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Thank you very much for teaching me piano for eight years. I have had some of my best memories during lessons. Your teachings will help me throughout the rest of my life .
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Thanks for being my piano teacher. I've learned so much! Thank you.
— Luke, 17, Walnut Creek, CA
I truly appreciate your help throughout the past seven and a half years... What an amazing teacher.
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A ten-year study, tracking more than 25,000 students, shows that music-making improves test scores. Regardless of socioeconomic background, music-making students get higher marks in standardized tests than those who had no music involvement. Another study shows that music participants received more academic honors and awards than non-music students, and that the percentage of music participants receiving As, As/Bs, and Bs was higher than the percentage of non-participants receiving those grades.
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Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Blues. Ear-training, sight-reading, musicianship. Composition and improvisation. Music Theory. Arranging, orchestrating, conducting. Recording and mixing. Music history. Ethnomusicology...
... and the list goes on. The study of music is multi-faceted and exhilarating. From this menu of available subjects, a curriculum can be crafted to inspire and motivate any student, from beginner to advanced musician.
In the performing arts, the ultimate test of a student's ability is participation in a live concert before an audience of parents and peers. To this end, Cool Conservatory offers several performance opportunities during the school year and summer vacation. Students rehearse for approximately six weeks during their regularly scheduled lessons before a major concert. This means that on performance day, butterflies are minimized and the experience becomes positive, uplifting, and fun!
It is a well-established fact that different learning modalities, or styles, play a significant role in how students acquire and process new information. Every student - adult or child - has a unique cognitive approach; this can be primarily visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic, or a combination of two or more pathways. It is the responsibility of the instructor both to recognize the student's dominant learning modality, and to adapt the presentation of the curriculum to best suit the student's needs.
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