Martins' Music Studio will be offering an "Introduction to Music" class this summer.
This Saturday morning group lesson will be available to children up through age 11. The class size will be limited to 4-6 children and will meet every Saturday from 11-12 pm starting in mid-June.
Please contact us if interested or with any questions.
Natalie and Brice will perform on July 15th, 2009 at the Malaga Cove Library concert series in Palos Verdes. This is an outdoor evening concert; bring your picnic and blanket and hear music under the stars.
The address for the Library is 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. The concert starts at 7:00 PM, but the park opens at 3:00. Make sure to get a good space; they fill up quickly.
Learning tip: In order to truly master an instrument, one must practice seven times a week; five minimum.
Learning tip: Practice every day in a relaxed fashion for short amounts of time. This will make learning music fun.
Learning Tip: To memorize a piece, play a small portion with the music; immediately look away and see if you can play without the music. Go back and forth in this way; remember to stay relaxed.
Practice: With children, we parents need to sit with them while they practice, a lot like how homework should be done. Make sure they practice well, and that you are patient and loving. It's not always easy to do, but it works.
Pick a small section of music and play it five times-- Small meaning no more than one measure.
When you are getting ready to perform, play for your family, a neighbor and a friend; make three performances of it. This will help you learn to perform for others.