I have been a music teacher for the past 15 years. I have taught in Memphis, Tennessee, Jackson, Mississippi, Hammond, Louisiana, and in Kentwood, Louisiana to name a few.
My motto is that all students can learn, and that music is not only a means of expression, but a tool for learning, and a vehicle for growth. (Something like that...) When students leave my classroom, at the end of the year, they will be equipped to confidently embrace the challenges of life. According to the National Aassociation for Music Education, music education is beneficial in a myriad of ways:
1. Musical training helps develop language and reasoning: Students who have early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. The left side of the brain is better developed with music, and songs can help imprint information on young minds.
2. A mastery of memorization: Even when performing with sheet music, student musicians are constantly using their memory to perform. The skill of memorization can serve students well in education and beyond.
3. Students learn to improve their work: Learning music promotes craftsmanship, and students learn to want to create good work instead of mediocre work. This desire can be applied to all subjects of study.
4. Increased coordination: Students who practice with musical instruments can improve their hand-eye coordination. Just like playing sports, children can develop motor skills when playing music.
5. A sense of achievement: Learning to play pieces of music on a new instrument can be a challenging, but achievable goal. Students who master even the smallest goal in music will be able to feel proud of their achievement.
Thanks for sending me the best that you have. Using my skill and experience, I will do the best that I can to groom your child into the best he or she can be.