Grace Note had a very successful fall recital on September 19, 2015! Thirty of our students gave us their best, and we were not disappointed. We conduct quarterly recitals because we feel it is so important to the progress of our students. It allows them to show a supportive audience what they have worked so hard to achieve, but it also builds their confidence in performing in public. Congratulations to all of our wonderful students for their amazing perfomances!
We would like to highlight ten-year-old Connor’s perfomance because he really blew us all away! Check out this video of Connor playing the blues with his teacher Andrew!
On September 12, 2015 we had our first feild trip! We took the students to see the Tulare County Symphony at Zumwalt Park in Tulare for their Pops in the Park Concert! This was a fun and enriching experience for us all! We plan to do more activities like this in the future.
As we wrap up our Indiegogo fundraiser we wanted to thank everyone who contributed to our campaign. Though we were only able to raise 10% of our $15,000 goal, we will still be providing one six-month scholarship to one child with the $1,550 we raised. We will be mailing our perks out in late November or early December. We will keep everyone posted about who will receive the scholarship, and the progress of that student.
Grace Note Music Studio is a private-lessons based music school located in the downtown area of Visalia, California. We have served the community with the best opportunities for private music education since early 2014. Grace Note offers private instruction on nearly all musical instruments and voice, with highly skilled instructors who love teaching as much as they love music! We put on quarterly student recitals which help our students stay accountable for practicing, as well as to help them develop as young performing musicians. We are proud to provide a unique and comfortable atmosphere where everybody is welcome!
We are launching the Young Perfomers Scholarship so that we can provide lessons and instruments to students who could not otherwise afford them. The need in our community is very high and though we would love to sponsor many more students, we are starting with five scholarships and a long term goal of providing scholarships to more students in the future. Each scholarship will cover the cost of 12 months tuition ($2,500) and the cost of an instrument up to $500. This brings the total cost of each scholarship to $3,000. We get referrals for students in need of these scholarships from schools in our community and several local programs such as The Pro Youth Heart.
Please support our campaign in any way you can! If you are not able to contribute monetarily please spread the word by sharing our campaign with your friends and family. If you are able to contribute you will receive perks for contributions of $5 or more. Just know that anything you do to help our campaign will bring us closer to giving the gift of music education to five young members of our community. Who knows what great things these students will go on to do because of your generosity!
Please follow this link to donate to this campaign or if you cannot donate, share the campaign on social media. It will help cause a lot!
Recitals are an important part of the music education process. Here at Grace Note we conduct quarterly recitals. We feel that it is important for several reasons; it gives the students short term goals to work towards, it helps them gain the confidence to perform in public, and it is a great way to gauge the progress of our students.
Our Summer recital held on July 11, 2015 at the Arts Consortium went off without a hitch! There were 31 outstanding performances by 26 of our students who worked so hard preparing for this event. There were many piano, guitar, violin, and vocal performances, as well as one ukulele. All performances can be viewed on our YouTube channel Grace Note Music Studio.
We would like to thank our students for their hard work, our student’s friends and family for their support, and last but not least, the Arts Consortium for allowing us to use their facility.
Here are some of our students who performed for our summer recital!
Music education is one of the best ways to stimulate brain development, teach children to socialize, learn discipline, and to have fun making music! Take a look at this article from the New York Times.
“Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields?
The phenomenon extends beyond the math-music association. Strikingly, many high achievers told me music opened up the pathways to creative thinking. And their experiences suggest that music training sharpens other qualities: Collaboration. The ability to listen. A way of thinking that weaves together disparate ideas. The power to focus on the present and the future simultaneously.”
What are your thoughts? Do you know any successful people whose early life included musical training?
Check out our Music Lessons page for more information on how to get started!
“The original experiments on adults exposed to Mozart’s music were of short duration only. In related experiments, long-term effects of music were studied in groups of pre-school children aged 3-4 years who were given keyboard music lessons for six months, during which time they studied pitch intervals, fingering techniques, sight reading, musical notation, and playing from memory. At the end of training all the children were able to perform simple melodies by Beethoven and Mozart.
When they did they were then subjected to spatial-temporal reasoning tests calibrated for age, and their performance was more than 30% better than that of children of similar age given either computer lessons for 6 months or no special training (P <0.001). The improvement was limited to spatial-temporal reasoning; there was no effect on spatial recognition. The effect lasted unchanged for 24 hours after the end of the music lessons but the precise duration of the enhancement was not further explored. The longer duration of the effects than in previous reports was attributed to the length of exposure to music and the greater plasticity of the young brain. In further experiments of this kind it has been claimed that the enhancement of spatial-temporal reasoning in children after piano training has resulted in significantly greater scores in higher mathematics. (1)"
1. Graziano AB, Peterson M, Shaw GL. Enhanced learning of proportional maths through music training and spatial-temporal reasoning. Neurol Res 1999;21: 139-52. [PubMed]
Grace Note Music Studio, best music school in Visalia, is now enrolling students
Grace Note Music Studio is now open and enrolling students!!! We are a new music school and we are so excited to begin serving Visalia with the best opportunities in music education! Please take a minute to stop by our Facebook page and say hello! Give us a call us at (559) 302-9836 to sign up for lessons. We offer private one-on-one instruction for nearly all instruments, including Piano, Guitar, Violin, Voice, Banjo, Bass, Drums, Flute, and more!!! Call us and learn how to get your first lesson for FREE!!! Grace Note Music Studio 814 West Oak Avenue Visalia, CA (559) 302-9836