Check out this fascinating web app by Music Machinery that lets you explore the world of music styles. You can pan and zoom through the music space just like you can with Google maps. When you see an interesting style of music you can click on it to hear some samples of music of that style. Comment your favourite music styles below.
Performing live is a fun and important part of any child’s music education, and the skills learned and experience gained in taking instrument lessons, having singing lessons or joining our Glee Club or Combo Program, will affect and improve many of your child’s abilities in many areas of their life. Here are a list of 5 benefits.
Performing live serves as great motivation and offers an opportunity to demonstrate musical progress. This gives students a chance to apply what they have learned in a public performance environment. Competitions and performances also help to build the students' self-conﬁdence and increase self-esteem.
We often get the question ‘How young do you take students?’ At Niagara Conservatory we base that on the instrument and of course the child. Every child is different and they all learn, grow and develop at different rates.
We are pleased to offer a 6 week introductory course for new students of all ages looking to kick off what will hopefully be a long musical journey. Instead of purchasing an instrument for yourself or child, unknowing what your long term intentions are, we will provide you with a keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric or bass guitar with amp, or violin. We will even come by your house and set up a full 5 piece drum kit for you to use for the six weeks at no additional charge.
Music impacts us in powerful ways. It can evoke strong emotions, make us want to tap our fingers and feet, and even help with learning and memory. Music is not only a universal language but also a stimulant for various parts of the brain. It is a known fact that music can enhance productivity and also help to improve memory. Numerous studies have been conducted showing the benefits of music for learning. The How Music Affects Learning Infographic provides useful information on the positive benefits of music for the learning process.
As a musician, you will encounter many opportunities to play with other musicians, as a duet, an ensemble, or in a band. Having played with others gives you the comfort and the ability you need to thrive in a group environment.