Notes 88 Music Studio [email protected] Individualized music instruction and music therapy services for all ages (Schaumburg/Hoffman/Roselle)

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Notes88 Music Studio (piano, guitar, ukelele, voice, drums and woodwinds) on Google Spring Semester begins January 6, 2020 See the web site at for details!

Notes88 Music Studio (piano, guitar, ukelele, voice, drums and woodwinds) on Google Spring Semester begins January 6, 2020 - Contact us for details!

This speaks for itself!

Vance Bollinger

My former student, Vance, playing Dolphin Dance at a gig - I'm so proud of him!

First, I want to say a big "thank you" to all who've liked my page! This one is for you. Also, those of you who know me know this is probably my favorite jazz standard, so I hope you enjoy! Recorded live July 11, 2019.

Notes 88 Music Studio

Our next Studio Community Service performance will be on Sunday, November 17, at 3:00 at Sunrise Senior Living in Schaumburg! Join us for a great music-making experience!

Notes88 Music Studio (piano, guitar, ukelele, voice, drums and woodwinds) on Google

NOW OFFERING - Piano lessons and Flute lessons in our Palatine studio on Saturday mornings! CALL 217-246-7958 to reserve your time! NOW OFFERING piano and flute lessons in our Palatine location on Saturday mornings!!

Do you GET it??

School is starting back up. Advocate for music in our classrooms!

[08/19/19]   Don’t forget tomorrow starts the new Facebook rule where they can use your photos. Don't forget Deadline today!!! It can be used in court cases in litigation against you. Everything you've ever posted becomes public from today Even messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. It costs nothing for a simple copy and paste, better safe than sorry. Channel 13 News talked about the change in Facebook's privacy policy. I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, messages or posts, both past and future. With this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute. NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tacitly allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates. FACEBOOK DOES NOT HAVE MY PERMISSION TO SHARE PHOTOS OR MESSAGES
Copy, Paste and Breathe

Your Daily Dose Of Smiles

Talented and Amazing Choreography 😲😲🥰🥰

As we get ready for Fall Semester, parents may find this to be useful information:

New photo added to shared album

Drum Camp !!

7 Ways Playing A Musical Instrument Makes You Smarter – Music Makers Hub

More good reasons to learn to play an instrument!! 7 Ways Playing A Musical Instrument Makes You Smarter malik Methods French horn, piano, oboe, ocarina, cello, violin, drums, bass, tuba, flute, harp….  So, what do all these musical instruments have to do with doing better in school, study, and communication skills? It just might surprise you how...

Summer Drum Camp - $75!

Drum Camp is July 15-19 at the studio. Open to all students in the area! July 15-19 at Notes88 Music Studio - 2:10 - 3:00 pm each day - Learn to read and play rhythm patters, technique, syncopation, and play along to popular songs! $75

[06/29/19]   Check the Facebook Marketplace for free pianos and keyboards nearby!!!

Spring Semester has ended! Congratulations to all students for passing AIM evaluations, playing in the Pop & Jazz Recital, participating in the Studio Ensemble Workshop, and earning trophies in the Studio Challenge. Great accomplishments!

Small Town Music Lessons

Great news!

[04/18/19]   This is not new but still pertinent!

[03/09/19]   Students and Parents: Did you know the Schaumburg Public Library has several shelves of popular and classical music for various instruments!! Go browse and check out some to read through - you may find some pieces you like and you can order the book or piece online! Upstairs on the west side.

The Independent

This mesmerising animation is remarkable

Certification Board for Music Therapists

Happy World Music Therapy Day! #musictherapy #mtbc

The link between music lessons and IQ in children. - Free Online Library

Music's impact on young brains, IQ, physical development, improved academic performance, self-discipline, social interaction, self-efficacy, and improved executive functioning - all that from weekly individual music lessons from a qualified instructor! What a GREAT idea!! Free Online Library: The link between music lessons and IQ in children. by "American Music Teacher"; Education Academic achievement Research Children Music education Music in education Musicians - Welcome

Music Game/Theory/History/Listening Websites
This website contains hundreds of learning games of varying levels, all carefully planned to gain mastery of the elements of music theory, ear training and rhythmic skills in an exciting, challenging environment.
This site is just for kids—to talk to other kids about piano, listen to the Taz-man, jump to other cool places, time travel to meet a famous composer or pianist, get a great tip to help withlessons, get help with writing piano or music reports or even ask a question!
The Yellow Cat piano program offers students the opportunity to excel at the piano. Its learning methods enable students to learn quickly and to achieve higher levels of success than the standard music program.
Funbrain offers games on composers, instruments, reading and vocabulary.
Learning about and listening to different instruments, reading music, musical genres and links to additional sites are the features of this site.
This is a great site for music theory.
This site includes games and songs. You also can use this site to search for more related sites.
"Name That Tune," a link to the American Symphony Orchestra League, Instruments, lesson plans and games all can be found on this website.
This site offers many links to quality classical music sites.
Features online, interactive piano lessons that can be used in conjunction with traditional piano lessons.
Includes quality theory tutorials, and interactive identification and ear training drills in note reading, key signatures, intervals and triads.
Students can test their music knowledge with quizzes, matches, concentration card games and other activities.
Elementary-age students can enjoy exploring, creating and manipulating music.
Elementary students can enjoy playing with an interactive Improvisation Station.
Enable students to compose from a MIDI keyboard and add voice-overs or other audio recorded through a microphone.
Access online accompaniments that function as virtual accompanists.
This site is devoted to ear training and theory skills.
This site offers ear training and theory skills.
This site contains lots of free music resources for elementary music classroom teachers, private music instructors and homeschool parents, for the purpose of building kids up in positive ways and enriching their lives with an appreciation for music and learning.
Happy Note! music games (shareware and freeware) are both amusing and educational. They offer a way to learn to read music notes in treble clef and bass clef the fun way.
A music educational portal designed especially for kids and music beginners. Primarily focusing on the piano basics, they produce games to learn music easily with fun.
KidsClick! is a web search site designed for kids by librarians—with kid-friendly results! The site includes links to kid-friendly websites about music and music history.
Sphinx Kids contains interactive games and videos.
Classics for Kids contains games, music lessons, lesson plans and information on composers and classical music. (For students and teachers.)
Fun music stuff just for kids.
Theta Music Trainer features music and ear training games.

Aleksey Igudesman

The amazing Victor Borge - forever a classic!

Edge Voice & Piano

Sing more!
Singing should be a part of our daily self care

Familiar music could give Alzheimer's patients a cognitive boost, study suggests | CBC News It's long been known that Alzheimer's patients often retain musical memories, even when they can't remember names, faces or places. Canadian researchers say brain scans have helped them understand why.

[09/11/18]   Funny!

[08/08/18]   Free piano available - text me if you want it!!

Piano lessons make children smarter, claims new study

An interesting look into how music lessons can affect the brain. A new piece of research reveals that playing piano for six months can noticeably improve a child’s language skills.

Did you know --?

What to Look for When Buying a Used Piano

As a piano teacher, I'm often asked by parents to evaluate a used piano for purchase. Here's a great professional with excellent tips!

How to inspect a used piano by Fred Altenburg of Altenburg Piano House. Fred shows us all the parts of a used piano to check, what to look for and what to wa...

Music: Medicine for the mind | My Sunday News

The Parkinson's Support Group I lead was featured in the local newspaper (not particularly well-written, nor exactly correct in every respect, but I'll take the free coverage anyway!). Music therapy sessions are helping people with Parkinson's disease, but how? Music, particularly rhythm, can become a template for organizing a series of movements.

[01/15/18]   ISMTA also holds a Composition competition every year for young students. Students - let's get involved in this!

[01/15/18]   ISMTA Competition Guidelines
ISMTA Competition Guidelines

ISMTA Elementary Piano Solo Performance Competition

Age: 7-10 as of September 1, 2017
Repertoire: Perform at least two contrasting pieces
Entry Fee: $30
Maximum Judging Time: 8 minutes
First Place Award: $75.00
ISMTA Junior Piano Solo Performance Competition

Age: 11-14 years old as of September 1, 2017
Repertoire: Perform at least two compositions from contrasting periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist or Contemporary).
Entry Fee: $50
Maximum Judging Time: 10 minutes
First Place Cash Prize: $100

STUDENTS if you are interested in participating, see me for more details!

Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You Practicing scales changed your life.

In The Digital Age, Young Kids Need Classical Music More Than Ever

Another great article on the value of classical music for children. And maybe the rest of us do, too.

Watch a prodigy create -- from four notes in a hat

Notes 88 Music Studio is focusing on improvisation this semester. Here is one girl's improvisation -featured on "60 Minutes" - Listen to this!!

60 Minutes pulls four musical notes out of hat, and young composer Alma Deutscher takes off, improvising a piano sonata in under a minute Subscribe to the "6...

Music Therapy Featured at National Memorial Day Concert | Events - News | American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) This year, the National Memorial Day Concert honored Capt. Luis Avila, a military policeman severely injured after an IED explosion. During the performance segment, featuring acclaimed singer Renée Fleming, a special moment was dedicated to the importance of music therapy services for veterans. Cap...

Kennedy Center Event: Breakthroughs with Music Therapy | Events - News | American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)

My new year's resolution is to look for these events BEFORE they happen so I can attend! So glad to see all these professionals advocating for music therapy! The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., held a two-day event, “Sound Health: Music and the Mind,” honoring the power of music and music therapy. Kicked off with a National Symphony Orchestra concert on June 2nd, June 3rd featured a full day of sessions with intera...

10 tips to help you practise more effectively

STUDENTS: Here are some great practice tips for you! Incorporate these tips into your daily practice routine, and you'll soon see the benefits.

Sustainable TEACHING: Learning Lessons For Life Through Music on JSTOR

This well-written article expresses my views about learning life lessons through music study. Please read and think about this! Dylan Savage, Sustainable TEACHING: Learning Lessons For Life Through Music, American Music Teacher, Vol. 61, No. 6 (June/July 2012), pp. 12-15


Parents - listen to this! Very entertaining, and full of information!

A look at the neurological wonders behind playing a musical instrument:

Notes88 Music Studio (piano, guitar, voice, drums) en Google Notes 88 Music Studio is EXPANDING! Our Spring Semester will begin January 8, when we welcome another instructor, Mr. Tom Fairbairn, to the studio! We now offer more lesson times, and lessons in piano, voice, guitar, percussion (drums), flute, and other woodwinds. See the web site for information on...


Sukanya won a Gold medal for playing Sonatina in C Major at the Sonata/Sonatina Festival Nov. 5. Here she is playing in the Gold Medal Recital at the Barrington Library.

Gold medalist recital Sonata-Sonatina 2017

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