Group Violin Classes at Grosse Pointe Music Academy Monthly Group Violin Classes Welcome to Elite Strings, a group violin program designed for students who have at least 4 months of experience on their instrument. Our program is led by Elise Komer and takes place on the first Friday of each month. We have three classes […]
Adult Music Lessons
Music Studio Lessons
Music Studio Lessons Learning how to produce music is a difficult endeavor for any musician. People often take the final product of their favorite songs for granted because it’s easy to forget (or not realize) how much time and effort goes into making these tracks sound the way they do. From EQ and balance to […]
More adults taking music lessons
Democrat and Chronicle December 8th, 2013 Music lessons for adults If anyone deserves to be in this practice room at the Hochstein School of Music & Dance, standing beside a grand piano and joyfully belting out “O Sole Mio,” it’s 84-year-old Joe Mancini. As a boy in Rochester, Mancini fell hard for his Italian parents’ […]
Adult Music Lessons
Many people consider learning an instrument as an adult. If you’re thinking about it then just do it. Some may say this and some may say that but if you want to learn music then learn. You don’t have to be the best at something to become well educated […]
Music Lessons are only for kids, right?
In a world of blossoming individualism, it can sometimes be difficult to see past the negative connotation related to taking music lessons. A common misconception is that lessons are for kids, and only for kids. This, of course, is false. As you get older, your brain increases its ability to comprehend more difficult subject matter, […]
Should I take music lessons as an adult?
We get the many of the same questions from adults wanting to learn music all the time… Is your music academy only for children? Am I too old to learn to play guitar? Is 65 too old to learn piano? I’ve always wanted to play the violin, can I still learn? The answer is no […]
Brain Research and Music Instruction in the Curriculum
The following article appears in the online version of the Los Angles Times and was written by Liz Bowie. For years, school systems across the nation dropped classes in the fine arts to concentrate on getting students to pass tests in reading and mathematics. Now, a growing body of brain research suggests that teaching […]
Am I too old to learn Guitar?
In the 40 years that I have been teaching all styles of guitar to every type of student, there have been a few questions that come up over and over, and seem to be the cause of great concern and anxiety for guitar students. High on the list is “Am I Too Old To Learn […]
What I Learned about Teaching Music to Children From Teaching Adults
MusicalFossils.com What I’ve learned from my adult students is that the bruises they suffered in their education as children and young adults interfere with their learning to play the piano much more than any problems of an aging mind or body. What I’ve learned to do for my students who are children is to try […]