Beyond the music. What do we mean when we say, beyond the music? Is it just a creative hashtag to announce the newest member of the Music Authority Family of bands?
No. For Music Authority, going beyond the music is a philosophy of teaching, leading, and growing our students.
Beyond the music means that we hope we're teaching our young musicians how to be better friends, scholars, and humans.
It happens when we encourage dress code from our bands and at our recitals - teaching young people that there are times when we need to dress appropriately for an experience or situation.
It happens when we ask our rock ensemble students to request a letter of recommendation from their teachers - learning the skill of self-advocating. Building the confidence to ask for something on their own behalf.
It happens when we teach our older students how to be a leader in a Spring or Fall show band - how to be kind while giving instructions and answering questions, how to think of the whole group beyond their own instruments, and how to be patient with a younger student.
And it happens with every service project we support at Music Authority. Through these, we're teaching students how to think of their community, we teaching about random acts of kindness, and we're teaching them to give of themselves to help others.
This is what #BeyondtheMusic means to Music Authority.
This week, five of our young musicians are starting on the path to lead, guide, and inspire others to live beyond the music. They have bravely agreed to take up their instruments, to commit to a higher level of musicianship, and be ambassadors for the rest of the Music Authority Family.
This week, we would like to introduce you to Music Authority's Beyond. Congratulations to the students who have reached out and accepted the challenge. Congratulations to the members of the newest Music Authority Showcase Band, Music Authority's Beyond: Audrey Gilley, vocals; Thomas Visoso, guitar; Trevor Hall, guitar; Jackson DaSilva, bass; and Jackson Coppinger, drums.
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.
What every drummer needs for summer - a Cajon
Music Authority is proud to carry Pearl cajons. Every drummer needs a cajon in the summer time - it's the perfect instrument to take to an Open Mic, camping, or the beach.
Stop by Music Authority and try one out today!
Queens, Pirates, and Fairy Princesses
Join the Bel Canto Singers on Saturday, May 11, for their spring show - Queens, Pirates, and Fairy Princesses. We'll be journeying through music of Broadway, movies, and more while we capture your imagination and remind everyone that you're never too old to believe in fairy tales.
Saturday, May 11
The Backroom at Music Authority
The Bel Canto Singers are an adult vocal ensemble at Music Authority. They perform contemporary music. Bel Canto singers will be accepting auditions through the month of May. If you're interested in joining the singers for their summer season, reach out to Music Authority and we'll get you in touch with the group's secretary.