Monthly - September 2018
Although we wish we had a school like this, our school makes things extra convenient for our students...
So many activities for the younger students, so little time for our adult students...that's why we exclusively come to you!
The nice thing is we gather together at recital time at the Cherry Hill Library in June. It's nice to know that throughout the year our teachers travel so you don't have to!
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Getting Ready To Go Back To School
Most of you are not thinking about going back to school just yet. There is still vacation time left, so you want to relax and have fun! Some classes like gymnastics, karate and dance are taught throughout the summer so they don’t lose important practice time.
The same is true for piano lessons. While music lessons tend to be associated with classes in regular schools, the truth is that learning music is very much like the activities just mentioned.
Those of you who took off the summer may find it a little difficult to start back up, especially if you did not practice. Your fingers need exercise on the keyboard or guitar in order to get better just like the other activities we mentioned above.
Don’t Give Up!
If you’re worried that your teacher will be upset you didn’t practice, it’s okay. They might be a little disappointed, but they understand. They are there to get you back on track. The important thing is you didn’t give up and you’re back!
When you realize that you don’t pick up from where you left off as easily as you thought, just keep it in mind for next summer. If you have to take off next summer, ask your teacher for extra assignments to get you through and make sure you practice.
To those of you who took lessons throughout the summer, we couldn’t be prouder that you stuck with it! We hope you put those summer songs we listed into good use and asked your teacher about writing new songs!
We know it won’t be easy with all the regular school work you’ll have, but remember that music is one of the most rewarding things you could ever study. It’s something that will stay with you for a lifetime.
As a bonus, you have a caring teacher that makes music fun to learn! Keeping that in mind, should make studying music much easier. We wish all the best to our students in the new season!
Looking everywhere in the mail but don't see your newsletter? We realized that with everyone's new schedule for the fall, it just may get lost with all the other things you have to read. We don't want anyone to miss out, so this newsletter will be online this month as well. By then you'll be all settled in your new fall routine so you can sit back and enjoy October's newsletter when it arrives!
I know, I know. Another article on how music education is important for your brain... blah, blah, blah.
Okay, well how about this - it's important for your life. Music itself is important to listen to. Without it, your emotions would come to a stand still, you would be like a Vulcan.
When we celebrate something like
birthdays, could you imagine no one singing happy birthday to you? Just
"Hey, happy birthday." That birthday song brings you joy!
This also applies to not so happy times. We need songs when we are stressed to help us get our frustrations out so we can deal with our situation.
Music in the background helps with study time, music in the movies gives you a better connection with the characters. There are many examples of this, but you get the idea.
Now the education part...
Another thing to study? Yes, even though your brain has a more difficult time memorizing information through text, the part of your brain that memorizes music makes it easier.
Learning music allows your brain to be creative. Speech and music are processed in a similar way. Sound and vision go hand in hand.
Music helps retaining information much easier. Have you noticed how easy it is to memorize a song? Try learning lyrics to a poem the same length as your favorite song and see how much longer it takes!
When you listen to a song, our brain can visualize images relating to how the music makes you feel. When you combine reading the music as you are playing it, your brain makes a connection.
Images are part of creative learning. Your brain uses music education with both sound and sight to make the same connections with your regular study time.
When you study for a test, your brain doesn't just memorize text, it relates what you read into pictures. Memorizing otherwise dull and boring facts, will come to life because of music!
Dog Plays Waltz on Piano
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Cherry Hill Academy of Piano & Guitar
Pennsuaken, NJ 08109
Phone: (856) 662-6855
Monday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Saturday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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