What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Working with beginners on this journey requires patience, dedication and the ability to motivate. This is my focus...and to make it fun!
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Just bring a guitar and the desire to learn
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My love of music and realizing that a good teaching experience makes all the difference.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing how much my students love learning to play.
At The Virginia Beach School of the Arts' "Music Mommy & Me" classes, kids and parents sing together to learn musical terms such as rhythms, notes, piano, and orchestral instruments. These classes work hand-in-hand with "Baby School", another entertaining program to help kids learn things such as sign language, academic information, and mathematical concepts through music and movement.
"Five layers in the Earth's atmosphere," the song begins. "Troposphere from here to 10 miles up. Stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, and exosphere. Pass these, and then you're in outer space." So goes the song "Atmosphere," set to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It." By setting these easy-to-confuse scientific terms to a familiar song and adding in simple hand motions, kids can absorb knowledge better than a paper towel set on an encyclopedia. This is the concept behind Acadamiacs, one of the programs that combines education and fine arts at The Virginia Beach School of the Arts.
At the school, students learn important educational concepts such as reading and math; fine-arts concepts such as art, dance, and music; and social concepts such as following directions and listening skills. And while most classes are geared toward kids as young as 3 months old, adults are welcome in some courses, including private music lessons.
Ego Music shares the gift of music with students in an intimate studio environment or through comfortable at-home lessons. Students can stop in to one of three area locations to start down path toward violin, voice, or guitar mastery or learn in the home with one of the school’s knowledgeable instructors. Covering a variety of available instruments, music lessons have been known to help boost test scores, build discipline, and increase their likelihood of head-butting a bust of Handel in excitement.
At MorningStar Music Learning Center, full-time music educator Wesley Stevenson and his finely tuned team of instructors teach students of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. More than music, the center emphasizes music education as a vehicle for self-expression, and as a beacon for exploring the cavernous nooks of individual creativity.