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Did You Know That Playing a Musical Instrument...

  1. Increases Memory Skills
  2. Learning an instrument teaches a child how to create, store and retrieve memories more effectively.

  3. Teaches Perseverance and Creates a Sense of Achievement
  4. Learning to play an instrument takes a lot of time, patience and practice. During music lessons and music therapy, a teacher or therapist will set short term and long term goals. As the child reaches their goals, they will feel a sense of achievement and pride.

  5. Improves Coordination
  6. Playing an instrument requires the brain to work at advanced speeds. Reading music is converted in the brain to the physical motion of playing the instrument. Those who play instruments have improved hand eye coordination over those who do not.

  7. Improves Math Skills
  8. Playing an instrument may seem like a creative act, but there are many parallels to math. Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions and recognize patterns.

  9. Improves Reading and Comprehension Skills
  10. Learning and playing music requires constant reading and understanding. Children and teens need to identify a note on the page and recognize which note (pitch) to play on their instrument, how long to hold it, what finger to use and how loudly to play it.

  11. Creates Responsibility
  12. Most instruments require some kind of maintenance or upkeep. This can be anything from oiling to tuning to cleaning. Encouraging children to stay on top of regular instrument maintenance creates a level of responsibility for them. When they are responsible for something they are more likely to take care of it themselves without a parent having to remind them.

  13. Exposes the Student to Culture and History
  14. Music theory has a deep history and can be taught as part of musical instruction. Music is most often a reflection of the culture and era it was composed in. Exposing a child to multiple types of musical genres (ex. classical, contemporary, rock, jazz, blues, folk or medieval) will allow them to have a glimpse into the past. Understanding the origins of music, can give children a deeper understanding of what they are playing and they may become more attached to it.

  15. Nurtures Self-Expressions
  16. Children learning to play an instrument are able to find themselves creatively. In fact, one of the amazing benefits of music therapy is the ability for children to express themselves.

  17. Improves Listening Skills
  18. Playing an instrument requires children listen carefully to an array of different things. They not only need to listen to instructions from their teacher or music therapist, they need to listen for rhythm, pitch and speed. This concentration will improve their skills in music and in life.

  19. Improves Social Skills
  20. Depending on what the music therapist decides, music therapy can be done either bedside or in group settings. When engaged in a group setting, this requires children and teens to work together to collaborate on a specific sound or song. Interacting with other kids will give them an opportunity to make friends.

We Know Music

We know music. All our instructors can read and write music, and can teach Music Theory. But that does not get them the job What gets them the job is how well they connect with the student.

How it Works

When you sign up, YOU pick your instructor. We have a 4 week trial period where the student goes through 4 different instructors before picking the one they want to work with.

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Lesson Agreement

The following represents the lesson policies for The Music Store. Lessons are booked in 30,45 & 60-minute increments with students attending at least one lesson per week.

Tuition: In order to receive the monthly rate and secure a permanent recurring spot on the schedule, you must pay by automatic debit. If your card is declined, we will attempt to contact you. If we cannot get in contact with you by the next scheduled lesson, the student will be removed from the schedule and you will be billed for the unpaid lessons.

Lessons are $30.00 for 30 minutes, $45 for 45 minutes, $60 for 60 minutes. You can pay bi-weekly or monthly if you choose automatic debit. If you choose to pay in cash or credit card weekly the non committed lesson cost is: $40 for 30 min, $55 for 45 min, $70 for 60 min. If there are 5 lessons in the month you will be charged for 5 lessons. You can pay bi-weekly or monthly if you choose automatic debit. Payments come out on the 1st or the 15th of the month. If you choose to pay in cash or credit card weekly the non committed lesson cost is: $40 for 30 min, $55 for 45 min, $70 for 60 min.

There is a one time $25.00 registration fee for all new students.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend their lessons each week. If you cannot attend a lesson, you must notify us 24 hours prior to the lesson. Call Becki at 352-205-5794 for all cancellations. If you do not notify Becki and miss your lesson, that lesson will be deducted from your account and you will not get to make up that lesson unless the teacher decides otherwise. If you do give us the proper notice you will have the opportunity to make up that lesson. All make up lessons must be made with the teacher and are not allowed to be scheduled in lieu of your regular lesson time. You have 12 months to make up a missed lesson. If The Music Store cancels the lesson due to store closing you will be able to make up that lesson with the teacher. If the teacher cancels the lesson, we will supply a substitute. If we are unable to, we will consider it a store cancellation. All regular scheduling and cancellations must be done online or with the lesson coordinator(Becki) and not through the teacher. The Music Store will not refund tuition for lessons canceled by the student.

Termination: This contract will automatically renew each month and will remain in effect until written notice is given of you intent to terminate. If you are on automatic debit you must give written notice 30 days prior to cancellation.

Photography, video, and audio recordings of students: The staff at The Music Store routinely photographs and makes audio and video recordings of student performances which we may publish in brochures, posters, displays, the website, and on The Music Store's social networking websites such as Facebook and YouTube. As a condition of enrollment at The Music Store, you grant The Music Store the right to utilize photos, video, and audio of student performance. Student's names will not be identified in photo, video, and audio use unless permission is granted by the student (or by the parent if the student is a minor). Exclusion of an individual student's photos or recordings may be requested in writing. The Music Store will make best efforts to comply with exclusion requests when possible, however exclusion requests will not be granted with regards to group photos or video that include other students or staff. Classes, rehearsals, performances, and events taking place in The Music Store may be recorded via closed circuit webcam for quality assurance and training purposes. These videos also may be published or made for purchase.

Opportunity to perform! On the first Saturday of every month there is an OPEN MIC NIGHT from 4pm – 8pm. All students are encouraged to come and share what they are learning! Get a Free Lesson! For every referral who signs a lesson agreement and they say they were referred by you. If you do not have a specific teacher in mind for your lessons, we encourage you to try 4 different teachers to see which personality works best for you.

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