Music Authority Family Newsletter - January 1, 2019
Happy New Year from Music Authority!
New Year's Resolutions. What's yours? Eat healthier? Exercise? Pay off a credit card?
How about a musical resolution? Spend six months learning how to play guitar?
The important part is to set a goal. Without a goal, you'll be wandering. A goal will give you purpose and a destination.
What kind of goals can you have in music? We frequently hear from parents, I wish I would have learned to play (insert instrument) as a child. Sign up for lessons! Set the goal of performing in a recital or learning a specific song. (Did you know there are neurological benefits for adults who take music lessons?)
Maybe you've always wanted to be in a band. Sign up for one of Music Authority's performance opportunities! We have a lot of adults to take lessons and participate in our performance programs. You won't be alone!
How would you like to perform on stage with your child? Envision yourself doing a duet. (Many years ago, instructor Jake Lanni's dad surprised him by jumping up on stage to sing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" during a Music Authority spring show. It was a fun experience for the audience and a memory the two of them will have for a lifetime.)
Try something different this year - instead of making a resolution on eating, exercise, and finance, make a creative resolution. Step outside of your comfort zone and engage a part of your brain most adults don't have an opportunity to use regularly. We tend to get bogged down in the "real world" of paying bills, managing budgets, cleaning gutters on our house, raising children.
Instead, be creative. Play guitar. Sing. Remind your brain what it feels like to relax. Start 2019 strong, make a commitment to yourself!
- Melissa A. Loggins, Owner
The girls from Music Authority's Rock Ensembles performing with Radio 80's at Guston's in Woodstock on December 15, 2018. Audrey Gilley, Morgan Schlapfer, Kennedy Cathcart, Rayna Britto, Sashu Machani, and Savannah Hughes