Realistic Expectations Studio of Music
The Building Blocks of Success
Celeste is a great teacher! She has that special ability to be encouraging yet firm, to recognize a student's special needs and interests, and, above all, to make learning music fun. She organizes special groups, such as for guitar, flute and rock band so that her students can socialize and enjoy making music together. Get music, have fun -- see Celeste.
What You Learn From Music
Learning various practice techniques teaches the skills to see a problem, break it down and access the best way of handling the situation. Performance teaches time based attention to details and a steadfastness under pressure with the fortitude to follow through to a conclusion.Comprehension
Learning to understand musical sounds and forms helps your child's ability to comprehend abstractions.
The Mozart Effect
surfaced about four years ago when research uncovered that adults who listened to music of complexity for ten minutes or so experienced temporary increases in their spatial IQ scores.
(Source: France Rauscher, Ph.D.,Gordon Shaw, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine,1993-1994)
Clarinet Saxophone Flute Guitar Piano
After retiring to the Northern Neck, I decided, less than a year ago, to take up clarinet playing again. I am 75 years old and have not played since high school. I consider myself fortunate that Celeste Gates took me on as her student. She is particularly patient with my numerous errors. From her I am learning rapidly. After only a few months under her guidance I feel that I am already a much better player than I was 60 years ago. I never was good at counting, listening to others or rhythm and now Celeste is helping me develop these skills. I can strongly recommend her, especially for adult students, She is probably excellent with youngsters too, but I have no first hand knowledge of this.
You also learn to categorize elements by identifying the different types and styles of music. This allows you to conceptualize your own music or his own creations in general.Logical Reasoning
When your child learns to analyze a musical work from many different perspectives such as motifs, dynamics, rhythm--reasoning in all areas of life grows stronger.
Learning music nutures our feelings and thoughts and it helps us to be sensitive to the nonverbal thoughts in others.
Making Value Judgments
The comprehension, consideration and evaluation of music in your child's life can help your child make informed decisions and understand value judgments in other aspects of life.
Learning to read and write musical notation strengthens other symbolic systems such as mathematics and language
Practicing with realistic expectations, anyone can be successful in music.
There is nothing more effective than music when it comes to instilling self confidence. Transforming pitch, rhythm and expression into a meaningful language is not only self satisfying but it's also a way of connecting with other people.
Music Body, hand, eye, intellect and emotion all work together when playing an instrument. These fundamental skills, can then be Body, hand, eye, intellect and emotion all work together when playing an instrument. These fundamental skills, can then be transfered to many other aspects of life.
Learning all of the basics of music and applying them correctly takes a lot of discipline but the words beauty, serenity and excitement come to life with each musical experience. The expression of these feelings help every child appreciate all forms of the arts.