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Rosalie School promotes music by allowing music lessons to be taught during school.  The information below comes from Mrs. Sherryl Lewis.

 

MUSIC LESSONS


Between school activities and sports, your child's schedule is loaded with activities. If you're on the fence about adding music classes to the list, take note of the benefits that come with signing your child up for music lessons.

It improves academic skills.
Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children are learning how to add, divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns. Several of my music students are top performers on the school's Math Teams.

It refines discipline and patience.
Playing an instrument teaches kids to persevere through hours, months, and sometimes years of practice before they reach specific goals, such as memorizing a solo piece or performing with a band. I am very proud of my students that perform with the Pisgah High School Beta Band.

Group lessons also improve patience, as children must wait their turn to play individually. Group lessons require peer interaction and communication, which encourage teamwork. If a child is playing his instrument too loudly or speeding up too quickly, he'll need to learn to adjust.

It boosts self-esteem.
I encourage all my students to participate in my recitals and in talent shows. Presenting yourself in public is an important skill whether you become a professional musician or not. This skill is easily transferrable to public speaking.

It develops physical skills.
Playing a musical instrument helps children develop coordination and motor skills; it requires different movements of the hands, arms, and feet simultaneously. Enhancing coordination and perfecting timing can prepare children for other hobbies, like dance and sports.

 

What to Consider When Selecting an Instrument

It's hard to go wrong with the piano. The basic skills learned on the piano are easily transferred to other instruments. Many of my piano students have easily learned to play other instruments.

In addition to piano and organ, I offer lessons on several stringed instruments such as guitar, mandolin, banjo and dobro.

I offer weekly individual lessons that includes one group lesson a month.
For more information, if you are undecided on selecting an instrument, or to sign your child up for music lessons contact Sherryl Lewis at 256-657-1616.