$85 for Five Private Music Lessons at Metropolitan Music Services ($175 Value)

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Talented instructors lead private lessons for piano, guitar, woodwinds, brass and strings (violin, viola, cello)

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only with participating teachers. Valid only at Kirkland location. No make-ups or refunds. Must activate 5 lessons by expiration date on Groupon; lessons must be redeemed in 5 consecutive weeks at the same time and date. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $85 for five private music lessons ($175 value)

Three Things to Know About Muscle Memory

Lots of skills are like riding a bicycle if you practice enough—your body just seems to remember. Read on to learn exactly how that happens.

1. It’s not really your muscles that remember. Once you’ve fully mastered playing a new song or any other physical skill, it may feel like your hands are spookily working on their own. Really, you’re observing subconscious communication between two different parts of your brain. Muscle memory happens when the cerebrum, the brain’s thought center, communicates with the cerebellum, the brain’s skill center, to accomplish a task. The more you perform a task, the more efficiently those parts of your brain communicate, creating the more-permanent pathways that make up long-term memory. That’s how actions can eventually become second nature.

2.Good practice makes perfect. Muscle memory helps a skill become easier through lots of repetition, but if your repetition is full of mistakes, those will get memorized too. So when it comes to learning an instrument, a good rule is to start slowly and to divide a task into sections, mastering each one before moving on.

3. Innate talents counts—but practice wins. Some people are more naturally talented at certain skills that require muscle memory, but they still require practice to be able to perform consistently. Prodigies may be able to think their way through learning something new more quickly, but whether you’re onstage or on the sports field, you don’t want to have to think your way through the situation every time. Developing your muscle memory helps you trust the physical patterns you’ve internalized to do the heavy lifting, freeing up conscious thought to add emotional shading to a song or make a scary face at the opposing team.

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    Totem Lake

    11815 124th Avenue Northeast

    Kirkland, WA 98034

    +14252508990

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