Wandering through The Music House sends chills down most people's spines. Seeing all of the instruments lined up on the walls, you can't help but imagine which one is meant for you. Will you be a rock star and bang on the drums or sing about love alongside the dulcet tones of an acoustic guitar? The music-equipment store stocks drums, keyboards, and speakers along with classical instruments such as violins, trumpets, and flutes. If you want to grab a new instrument, sign up for one of The Music House's lessons, during which a professional musician will walk you through the basic techniques and tech you how to play simple songs until you get the hang of your new hobby.
Listening to music from a young age does more than help someone dance well enough to get on the Jumbotron during basketball games. It can also improve a child's brain development, social skills, and emotional connections. The staff at Grow and Sing Studios make it their mission to aid in the development of children through a wide variety of age-appropriate classes. Instructors lead students through activities steeped in song and rhythm, from the parent-baby drumming in Kindermusik Village to the group sing-alongs during Music for Aardvarks. They also teach piano lessons.
At CreativiTown Daycare Center, a dedicated teaching staff organizes programs for children as young as 12 months old while working to instill a love for learning and creativity. Educational toys and books fill rows of pintsize shelves, which help to section the open area into themed stations suitable for building with blocks, acting out scenarios with dolls, or discussing the social commentary embedded in cartoons. In addition to exercising mind muscles with reading, math, science, art, and social-studies activities, the teachers supervise active play in a sunny, fenced-in outdoor play area.
Learning an instrument can be frustrating and difficult, but it's always inevitably rewarding. Gayle of Gayle's Piano School helps students navigate the waters of the piano through positive one-on-one sessions. She helps students play their way through a variety of music styles, building up confidence and creativity in the process.