MUSIC TAUGHT THE WAY KIDS LEARN
At So i Heard Music we teach beginner through advanced music lessons, including piano lessons, drum lessons, percussion lessons, voice lessons, guitar lessons, songwriting lessons, violin lessons, and more, in fun high-tech studios built for K-12 students. Students are inspired to play, read, write, and record music.
WE ARE ON A MISSION TO TEACH EVERYONE THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF MUSIC
Music is everywhere! Not only is music a standalone art form, but it is central to TV shows, movies, and art. It is a direct line to the soul through creative self-expression. Everyone deserves to learn how to express themselves through music, without the barriers of it being boring or inaccessible. We are all born with the ability to feel through music. Our goal is to teach everyone how to access the language in a fun, engaging manner, free of the stress of academic achievement, through private instruction, group lessons, songwriting, and production.
MUSIC HELPS KIDS LEARN
While direct tutoring in school subjects helps kids progress in a specific subject, music helps development in a holistic way. Think of music lessons as a way to enhance your child’s overall learning capacity!
Music helps in these ways:
- Enhances Cognitive Skills: Music can stimulate various areas of the brain, including those responsible for memory, attention, and problem-solving. Listening to music is often associated with improved spatial-temporal skills, which are important for math and science.
- Language Development: Exposure to music, including singing and playing instruments, can enhance language skills in children. Singing along to songs can improve vocabulary, pronunciation, and language comprehension. Music with repetitive lyrics can help with memory and language acquisition.
- Improved Memory: Learning to play an instrument or memorizing lyrics and melodies can improve a child’s memory skills. Music often involves repetition, which reinforces memory and recall abilities.
- Emotional Development: Music can help children express their emotions and understand the emotions of others. This can be especially valuable for children who have difficulty expressing themselves verbally. Learning to play an instrument or sing can provide an emotional outlet.
- Social Skills: Group music activities such as singing in a choir or playing in a band can teach children valuable social skills like teamwork, cooperation, and communication. These skills can be transferable to other areas of life.
- Creativity: Music encourages creativity and imagination. Composing music or improvising on an instrument allows children to explore their creative side and think outside the box.
- Stress Reduction: Listening to calming music can help reduce stress and anxiety in children. This can be particularly useful in stressful situations such as exams or medical procedures.
- Motor Skills: Playing musical instruments requires fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Learning to play an instrument can improve these skills, which can be beneficial for activities beyond music.
- Rhythm and Timing: Music often involves rhythm and timing, which can help children develop a sense of timing and coordination. This can be valuable in activities like dance, sports, and everyday tasks.
- Cultural Awareness: Exposure to different types of music from around the world can broaden a child’s cultural awareness and appreciation for diversity.
HOW IT WORKS
After the free, no-commitment trial lesson, many students choose to enroll on the spot. Private lessons are either 30 minutes or 60 minutes, one-on-one weekly, with the same instructor every week.
Enrollment follows our yearly tuition calendar and pricing is flat-rate.
Students are encouraged to participate in our monthly open mic nights and performance opportunities as they get more involved in lessons.
Students are also encouraged to join our Band Program as they gain more experience with music. Just like in tutoring classes, a group session can be beneficial for all!
As kids get older, they are encouraged to record in our music studios and grow as musicians. Check out our Artist Development page for some clips of student recordings!
For kids who don’t know what instrument they want to try, we offer an Intro to Music class for only $99.