Imagine being a baseball player. You go to the batting cages three times each week. You meet with your batting coach once each week. But you've never practiced with the other members of your team and you've never played in a game.
Are you still a baseball player?
Baseball is a social sport. You need additional team members to win games and to become better. You could be the best hitter in the state, but if you don't have a team to play with, no one will know or care.
Music is very much the same for many instruments. Yes, you can have an amazing concert pianist who masters their instrument alone. But Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 2 op. 18 needs an orchestra. The piano part from Bohemian Rhapsody needs a band.
Being part of an ensemble is paramount to the next step in learning for students. We start with Spring and Fall Shows - easily attainable concert opportunities with minimal commitment. From there, students move into Rock Camp and Rock Ensembles, a higher impact class that takes students to a deeper level.
Rock Camp teaches more audio training, production training, and many of the larger concepts of putting on a show.
Rock Ensemble puts students on stage for a longer period of time. For students that are in multiple seasons, they will be taught performance skills, leadership opportunities, how to dress and present yourself professionally, and will be challenged on a more one on one basis. (Once we know what your child is able to accomplish, we develop individualized learning plans to keep them challenged and moving forward in their musical education.)
For students wanting something more classical, we have Broadway Camp, Classical Department opportunities, and Guitar Ensemble (a guitar orchestra). We even have an adult rock band, Origins, and an adult contemporary choir, Bel Canto Singers.
Being in a group is important to the overall development of students of all ages. Students build self-esteem, character, learn how to work in a team, grow their public speaking skills, and have a better understanding of how their instrument(s) fit into the musical whole.
Please help us welcome Cornel Schenk, piano instructor, to Music Authority!
Cornel was born and raised in South Africa, she has lived in Atlanta for the last 20 years. She has a Performing Arts degree and has been a professional performing musician for 25 years.
We are excited to have her on the staff! You can sign up for lessons with Cornel by calling 770-886-9066.
Taylor 414ce-LTD Black Limba
Black Limba is a wood from Western Africa. This limited edition Taylor Guitar has one of the most interesting wood grains on Music Authority's walls today and would make a stellar graduation gift for the guitarist in your life.
Stop by and try out the Taylor 414-ce LTD today!
Eagle Scout Project
Congratulations to Aidan Harpstrite, student of Daniel Glozier, on the completion of his Eagle Scout Project! Aiden dedicated a veteran's monument in honor of Forsyth Central students and faculty who have served.
The monument is located at Forsyth Central High School.