from all of you this year.

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