- Sunday Classes: 9 a.m.
- Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.
There are many positive reasons to study music. Immediate rewards and accomplishments develop into life-long benefits for all.
For the young student, preparation for success begins with discovery and exploration. Acquiring new skills in music builds confidence. Practicing builds fine motor coordination and teaches problem solving. If lessons are taken to play music in groups, additional benefits include the ability to lead, the willingness to follow, self-discipline and a keen sense of timing. All of these experiences are essential for successes in school, business and in family life. Young people benefit as music lessons can prepare them for success in future endeavors.
For the older student, enjoyment is inevitable. Music challenges higher levels of creativity, imagination and dexterity while preserving quickness of mind and expanding expression. Learning is never-ending and piano lessons provide a wide array of the most inspiring opportunities.
Music opens doors to learning. Getting kids started early is great! Even kids at the same age can be at different emotional, mental and physical stages. It is also a good idea to choose an instrument in which the student has expressed interest. There are certainly well informed educators who will tell you which instrument is best. At Echo Arts, we believe the best instrument for each child depends on the child. Your child will be more likely to practice and will progress more quickly if they are playing an instrument that interests them than if they are a playing an instrument that interests you. Scheduling a lesson to explore an instrument with a great teacher can be fun for your child and very helpful in finding out if they have the physical means to pursue that instrument – lung capacity, dexterity in the fingers, etc. All of that being said, here are some general guidelines to help you in finding the right age and a suitable instrument.
Every music lesson student also should have the emotional maturity to work with their teacher for at least a 30 minute lesson, while staying focused with good behavior. In addition, they will need to practice at least 15 minutes every day once the lessons begin in order to improve and have productive lessons.
Absolutely! Many of our students are beginning adults and we do not require any previous experience to start lessons. There’s no time like the present to start something new, and you’re never too old to pick up a new skill!
Adults do not need to be in the room.
One on one instruction. Half hour or 1 hour lessons.
Ringing handbells is gaining in popularity in both private and public schools. The activity gives children a chance to try a new instrument in a fun group setting while learning lessons about cooperation and how to read sheet music.
No previous musical knowledge is necessary for students to enter this class. Colored bells are marked with note names to all the kids to learn about reading music and rhythms in a fast, fun format.
Ukulele is a great instrument for kids. It only has 4 strings and provides good space for the fingers. Learning the ukulele is fast and fun and, along the way, kids learn about melody, harmony and rhythm, providing the foundation for a lifetime of making music.
We are excited to be exploring a group piano option this semester using Piano Safari curriculum. There will be limited space for this first class, which will include include four students and be led by two experienced piano teachers. The $50 registration/supply fee includes the Piano Safari Level 1 method book.
For more information, contact David Bales, Echo Arts Director, at .