FREE TRIAL MUSIC CLASSES Week of September 12

Join us for a FREE TRIAL CLASS the week of September 12 at Staccato Studios.   Email your name, your child’s name and age and your phone number to info@staccatostudios.com to sign up for one of the times below. Minimum age is 7 years old for guitar and drums and 5 years old for voice and piano.

SINGING
Wednesday 6:00-6:30 pm or 7:00-7:30 pm
Friday 4:30-5:00 pm

 

GUITAR or DRUMS
Tuesday 6:30-7:00 pm
Thursday 4:30-5:00 pm or 5:00-5:30 pm

 

PIANO
Tuesday 7:00-7:30 pm
Thursday 5:00-5:30 pm

 

DRUMS
Saturday 12:00-12:30 pm or 1:00-1:30 pm

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FREE TRIAL MUSIC CLASSES AUGUST 17

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Join us for a FREE TRIAL CLASS Wednesday, August 17th at Staccato Studios.   Email your name, your child’s name and age and your phone number to info@staccatostudios.com to sign up for one of the times below. Minimum age is 7 years old for guitar and drums and 5 years old for voice and piano.

SINGING with Rachel Button
5:00-5:30 pm or 6:30-7:00 pm

 

GUITAR with Eric Severinson
4:00-4:30 pm, 4:30-5:00 pm, 5:00-5:30 pm or 7:00-7:30 pm

 

PIANO with Amy Melnychuk
5:00-5:30 pm, 5:30-6:00 pm or 6:30-7:00 pm

 

DRUMS with Eduard Riumin
4:00-4:30 pm, 4:30-5:00 pm, 6:00-6:30 pm, 6:30-7:00 pm or 7:00-7:30 pm 

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FREE TRIAL MUSIC CLASSES JUNE 17

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We are excited to offer FREE TRIAL CLASSES on Friday, June 17th at Staccato Studios.  We’ll be offering a sample of guitar, drums, voice and violin/fiddle lessons. Come meet our teachers, see the facility and experience the joy of making music!  Email us your name, your child’s name and age and your phone number to info@staccatostudios.com to sign up for one of the times below. Minimum age is 7 years old.:
GUITAR with Eric Severinson
Friday, June 17th
3:30-4:00 pm, 4:00-4:30 pm, 4:30-5:00 pm, 5:00-5:30 pm, 5:30-6:00 pm, 6:00-6:30 pm
VOICE OR VIOLIN with Holly Beckmeyer
Friday, June 17th
3:30-4:00 pm, 4:00-4:30 pm, 4:30-5:00 pm, 5:00-5:30 pm, 5:30-6:00 pm, 6:00-6:30 pm
DRUMS with Eduard Riumin
Friday, June 17th
3:30-4:00 pm, 4:00-4:30 pm, 4:30-5:00 pm, 5:00-5:30 pm, 5:30-6:00 pm, 6:00-6:30 pm
SUMMER PROGRAMS begins July 4, 2016. The full schedule is available online:

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Spring Special: 6 Lessons for 96.00

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Share the joy of music!  We are offering 6 – 30 MINUTE PRIVATE LESSONS at a special rate of 96.00 (almost 50% off).  Class times available are:

PIANO Tues. 4:30 / Wed. 7:30
VOICE Mon. 7:00 / Thurs. 6:30 or 7:00 / Fri. 5:30
VIOLIN/FIDDLE Fri. 3:30, 6:00 or 6:30
GUITAR Tues. 5:00 / Wed. 5:00
DRUMS Wed. 4:30 or 6:30

Classes will run from March 29 –  May 9 (no makeups or refunds for missed classes). Suggested age is 5 years and up for voice and piano, and 7 years and up for guitar, drums and violin. This offer is open to new students or current students who have not previously taken studies in the instrument selected for the promotion. Deadline for promo is March 12, 2016.

To register contact us at:  info@staccatostudios.com or 604-421-3753 with your preferred lesson time

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Give the Gift of Music 6 for $96

Do you have any musical holiday traditions that you share with your friends and family? #holidayseason #christmas #carols #jinglebells #singalong #concerts #nutcracker

Give the gift of music! We’re offering a winter special of 6 – 30 minute private lessons at an introductory rate of 96.00 (almost 50% off) at our Burnaby location. This short series of classes offers the perfect opportunity to introduce your child to the basics of learning piano, singing, guitar, drums or violin in a lesson that is tailored to their learning style and interests. The available times are:

PIANO Mon. 6:00 or 7:30 / Tues. 6:30 / Thurs. 4:30 / Fri. 5:30 / Sat. 12:00-12:30 or 1:30-2:00
VOICE Fri.5:30 / 6:30
VIOLIN Fri. 6:30
GUITAR Thurs. 6:30 / Fri. 7:00
DRUMS Wed. 4:00, 5:00 or 6:00

Contact us at info@staccatostudios.com / 604-421-3753
Classes will run from the week of January 4 – to the week of February 8 (no makeups or refunds for missed classes). Suggested age is 5 years and up for voice and piano, and 7 years and up for guitar, drums and violin. For children ages infant to 4 years old please contact us to arrange a free Music Together trial class. This offer is open to new students or current students who have not previously taken studies in the instrument selected for the promotion.  DEADLINE FOR THIS OFFER IS DECEMBER 7, 2015

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Making Music is Good For You!

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While many of us receive great pleasure from listening to music, event greater rewards come from making music. The process of playing an instrument or singing a song can enhance our intellectual, emotional, social, and physical well-being. Many researchers are now affirming what many have known for years – music is good for you!
 

Brain benefits of making music

When we make music we activate both the right and left hemispheres of our brain.  Our brain is processing many messages as these activities involve the use of language, rhythm, pitch, fine and gross motor co-ordination, memory, patterning, and more.  This type of brain activity is healthy for developing young minds and keeping our adult minds sharp and alert.  Numerous studies have also proven that musical learning can increase performance in areas such as math and language.  Not only is music fun but it can make you smart too!
 

Music makes you feel good

While we know that music is good for the brain, it’s also good for the soul! I am sure many of your have stumbled upon songs that uplift you.  The process of actually making music can make you feel good too. Sitting down at the piano to play a favourite tune may be the perfect way to relax at the end of a busy day. Scientists have worked hard to explain this “feel good” phenomenon and have discovered that listening to music or making music can actually trigger our brain to release chemicals such as dopamine which boosts our mood.
 

Build self-confidence and discipline

While playing an instrument requires hard work, dedication, and a great deal of practise the rewards are worth it! The satisfaction of mastering a new song or skill is immeasurable. Not only do you feel a sense of achievement, but you also bring joy to those around you who are lucky enough to hear you! These experiences can be immensely rewarding and lead to further learning and development.

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Nurturing Your Child’s Love of Music

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Having grown up with music all around me and now being a music instructor, I have never known life without it!  However many parents have remarked to me that they did not grow up with music but want to make sure their child does.  With all the benefits that music offers, many parents are eager to expose their children to music!  Here are a few ways to nurture your child’s love and interest in music.

 

Enjoy live music

Check out local music events in your community.  Many festivals are family friendly like the Vancouver Folk Music Festival.  Even the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra offers concert going experiences tailored to the interests and attention span of young listeners.  Hearing and seeing live music is a thrilling experience and it might provide the spark that ignites your child’s interest in making music!

 

Listen

Dive into your collection of music and share some of your favorite artists with your child. Search through iTunes, YouTube, or even online radio stations such as Songza to expand your musical world! The more genres your child is exposed to, the richer and varied their own musical vocabulary will become. Think of how different the swing rhythms of jazz are in contrast to the hard driving rhythms of rock!

 

Bang a drum (or a pot)!

Grab a pot and a wooden spoon and start drumming. Everyday household items can easily be transformed into percussion instruments. If you do have a guitar or a piano at home, plunk around on it and chances are your child will be interested in playing too. Introducing instruments in a playful and unstructured way is perfect for the young child.

 

Share a story

There are many beautiful storybooks with musical themes that are perfect for book and music lovers of all ages. Some of my favourites are:

 

Improvise

Make up songs or rhymes about your daily activities using your own tunes or familiar tunes. (Think of singing “clean up, clean up all your toys” to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle!) Incorporating music into daily tasks is an easy way to get your children singing. Not only is everyone making music but you can also add a little sparkle to the daily routine!

 

Grab your dancing shoes

When in doubt, dance! Put on your favorite dance tune and get moving. Dancing relieves stress, increases energy levels and releases feel good endorphins. It’s a perfect way to put everyone in a good mood! Some of my favourite dance tunes are:

 

 

Happy music making!

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