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What instrument to learn?

Posted by Wendys Music on March 16, 2011

What instrument to learn?
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What Instrument to Learn?
 
Parents often ask me the question – What instrument should my child learn? Sometimes it’s even related to themselves, what should I learn? and I usually respond with questions back to them
-        What instruments have they shown interest in?
-        What instruments have they had access to?
-        What instruments can you get access to?
-        How much do you want to spend in getting an instrument?
Playing an instrument is a very “physical” thing and the person involved needs to feel very “comfortable” with the instrument and the means of producing sound.
-         A blowing/blown instrument - recorder, flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone – woodwind and brass instruments.
-        An instrument you hit – drums, percussion
-        An instrument you bow – violin, viola, cello, double bass
-        An instrument you press – keyboard, piano
-        Or there is singing where the instrument is very personal, it is YOU – your vocal chords.
If you/ your child is unsure – then the best way of starting to narrow the choices is...

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How to choose the right musical instrument for your child to learn

Posted by Directions In Music Pty Ltd on September 02, 2010

How to choose the right musical instrument for your child to learn

It is important that you choose the right instrument for your child to learn to play. Instruments are expensive, so once one is picked, it will be harder to change. The following are some suggestions to ensure your child finds an instrument that finds them best. Perhaps the most important thing is that you need to make sure your child is excited about the instrument they are going to learn to play. If they do not have an interest in it, they are less likely to practice and will probably want to quit learning it. Spend...

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The Benefits of Taking Piano Lessons

Posted by Piano Lessons in Castle Hill on September 16, 2010

The Benefits of Taking Piano Lessons
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There are many benefits of learning to play an instrument - there are simple reasons, such as for personal enjoyment, discipline, and to be able to perform well in front of others. However, the benefits of learning how to play a musical instrument extend even further than these commonly known reasons for playing.1. Aural, visual and tactile perception is refined through studying music, which involves three physical senses - hearing, seeing and touching. Each of these senses are refined through learning to play an instrument because the information received by our ear, eyes and sense of touch needs to be analysed and organised into meaningful signals, then acted upon. To be successful in learning an instrument, perception in the three senses mentioned must be precise and detailed. When a score is placed in front of a musician, the musician must not only see the notes and markings on the page, but must also be able to hear how it should sound in their mind so that they can achieve it in reality through the intricate coordination of physical movements. The musician’s eye must be able to scan the smallest detail, while the mind needs to be aware of whole sections for practice to be effective and for performance to be...

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Seven sure ways to raise musical kids

Posted by 7 notes Studio on March 18, 2016

1. Pass on your love of music. If you love music - singing along to your favourite song on the radio, or listening to great classics, then chances are you child will like it too. 
2. Make music with your child. Listening to music is great, but active music making is even better. Make drums or shakers from items around the house, and rattle and shake away together to your favourite jingle. 
3. Make it fun. If it's not fun, your child will lose...

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Testimonials

Posted by wellard school of music on January 06, 2017

TESTIMONIALS
Brodie has been a student at WSO Music for over 3 years. He can now read music and play four instruments. After all this time the highlight of his week is still his music lesson. It has been lovely to see his confidence grow with each recital, he has gone from a shy little boy to one that cannot wait to get on the stage to perform. He has his guitar in his hands as soon as he wakes up and takes it everywhere with him so he can 'put on a show'. The teachers are fantastic, they have encouraged a real love of music in Brodie. Brodie thinks that both his music teachers are pretty 'cool'. In Brodie's words: "Mr Tony is cool because he is funny and plays in a band. I like Simon because he can play lots of songs and he teaches me to play songs I like."                        
Thank you WSOM Chantelle
 
My son has been attending WSO Music for 3 years and has been enjoying it since. He likes playing guitar and the school has really contributed to his progress. The atmosphere is really friendly and the teachers are energetic and innovative. Twice a year the school organises recitals where the students have the opportunity to show their work to their parents and experience the feeling of performing in front of a crowd. I would highly recommend WSOM to anyone looking to learn music.                                                                    
Cheers, Isabelle
 
Only Tony and his passion for Jazz could turn my utter hatred and distaste of the genre back to front and inside out in a single lesson. My new found interest and passion for Jazz piano not only drove my abilities to compose and improvise to levels (that I thought I was incapable of) but taught me the skills and techniques, including vigorous ear training, required for my WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) entrance theory and oral exam. Thanks to Tony I have been accepted by WAAPA to undertake the Music Technology and Composition degree commencing in February of 2013, a feat I could not have hoped to accomplish without Tony’s guidance. Thanks to Tony and his brilliant piano lessons at Wellard School of Music, I have achieved more than I ever hoped to and now have the confidence to say I am a good pianist.
Ayden-James Nolan
  
Harrison (5) loves his music lessons and looks forward to them every week.  We loved watching him play the drums in the end...

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