Monday, 27 May 2019

3 Ways to Decide on Number of Music Lessons a Week

How many Music classes in a week are sufficient? Does it really help to take session every single day of the week to improve quicker? These are the few questions we will address in this post.

First of all, how many classes does your music institution offer you in a week? Some of them may only take one class in a week while some of them gives 2 classes in a week and there are hardly institutions which offer more than 2 classes a week. So, how do you determine what is the right for you? How many classes should you attend in a week? Let us help you make that decision.

1. Not Everyday
Although there are very few institutions that offer you the facility of attending a session every day, it is not at all healthy for your mental capacity and for your progress. Most of these institution give you everyday class so that you can choose the day(s) best fit for you to come and attend your lessons. You have to understand that your mentor cannot move forward unless you complete the task or the lesson given to you in your previous session.If you keep repeating same lesson every day, it will become monotonous and boring which might lead you to being disinterested. You should keep some days for yourself so that you can work on it yourself  and practice in the comfort of your home. Practicing by yourself develops a healthy habit of you being connecting to your instrument rather than being evaluated by your mentor all the time. So, avoid every day classes and try to attend after giving yourself a break of 1-2 days for practice. Also, keep a few days for practice at home so that you can do your homework on the lessons you learned and then go to your next session ready for the next lesson.

2. Why 2-3 Classes in a week?
There should be a proper gap between your sessions in a week. Thus 2 -3 classes in a week of 6-7 working days is the best solution. You should spend time on the lessons you have learned before going to your next session which will ensure steady and effective growth in  your skills. Now as you go higher in grade, lesser your sessions in a week should be. Let’s say, an intermediate student should attend maximum 2 days in a week as the lessons they get are little complicated and the best way to master those lessons is to give committed time to it and practice as much as you can. However for a beginner student, 3 classes are more apt as they have to make sure they are not doing any basics wrong and should try to get feedback from their mentor little more frequently but nonetheless they should also keep some days for practice and avoid having sessions every day. Also 1 class a week is only helpful when you know your instrument extremely well (at a high level) and playing your lessons to your mentor as a way of understanding where you can do better otherwise don’t keep such a long gap in between your sessions.

3. Getting a Good Understanding of the Lessons
Now that we know how many classes in a week are really helpful to grow effectively as a musician, it is also important that you retain the lessons of your session and not memorize them on weekly basis. Music is a subject where everything you learn comes together in shaping what you play. Every aspect of the lesson you are learning is important for your playing , so get a good understanding of what you are learning and know the application of it in your instrument and practice till you get a certain command before you move to the next lesson. So, as much as possible, you must attend at least 2 sessions in a week, as it is important to get your lessons right. Also, as you get better you will reap the benefit of attending 2-3 classes per week even more so.

BlueTimbre is a unique Music Company that provides Music Education and  Recording Studio services. BlueTimbre also works with schools to provide end-to-end Music Education solutions for schools. 

The BlueTimbre team comes with decades of cumulative experience in running Structured Businesses, Music Curriculum Development, Music Education and Performance.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

3 Reasons Why Learning Music has no age limit!

Music is universal. There are no boundaries in music, it can reach huge masses. It has got the ability to connect with you emotionally, spiritually as well as provide the best company when you need it. Almost everyone loves to listen to music, so if you wish to learn it, your age should not be stopping you from learning or playing music. There is no age limit to learn music, all it requires is your time and you will be playing tunes in no time.

1. Virtue of Patience: You might have heard the classic stereotypes where they say it is harder for older people to absorb things quicker. It is not entirely true. Modern day requirements put a lot of stress in an individual and it deprives them of valuable time that is required for themselves. Learning music is one really good way to come out of that stressful vibes and spend time in learning something new. Learning music has benefits for all, age has nothing to do with it. It can help develop a kid's personality as well as act as a stress relief for adults. Now you do have to be be little bit more conscious if you are starting late as it requires extra patience compared to the youth who are already in a state of mind where they are used to learning things every day from their daily co-curricular activity. For adults, you have to put a little more effort in activating the learning part of your brain but as long as you are prepared to enjoy the progress and necessary steps in learning an instrument with a little bit of patience, there is nothing to worry about.

2. Universal Language : Music can be understood by all. It is perceived and felt by all from different ages. If you wish to play along your favourite music or create your own, it is never too late in music. All you have to do is find time for practice from your schedule, follow the exercise and lessons and learn the practicality of it. Just a little commitment from your side and your dream to play a musical instrument will be fulfilled. The sense of music can be instilled even in toddlers which has a positive impact on their intellectual ability. And as they build a relationship and enjoy the music around them, they get more accustomed to an instrument and helps them figure out the techniques and lessons more efficiently. Music is a gift that anyone who wishes to learn should find time and make use of it to their benefit, may it be for fun, remedy for stress or developing important personality traits.

3. Simple Needs: To start your learning, all you need is an instrument at home and assigned time for practice. Those are the ingredients for learning an instrument, your age has absolutely nothing to do with it perhaps only your daily schedule can decide if you can give your time. It is an amazing outlet for those who wants to free themselves from the stressful monotony of work and we have already discussed numerous times how it benefits children.Everyone has a different pace and system in learning something, but we assure you its not about the age, it is all about how you can trick and use your mind to process and understand the lessons and make it second nature for your muscles to be able to play those by sheer commitment to practice and effective repetition.

BlueTimbre is a unique Music Company that provides Music Education and  Recording Studio services. BlueTimbre also works with schools to provide end-to-end Music Education solutions for schools. 

The BlueTimbre team comes with decades of cumulative experience in running Structured Businesses, Music Curriculum Development, Music Education and Performance.


Tuesday, 7 May 2019

4 Reasons Why Music Learning should be compulsory for Children

Music can be many things. An outlet to your stress, your favourite hobby, a medium to communicate and an education that will help you throughout your life. As an adult you know the purpose when you are learning, but why is it important for kids? There are kids who are genuinely interested in music and there are some who just follows the trend and pick up some instrument to learn. Some do get attached to their instrument while some struggle to get a start. However, whatever the purpose, as a child, learning an instrument can benefit you for the rest of your life and is a great skill to have as you are growing up. Here are some of the benefits that you will gain by learning music.

1. Brain Development/Stimulation
There are many studies telling us the benefits a child can achieve by learning a musical instrument. Kids engaged with music tend to improve in subjects that involve I.Q , reasoning and comprehension skills. Any musical instrument requires exercise and dedication towards your motor, auditory and visual aspects and as you improve your skill in the instrument, the abilities of your senses also become sharper, hence scientifically makes you smarter. The brain is a complicated neural network and the best way to simplify the process to make your brain work faster and smarter is to learn instruments. It gives your brain a full-workout and thus enabling your neurons to fire faster. It develops our communication, reasoning and understanding abilities which can be made use in any life situations that may arise before you.

2. Increased Learning Ability
Another discovery made by scientist suggest that learning musical instrument improves speech processing abilities and your reading speed. As we discussed before, how music can stimulate your brain to be smarter, faster and more active, it gives you the capability to process words faster and deliver it with efficiency. Reading is an important part of life that you need to solve mathematics to your daily routine tasks. You understand the context of a problem better, comprehend the situation and effectively put out comprehensive results. It may not be very obvious in your improvements but research and past experience shows that children learning instruments show improvement and better results in standard academic achievements.

3. Focus/Discipline
Learning music is different from all the other subject that you learn in school. It is kind of a hobby when you start out, and gradually start having fun with it as your skills improve. However, the time and commitment that one has to put to improve progressively and hone their skills is also different. Yes, one thing is common for every subject, you have to practice numerous times to understand and get a comfortable command over a certain context, but the consciousness that you have to put and the feedback you get is very different and refreshing. When learning instrument, you get immediate feedback and you yourself will identify if you are doing something right or wrong. It requires you to be disciplined and organised with your practice routines and with patience you will yield results which gives you immense joy and pride. With time it teaches you how to direct your focus to get the best results out of a session, and if you stick with it long enough, it really explains why discipline and organised learning is the best way to progress in any subject.

4. Confidence
Confidence is a key to be able to fully showcase yourself. You are your best self when you are confident of what you are doing. In music, as we discussed in the previous point (about how getting results after your patience and belief in the disciplined learning can really give you joy and pride) that will boost your confidence and instil self-belief which, is crucial in your development as an individual. This doesn’t mean you will brag about everything, it just means you are confident and really believe in your skills and showcase what you have planned assuredly. Every child deserves to be able to speak their view and for that one needs confidence, and learning music kind of solves that.

In summation, learning music makes you more social, smarter, reasonable and confident about everything that you do. But in the end, do remember, even if music is providing so many benefits to develop you as an individual, it should brighten up your day and you should have fun because that is the beauty of music.

BlueTimbre is a unique Music Company that provides Music Education and  Recording Studio services. BlueTimbre also works with schools to provide end-to-end Music Education solutions for schools. 

The BlueTimbre team comes with decades of cumulative experience in running Structured Businesses, Music Curriculum Development, Music Education and Performance.