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?
What songs get you moving? For cognitive scientists, researchers and now music streaming apps, the answer is in your brain.
Spotify announced last week that it would offer workout playlists comprised of songs that automatically match a runner’s tempo, marking the latest step forward in our understanding of the relationship between music and physical activity.
Studies shows Canadians who learned an instrument as a child reported higher levels of education; more than 2/3 believe it's just as important as sports or learning a second language.
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.
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.
A Glee Club is a society organized for the singing of choral music. It dates back to the late 19th century where the first one was founded in London, England. Glee in this context does not hint towards the mood of the music sung or of its singers, but to a specific form of English part song popular between 1650 and 1900, the glee. This was an English part song that usually scored for at least three voices, and generally intended to be sung a Capella. Joining is not only fun; there are benefits that could help you or your child in more ways than you would think. Here are 5 reasons to join our Glee Club.