What is Minds On Music?

Music is such a vital part of our lives. Can you imagine "Rocky" without the theme music? How about "Jaws"? Music adds to any celebration and is often what we turn to when we our emotions are overwhelmed. On 9-11 it was a unifying moment when our Representatives gathered on the steps of the capital to sing. As the saying goes, "when words fail, music speaks."

But what scientists are discovering more and more is that music is vital to the wiring of our brain. Indisputable research continues to reveal how beneficial studying music is for the mind. Learning music not only increases math scores, but also opens areas of creativity and perception that otherwise remain closed off. The consensus among the experts is that the study of music makes one smarter.

Learning to play a musical instrument is a rewarding adventure. But like any good adventure, it takes dedication, focus and time. It also takes a good guide, one with patience, an encouraging spirit and the knowledge and tools to make the journey achievable. Having been on the journey ourselves, we feel qualified to help with the process.

Minds On Music has implemented a split lesson plan that will accelerate and clarify the process of learning music. When you break it down, there are really three major things to learn when you start playing music. One is learning to read and understand music's written language. The second is learning the musical instrument: it's layout and pitch producing elements. The third is employing proper technique to effectively grow in musical ability.

Minds On Music was founded as a way of offering parents an opportunity to add comprehensive music education to their children's curriculum as schools continue to cut music from their program. We also promote the benefits of music education among adults, as we use the same curriculum and techniques for our adult students. Our approach is designed to incorporate music history, theory and quality instruction to open channels in the mind.

We are not just music... we're Minds on Music.