A quick overview of our "system" of education that works for our students.
Music is all around us. It expresses emotions and tells stories. It defines culture. It is an experience - very personal to oneself!
We believe that once you discover the beauty and love for music, you will have found a companion for life! So, we consciously find creative ways to partner with our students to inculcate the LOVE and RESPECT for music.
We truly believe that a foundation in music is a necessity for every individual and most importantly, during early childhood years. There is an increasing amount of research and evidence proving the many positive benefits of music in the areas of improving discipline and focus especially, happiness.
But there are so many schools and teachers today! Why Notes n' Beats?
Here's why. Over the year, we have evolved into a well-thought, tried and tested program, based on experiences from hundreds of students and teachers. We are NOT the answer for someone who wants to become a pro in a short time or for someone who wants to learn to play a song after a song. We believe in building a foundation that can be applied to any kind of music.
Our relationship with our student families
At Notes n' Beats, music goes beyond the classroom. Classes, recitals, jam sessions, master classes, fundraising events - all the activities help us develop a relationship with our students and their families. Many of our students and their family members take ownership in our events. Through these events, students develop a strong sense of leadership, team working skills and project management skills. We are blessed to be able to build a community of musicians and strong citizens of our world and also be able to develop lasting relationships with their families. We feel fortunate that our student families include us in their inner circles of friends, invite us to their family and friends gatherings and just simply "hang out" with us. We are forever grateful for that.
Research behind music education
Most of the things we do in our daily lives teach us to use the left brain which is the center for language, math and symbols. Music stimulates the right part of the brain which are the centers for imagination, association and creativity. This allows us to start assimilating information in a more complex way - such as recognizing rhythms, pitch, overlapping music such as harmonies, etc. These eventually enable the left brain to interpret complex patterns and mathematical concepts in a better way while improving the ability to focus on difficult tasks.
Anita Collins, in her TED ed talk states that Music stimulates auditory, visual and motor skills in the brain all working simultaneously. Watch this very interesting video by Anita Collins on "How playing an instrument benefits your brain".
Learn more about our lessons below.
Our teachers obsess over student communication, student progress and student engagement, ensuring that the student is advancing in multiple areas related to music.
Our teachers are held to the highest level of standards for teaching every student in every class.
Ask us about any of these guiding principles!
Express yourself with your voice. Get a strong foundation with our rigorous "fundamentals" voice gym that incorporates methods to improve vocal range, flexibility, technique, musicality, and breathing. Explore music theory and get training to sing by ear. Study performance technique and build confidence along the way.
Whether you want to sing for building a strong foundation or to sing competitively, going through the rigor that Indian Classical Music curriculum provides is unmatched. Build a deep love for singing in both classical and non-classical styles of music that includes "Light" music and songs from the movies.
A perfect place to start for young beginners, older kids or adults alike. Learning the basics of music - notes, chords and reading music notation is the easiest to do so on the piano than other instrument because of the physical structure of it. As you advance in the instrument, students play in various fusion of Western and Eastern music styles.
Acoustic, Electric or Bass - We play them all. We focus on both training by the ear as well as reading music. We start off with songs that build on major chords and work on arrangements that require stronger muscular coordination. Our guitarists play solo or in ensembles with other guitarists or become part of our band.
Why limit your fun to yourself when you can do it with others? Our ensemble and band teams are formed when a student achieves a certain level of music proficiency and is ready to push it to the next level. Our ensembles can be only with one kind of instrument or a mix of artists on the piano, guitar, drums and voices. This is the ultimate fun for children as they learn to play with each and for each other. Teamwork plays at its best here in this setting.