at 123 Sesame St., Victoria, V8N 0A0 Canada
WindStars Music Academy is all about providing high quality music lessons in a convenient and safe way! . Visit us at www.windstars.ca
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June is a fabulous month!! Check out our website for our BandAid Musical Summer Camp, our June feature, and of course , our incredible team ot teachers who will come to your home to give you high-quality and fun music lessons! www.windstars.ca
WindStars Music Academy is proud to announce the new 'Esther Scholarship for children 10-18'. This term we are thrilled to have awarded a student at Royal Oak Middle School with a full scholarship!! Thank you to Ms. Ozi who has nominated the winning student! We will offer more scholarships for the summer and fall terms, so please stay tune, and feel free to suggest candidates!
The 7-pointer guide for: pretty much everything you need to know about children and music lessons!! 1. Should the instrument be a child's choice or their parents'? Children's involvement in choosing is wise as they will need to be as self-motivated as possible when it comes to playing and practice. However, parents need to be aware that some instruments make better initial choices than others. (Recorder, Ukulele, Guitar, Piano, and Voice are great for beginners.) Size, level of noise and portability matter. 2. How can we narrow things down then before committing? WindStars Music Academy allows you to take single lessons, or discounted packs of lesson to allow you flexibility in your choice. 3. What age is the best for getting started? Children develop physically and mentally at very different rates, so it's impossible to recommend precisely when to begin learning a particular instrument. The teacher will be able to determine whether a child is ready. 4. I'm keen for them to learn but my child isn't showing any interest... If your child has no enthusiasm whatsoever and it's only you that wants them to get musical, you'll probably end up fighting a losing battle. You could try taking lessons yourself and model, but if they are not interested, pushing might do more damage anyways. 5. Should I buy an instrument wisely, especially given I don't know how long they'll play for? Consider renting the instrument, especially for the beginning. Some instruments come in varying sizes according to the age and stage your child is at. A music teacher or a reputable music shop should be able to offer advice on this. 6. What are the RCM exams? Many pupils do work towards Royal Conservatory of Music grade exams, starting with grade 1, often after a year or two of playing, and moving up potentially to grade 8. The grade exams consist of both theory, such as musical notation, and practice (playing set pieces, scales and sight reading etc) elements. Grades can give pupils a framework to work through but some children find them stressful. All in, again it does rather depend on the individual child and it is important to keep in mind that RCM exams are only one route to enhance music education. 7. Daily practice? Is that really necessary? Yes. Most teachers suggest little and often is the way to go for younger children – five or 10 minutes a day. Integrating practice into after-school routine at a set time can make it all less of a battle (in theory at least!). www.windstars.ca
So excited to introduce our new logo, created by the wickedly talented Nick Tassell!
Yes! You can book and pay for your lessons anytime from anywhere! Got internet connection? Log in and book the time and location that works best for YOU. Yes! You can have the teacher come to your home, so you can practice your own instrument and avoid pressure, travel time and waits. Yes! We pre-screened, did a background check, reviewed qualifications, and confirmed the knowledge level and teaching skills, of your teacher, so you can focus on having fun and getting great results! Yes! Need to cancel your lesson this week? No problem! While we will encourage you to maintain a stable lesson routine, we do not think we should take your money if you did not get your lesson. Given 24 hours notice, you may cancel unlimited number of lessons, by yourself, no explanation needed. The credit will automatically go back to your account with us. We're worth a visit! www.windstars.ca
What an exciting day! Our website will soon be up and running and we hope to see so many of you among our teaching team or our student body!