Music Authority Family Newsletter - December 17, 2019
How To Give Your Student the Best Chance at Success
Christmas morning. There's a minefield of wrapping paper in your living room. You're quietly sipping your coffee while the kids play with their new toys. The dog is munching away at a bone from Santa. All is well with the world.
All is well until, only a week later, the new guitar/bass/ukulele is sitting unused in the corner of the room and you wonder what Santa was thinking when they picked that gift.
Don't fear, all is not lost!
Success on an instrument boils down to two basic things. The first, does the instrument play properly, is easy to look at and fix.
Was the instrument purchased from a store where someone took it out of the box, made sure everything was working, and set it up properly for you? If not, don't worry. It can still be made to play well.
Instruments are made from wood. Wood warps and moves with heat, cold, humidity, and dryness. Most instruments are shipped from overseas, sit in a warehouse, and then are sold online or through big box stores like Target or Guitar Center. They never see human hands between leaving the port in Asia and landing in your living room on Christmas morning.
Adjustment is knocked out of whack, tuning keys get loose, or strings fall out of tune.
Bring it by our repair shop and we can take care of all of that for you. When you get the guitar back, it will be easier to play - and your young rock star will be more likely to stick with their dreamed future on the road recording hits.
The second thing you can do? Music lessons. Students who are guided by a teacher are more likely to stick with lessons for the long run. Make them commit to at least 90 days. Three months gets them past the hardest part (my fingers hurt) and get them to a point where they're playing something that sounds good.
2020 is looking like a great year; the year your child succeeds at music. Let us know what we can do to help your year musically excellent!
Have you signed up for summer camp yet? Register by December 31 to take advantage of the early registration discount!
Gifts for Mom
Does your mom bring you to lessons each week? Honor her love of music with a Strung bracelet - each piece of jewelry is made from guitar strings and hold charms that represent songs. Check them out today at Music Authority!
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New Year's Eve for Teens
Give your teen the experience of 2019 - ring out the year right. Concessions, glow sticks, live music, games, and fun! Security on hand to keep your kids safe.
December 31, 2019
Tickets $15 advance purchase; $20 at the door
The Backroom hosted it's final Acoustic Night of the year on December 13, 2019. A fabulous group of artists shared their skills, some holiday (and some contemporary) music, and helped collect items for the Forsyth County Animal Shelter. We finished off the night with a sing along of "Silent Night."