Music Authority Family Newsletter - October 29, 2019
Shake Off the Cobwebs; Parlor Size Guitars; Bret Dorton, Summer Camp; and Perfect Blend
Shake Off the Cobwebs
I've talked to so many parents who remember the days when they took piano or guitar lessons. Sometimes, the conversations are about the "old fashioned" piano teacher who took the fun out of playing. More often, parents are reminiscent of the fun times and lament there not being enough time in life to continue playing.
Why isn't there enough time?
Shake off the cobwebs and drag that old guitar out of the closet. Spend a few minutes at your child's piano. Time isn't going to slow down; now is better than later to remember the feel of an instrument in your hands!
Studies show that adults who engage in music making have lower stress and better memories. Making music engages both sides of the brain.
A Stanford study shows that making music engages the parts of our brain that are involved in paying attention, making predictions, and updating events in our memory. Many Alzheimer's studies show that music therapy can have positive impacts on patients.
As adults, we can find a lot of reasons not to take time for ourselves. Don't forget, you're important, too! Taking care of yourself now is taking care of your family and your future.
Are you waiting around Music Authority for thirty minutes for your kids? How about taking a lesson at the same time? You might be surprised by how much thirty minutes a week can change your life!
I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween this week! (My favorite holiday.) Music Authority will be closing at 6:30 on Thursday. Be safe, have fun, and don't be too scary!
What is a parlor size guitar? It's a guitar with a smaller body - making it easier to play for small hands and musicians with smaller stature. Women and children, who often find full size dreadnought acoustic guitars uncomfortable to play, will often be more successful with a parlor guitar like this Yamaha CSF1M.
Shop local! Stop by Music Authority and try one out today!
Teacher Spotlight: Bret Dorton
Bret Dorton, seen here rehearsing with Teacher Band, attended the Atlanta Institute of Music. His musical tastes run from ABBA to Van Halen and everything in between. He's been in the studio four times and has two professional albums, Second Glance and Iron Lace, which garnered air play.
Bret is now adding Saturdays to his teaching schedule. Call Music Authority to book a time with Bret today!
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Summer Camp Registration is Open!
Summer Camp registration for 2020 is open - with a discount! Early registration (registrations done before December 31) will have an Early Registration discount. Spots do fill up, so register early!
June 1-5, 2020 - Rock Camp, Jr.
June 8-12, 2020 - Rock Camp, Session 1
June 22-27, 2020 - Songwriter's Camp (almost full)
June 22-26, 2020 - Broadway Camp
July 13-17, 2020 - Rock Camp, Session 2
In August, Music Authority launched Perfect Blend, a women's acapella group. Their debut performance was on October 19, 2020. You can catch them again at the Fall Show, Monster Mash, on November 8 at Cornerstone School.