April Newsletter - Getting your child into school band, Referral Contest, Student of the Month.

April 6, 2018

 

 Important Dates: Memorial Day - May 28,

Summer Break - July 1 through July 7.

 

I failed the 8th grade - Music Lessons, IQ and Academic Skills

I’ve read a lot of studies about the correlation between music lessons and grades. I am living proof of this correlation. I failed the 8th grade. I had poor focus, I hated math, English and almost every other school subject. I took music lessons beginning at the age of 12 and continued until I was 17. In my first year of college I was on the Dean’s list with a 3.8 GPA.

 

What happened? Really I can only guess. I discovered music, music theory, I developed a deeper understand of music. I began to be fascinated by astronomy, the Greek philosophers, poetry and I’d spend hours in the library reading by the time I was 18. I flunked Spanish in 9th grade but later taught myself Spanish and I’m fairly fluent now. Was it music that helped me academically?

 

Organized music lessons seem to boost IQ and academic performance. The longer that lessons continue, the more impact the lessons have on IQ. This is according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Educational Psychology (Vol. 98, No. 2).

 

Lead researcher E. Glenn Schellenberg, PhD, published research where 6 year olds who were given music instruction in voice or piano showed a larger increase in IQ than a control group who waited a year to take music lessons.

 

Schellenberg  then asked himself, "Would the effect get bigger with more than a year of lessons?" His most recent work and subsequent studies absolutely confirms that it does. "There is dose-response association," says Schellenberg, who confirms that the longer a child takes music lessons, the higher their IQ and academic skills.


 

Teacher Highlight, Scott Middleton (BA Music Indiana University) - Getting your child in school band.

 

 

Do you have a child who wants to play in school band? The best way to get your child into school band is by taking music lessons to learn to read music and to get some experience on an instrument...any instrument. Learning to read rhythms and count are essential for school band.

 

Our drum teacher Scott Middleton began in the Snare and Baton core when he was 7 years old, he took private lessons, he played in marching band, orchestra and played many percussion instruments throughout high school, college and later played in the United States 38th Infantry Division Army Band where served as a Sgt.

 

Scott knows the right path to succeed in school band on any type of drums or percussion and can give your child the blueprint for success. Would you like to learn more? Give us a call! 317-719-7020

 

 

 

 

Student of the Month.

Conner H.

 

Conner has been taking lessons with us for over a year now. He’s working through the Alfred’s Complete Kid’s Course. He’s learning to memorize Jingle Bells and has made a lot of progress with playing Ode to Joy lately.

 

We appreciate Conner for being a good student with great attendance and for the referrals he’s given us.

 

 

Please welcome our new students who enrolled in March

Patterson L,  Dave S, Kevin S, Sandra R, Florencia G, Keven A, Arils C, Jesse S, Johan M, Everett P, Grace S, Rebecca, Ellen, Ron, Rod, Gavin, Kofi, Kekeli, Cannon, Randy P, Jocelyn N, Issac J, Brooke T, Rebecca W, Justin J, George C, Amsure T, Lal T.,Amsui T, Oscar K, Paul K, Kevin S, Evangeline A, Cloe W, Alex B, Nora S, Zalian H, Ronald M, Rod S.

 

TEACHERS WITH WAITING LISTS

Many teachers have sold out. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day or time, please contact our office and we can add you to the waiting list.

There are still limited lessons spots available.

 

To inquire about openings for April or May, e-mail indyMusicLessons77@gmail.com or call the

office 317-719-7020

 

Here’s a partial list of who’s currently full or nearly full: Mike M. Guitar - Sold Out, Macie F. Piano - Sold Out, Alayna C. Piano - 1 spot, Mark D. Guitar- Sold Out, Brandon Boerner Guitar  - 1 spot left

 

We appreciate your referrals. Get a $20 gift card for both you and your friend when you refer them. Then be entered into the contest to win a $100 gift certificate to AMC Movies. Click below for details.

 

https://www.indylessons.com/single-post/2018/04/05/Spring-Referral-Contest-win-100-gift-certificate-and-more

 

 

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