"I Sing because it makes me happy and helps me interpret lifes moments through song! - Caitlyn 16 yrs old
"I Love to sing and after all music is my life" - Sara 14 yrs old
"I always wanted to sing as a child so I got brave and began lessons in 2009" - Emily 60 yrs old
"To remind me of the joy & happiness that music brings into my life. And to express all negative emotions that interfere with that joy & happiness" - Grace 16 yrs old
About piano lessons - "Because I really, really like to be smart" - Christina 6 yrs old
"Mental sanctuary after a long stressful day" - Jim 55 yrs old
"Maintain & Make Progress" - Joshua 15 yrs old
Singing teaches us to let go of daily stress, decrease cortisone levels, express our dreams and connect with others. Singing is also a form of meditation for many students and enables them to gain insight about decisions they are trying to make. And then, there are those singers who want to perform in town or at the state level. We teach to all goals while supporting the whole person - spiritually, emotionally, physically and intelectually.
Private Lessons - Introduce your true self to a singing lesson that will engage your thoughts, some fears and a better way of life. Students who focus on a regular breathing pattern, projected speak and steady tone enjoy an awakening with their souls. Long held inhabitions and fears begin to surface during the lessons. Conversation, Song Lyrics and the Melody itself can heal and move us to a free place in our being.
If you would like to try this wonderful way of life - a 3 month committment (12 lessons) are suggested. Please call or set up a time to begin.
Study finds musical training may focus attention and reduce anxiety in children
A new study conducted by psychiatrists at the University of Vermont College of Medicine has found that playing a musical instrument may help children overcome anxiety, focus attention and control emotions. The findings, published in the Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, follow a study of 232 children aged between six and 18 using MRI scanning and behavioural testing.
In a previous study, researchers found that thickening or thinning of the brain cortex corresponded with anxiety and depression, attention problems, aggression, and behaviour control issues. The current study set out to see whether positive activity, such as instrumental lessons, might also have an effect.
It was found that instrumental playing impacted upon motor areas and behaviour-regulating areas of the brain. Music practice influenced cortical thickness related to ‘executive functioning, including working memory, attention control, as well as organisation and planning for the future’. In children with musical backgrounds the brain was affected ‘in areas that play a critical role in inhibitory control, as well as aspects of emotion processing’.
Led by Dr James Hudziak, professor of psychiatry and director of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families, the study noted that three quarters of US high school students ‘rarely or never’ take extracurricular lessons in music or the arts. ‘Such statistics, when taken in the context of our present neuroimaging results underscore the vital importance of finding new and innovative ways to make music training more widely available to youths, beginning in childhood.’
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they desire and an education they can use for a lifetime!
Sarah Groh Correa, Director
Youth Group Voice Begins
- Thursday, September 14, 2017
Voice Lessons Begin
- Monday, September 11, 2017
- Kylee Crews for her role in Merrily We Roll Along - Fine Arts Center Youth Rep. It was an amaing show!
- Kennedy Ort for her casting of ANNIE! in the Fine Arts Center's production of Annie this December 2017!
To engage students of all ages in a life changing musical experience that contributes to their personal goals every time they sing.
Groh Music is a resource for singers who grow in their vocal technique, musical understanding and personal insight.
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