Band For Today has been providing Chicago area schools with band and piano programs for twenty five years. Band For Today teachers have instructed more than twenty thousand students during that time. We offer schools a full range of music education services including band lessons, concerts, solo contests, honors ensembles, jazz ensembles, field trips, and… Click here to continue reading.
Why Do We Teach Music?
Why do we teach music?
Not because we expect you to major in music,
Not because we expect you to play or sing all your life,
Not so you can relax,
Not so you can have fun,
But – so you will be human,
So you will recognize beauty.
So you will be sensitive,
So you will have something to cling to,
So you will have more love,
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Life Skills Learned in Music
Patricial Shehan Campbell, Claire Connell, and Amy Beegle (2007), “Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music in and out of School,” Journal of Research in Music Education, 55(3), p. 229.
In discussing life benefits of music study, the authors report, “The most heavily reported life preparation skill was self-discipline, with respondents acknowledging that the hard work and dedication that are integral to participation in school music groups teach the… Click here to continue reading.
Overview and History of Piano
The piano is still one of the most diverse instruments today. Technically a percussive instrument, the piano is incredibly melodic and beautiful in sound. An all encompassing instrument that has been a major part of every musical movement since its invention in 1780, new and veteran players alike benefit by being able to accompany themselves in the style of their choosing.
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