Month: March 2015

5 Ways to Help Your Child Focus During Piano Practice

Children are refreshingly teachable and have a way of making everything more exciting. Every day is filled with learning opportunities, and we have the privilege to be a part of it. The challenge of getting a young child to focus on something for more than five minutes is a real one. Even when something interests and excites your child to no end, a strange noise or bird flying by the window...read more

Why You Should Be SILLY Today

There are things that we naturally forget as we grow up. We forget that tying our shoes is a miracle, that mastering the potty is worthy of awards. We forget how fun it is to play with our food or to dance, just because you want to. And sometimes, we even forget how to smile. Luckily for me, I am one of those few, that insists on growing up, without forgetting....read more

Smarter Parents Make Smarter Kids Stick With The Arts

Did you know that playing a musical instrument engages practically every area of the brain all at once? Especially the visual, auditory and motor cortices are actively working while we engage in playing music. With disciplined practice, these areas of the brain are strengthened, allowing us to apply that strength to other things such as math. Here’s another incredibly interesting fact. Playing music has also been found to increase the...read more

Your Child Should Stretch – Right NOW

How much of a difference does it make whether or not your child takes ten to fifteen minutes to stretch at least three times a week? What types of improvement should you be seeing in their aerobic activities as they begin to advance their flexibility? Stretching plays a vital role in any aerobic activity your child participates in and helps with their muscle motions in everyday use. Your child's flexibility will...read more

3 Simple Games To Play With Your Toddler

Does your toddler love to play fun games around the house? Is your mind going crazy and you are running out of ideas? It can be as easy as 1, 2, 3! Dance and tumbling students play fun and simple games to keep them interested in the class. Teachers will add in skills to make it that much more of a learning experience. Why not switch it up and...read more