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6 Benefits of Music Lessons

We understand that the beginning of the school year can be overwhelming and it can be easy to start thinking of limiting the number of activities your child is involved in. Before you consider removing your child from their music lessons, read this article for 6 important benefits your child is receiving from their weekly music lesson. http://www.parents.com/kids/development/intellectual/benefi

Music Benefits People of All Ages

Music isn't just good for our youngsters, people of all ages can benefit from the magic that music provides. Watch this short video to see how music brought a man suffering from dementia out of depression and let him enjoy his life. https://video.vice.com/en_uk/video/reunited-a-short-film-about-music-and-the-human-spirit/5735b570f32400da7ed81624

Building Confident, Happy Dancers

We want our dancers here at Myriad to feel confident before, during and after each class. Here are some tips that will help. 1. Be prompt for class. 2. Come properly dressed in assigned color leotard, without jewelry other then small earrings, and with shoe strings either tucked in or tied in a knot and cut off. 3. Have your hair up off your neck. For shorter hair, pull it back from the f

The versatility of a guitar or ukulele

The guitar is a very versatile instrument. There are many styles of music and many different techniques to learn and practice. As a beginner you  start playing simple melodies with your thumb. Eventually you start to play with a pick, to strum chords, and even learn classical and other finger style techniques, where you involve all of your right hand fingers. Listen to different styles of music a

Listening vs. Hearing

"Listening" and "Hearing" mean two different things when it comes to music. "Hearing" acknowledges that sound is happening whereas  puts meaning to that sound. During Workshop Week we asked our students to draw a picture while listening to their peers perform. The pictures represented how the music made them feel, the scene in their mind that the music invoked, or the general mood of the piece. T