We are really lucky to live in a school district that values arts education. Our girls get to be a part of a phenomenal music program with access to instruments and vocals, wonderful concerts and shows and field trips to see professional performances most adults pay good money to go see. This year Lilly is in 3rd grade which means she just had her first chance to select an instrument! If you could have seen the smile on her face when she came flying off the bus ready to tell me which instrument she’d chose… man it was such a cool moment for me. She said she heard the cello and that was it- she knew that was her instrument. I play the piano, flute and piccolo and can fudge my way through playing a guitar and ukulele. I love music and learned so much growing up through lessons and my own school music program. Music education can place such a crucial role in academic, emotional, and social success. But Lilly wants more! She’s dying to supplement her school cello lessons with some real ukulele lessons. My knowledge only goes so far. I need a professional to step in and give Lilly more structure ukulele lessons that will build her skills from the bottom up. We also need some professionals because there are little sisters always watching who want to join in the music lesson fun too. Learning an instrument can be such a fun way for kids to express themselves. We are all about that in our creative household!
I am so exited to share about Guitar Center’s new lesson programming. It doesn’t matter if your school does or does not have excellent music curriculum, anyone and everyone can get all the benefits of a solid music education right from their local Guitar Center store. We had so much fun checking out our local store and getting a sample ukulele lesson squeezed in for Lilly. She’s hooked!
I love that Guitar Center uses contemporary music. I never liked piano until my parents let me quit taking piano lessons and my teacher would hand me pop sheet music after my older brothers lessons. Only then did I really start loving how it felt to be able to play music by reading notes on the page. There’s an art to it and I love how easy going the teachers at Guitar Center are about helping kids learn. They were all great with our girls and really excited to let them explore all the instruments that were out on the floor. Gracie got a few solid whacks in on the drum kits. Or course she likes the absolute loudest instrument possible.
Lilly was so excited listening to the instructors share their own music background. Each one seemed even more accomplished than the last and you could see Lilly’s wheels turning on how many instruments it is possible to play for just one person, ha!
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Just throwing it out there, music lessons would be a GREAT Christmas gift for all those people out there NOT hoping for more toys, ya feel me?!