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Singing on Pitch

When learning to sing on pitch, each child takes in the information and processes it differently. Each lesson is carefully crafted to give the kinesthetic, auditory, and visual learners opportunities to experience the lesson through their strongest learning style. Hearing the two pitches sung, singing the pitches themselves, associating the two pitches with a familiar song, and moving their han

How Group Participation Can Make You Better

A majority of educators agree that chorus participation canhelp make students better participants in groups, help develop stronger social skills, lead to better emotional expression and management, improve overall academic performance, and help instill self-discipline and punctuality.

Audiation

Audiation is the ability to hear music when no musical sound is present. When you audiate, you have internalized music and are “thinking” music. While progressively omitting the lyrics in a song they have learned, children are given the opportunity to audiate. Some children may spontaneously “fill in the blanks” by singing the missing music. Regardless of the response, this is an opportun

How To Be a Powerful Performer

1.Confidence- put on your super hero mask and do the “power pose,” even if you don't feel confident. You may be surprised at how you feel afterward. 2.Take a bow- it is so important to give a good bow after your performance. Remember that you are thanking the audience for listening. We practice this a lot during Workshop Week, but practice at home too! 3.Have fun! You are sharing a uniqu

Build Highways in your Brain!

[caption id="attachment_2863" align="alignleft" width="300"] Piano Practice[/caption] Practicing a new skill is hard. Sometimes it feels impossible and can be very discouraging. Luckily, Myriad Music School is here to bring you some good news. The reason learning a new skill (specifically an instrument) is hard is because you are building new pathways in your brain. We call these "Lighting B