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.
5 Essentials for a Vocalist
If you’re a singer who is entering a busy new year, it’s time to plan ahead. Otherwise, you are likely to be surprised at how quickly the voice will fatigue—just when you need it most! Here are 5 things to keep in mind as you put your plan into action.
5 Benefits of Performing Live
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.
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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.
When To Start Your Young Children With Music Lessons
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.
Try Before You Buy
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Music's Effect on Learning
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.
Private vs. Group Lessons - Which Is Better For YOU?
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.
How to Choose the Right Instrument for You
As you have learned in our previous blog posts – playing an instrument has too many benefits to not get you or your child invested in learning one. But you may have come to the next road block. Which instrument to choose?