Notes 88 Music Studio

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This student says he enjoyed his first piano lesson! Give your child the gift of learning and playing a musical instrument - they will thank you for their entire life!


Happy New Year! Let us help you meet your goal of learning to play an instrument in 2024! Individualized lessons at YOUR pace, your goals - call to learn more about Notes 88 Music Studio. Virtual and in-person lessons.


Virtual Studio Jam Session is Saturday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. Students will be playing their favorite pieces. The entire recital will be available for viewing later!


Fall Semester begins August 21!! Are you ready to learn more music? and more valuable life skills (accepting instruction, following directions, setting goals, increased attention and focus, playing with others)? Come join us!

Music Lessons | Kenosha | Virtual Anywhere | Notes88 Music Studio 10/07/2023

Try a few lessons this summer to see what our studio is like - use the Contact button on our web site

Music Lessons | Kenosha | Virtual Anywhere | Notes88 Music Studio Notes88 is the home for virtual music lessons & instruction nationwide, and in-studio lessons in the Kenosha, WI area. We teach piano, voice, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, flute, and ukulele. Contact us for details.


Sign up for Summer Session - any or all 14 weeks between May 15 and August 19 - Flexible scheduling !

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Music Lessons | Kenosha | Virtual Anywhere | Notes88 Music Studio 10/05/2023

We are now accepting students for Summer Session - May 15 - August 19 - flexible scheduling. Sign up on our web site (use Contact button).

Music Lessons | Kenosha | Virtual Anywhere | Notes88 Music Studio Notes88 is the home for virtual music lessons & instruction nationwide, and in-studio lessons in the Kenosha, WI area. We teach piano, voice, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, flute, and ukulele. Contact us for details.


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Studio Ensemble Recital is May 7 at Brookdale Senior Living in Hoffman Estates!


Notes 88 Music Studio has a new guitar instructor! Call or email us to inquire.


Spring Semester begins January 9!

Would you like to start learning to play an instrument in 2023??
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🎃 Another cute piano doodle from Eriona Campbell ! Hope you have a fun -filled day! 🥰


Students from Notes 88 Music Studio participated in the NWSMTA Pop & Jazz Recital on October 16, 2022 at Rolling Meadows Library.


Summer session has started! Join us for lessons - flexible scheduling - and learn the music YOU want to play.


Another interesting article for parents of music students:

Starting in the 1990s, several studies were conducted regarding music study and its relationship to academic achievement. Some of these studies relate to cognitive development of students while others relate to motivational characteristics. A third category compares music study with personal and social developments. The results of the studies were often mixed based on factors such as the number of subjects in the studies, their socio-economic backgrounds and the type of music study. Two new studies revisit various aspects of the relationship between music and academic achievement.

Study No. 1

Martin Guhn, Scott D. Emerson, Peter Gouzouasis (2020). "Population-Level Analysis of Associations Between School Music Participation and Academic Achievement." Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol. 112, No. 2, 308-328.

The Main Research Questions: The researchers stated five separate research questions, two of which will be reported in this review: 1) Is there a significant mean difference between school music participation versus no music participation with regard to academic learning outcomes in secondary school? 2) Is the association between music learning and academic achievement moderated by the type of music making (instrumental vs. vocal music)?

The Method: The study participants numbered 112,916 from four cohorts of students from public secondary schools in all school districts in British Columbia, Canada. Students began Grade 1 between 2000 and 2003 and at the time of the study had to have graduated from high school or completed three years. A student who had participated in concert band, conservatory (private lessons), orchestra, jazz band, concert choir or vocal jazz was considered a music participant. Analyses compared mean exam grades from four courses (Grade 10 math, science and English, and Grade 12 English) between those who had taken instrumental or vocal courses with those who took no school music courses. Exam grades were adjusted based on Grade 7 academic achievement, socioeconomic and demographic (gender and cultural background) variables.

The Results: In all four courses, students who had taken music courses had significantly higher mean exam scores than students who had taken no music courses. In addition, students who had taken instrumental courses had significantly higher exam mean scores in all four classes than students who had taken vocal courses.

Study No. 2

Martin J Bergee and Devin M. Weingarten (2021). "Multilevel Models of the Relationship Between Music Achievement and Reading and Math Achievement." Journal of Research in Music Education, Vol 68(4) 398-418

The Main Research Question: The researchers listed one main research question for the study: After controlling for selected background variables situated within or across one or more hierarchical levels (individual students, classrooms, schools and school districts), is music achievement in fourth- through eighth-grade students related to their reading and math achievement?

The Method: Fourth- through eighth-grade students (1,081) from 14 schools in seven regional school districts that were members of the University of Missouri Partnership for Education Renewal participated in the study. Schools were drawn from varied districts including urban, metropolitan, suburban, small city and rural. Students were tested in reading and math using the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) which is designed to measure content from Missouri's Learning Standards. Music achievement was tested using the first two parts of the Music Achievement Tests developed by Richard Colwell. In addition, the school districts provided information on each student's grade level, gender, ethnicity, free/reduced-price lunch status and parent/guardian education. Test results were analyzed for individuals, classrooms, schools and districts and adjusted for variables in the background information on the students.

The Results: Multilevel mixed modeling was used to develop a model to explain the relationship of music achievement to reading achievement and a separate model to explain the relationship of music achievement to math achievement. Background variables were found to influence academic achievement. However, when the background variables were held constant, the relationship between music achievement and math and reading achievement was strong (especially at the individual level). Students, in general, who tested well in music also tested well in math and reading.

Looking Ahead

This summary of these two studies is a simplistic look at their results. A more complete picture can be gained by reading the entire studies with a thorough analysis of the methodologies that were used to arrive at the results. Both are readily available online. The results of neither of these studies mean that music study makes students smarter, but they do present a strong case for keeping music in the schools when budgets are threatened. They could even suggest that music study from childhood into the teen years may result in students who do better in other school subjects.

These two studies raise two strong questions that should be researched by our profession in today's world:

1. Do students in private lessons do better in academic subjects than students who have no private lessons?

2. Do students who study music do better in courses that focus on technology than students who do not study music?

By E. L. Lancaster, NCTM


Parents of music students - here are some valuable suggestions for you (from Music Teachers National Association):

Do’s and Dont’s for Parents (from Baker-Jordan)
Music training is long-term. Never compare or belittle.
There are growth spurts and plateaus. Quality over quantity.
If your student is struggling, think about what works best for your family and what you do in other situations to make things work successfully.
Coach and guide, do not police. When you talk to your child, do so in the same room, not in the next room.
Discuss matters between child and parent and if the teacher is needed, then all three.
Praise what is good. Encourage your student by listening to them play!
Make sure the student wants to take lessons for themselves, not for the parents’ sake.
Do not threaten to stop if they don’t want to practice.
Many times gratitude for lessons comes YEARS after they have taken them.

Piano Fun & More! ‹ Pianonet 04/10/2021

From the National Piano Foundation -
Piano Fun & More!

Below are some hilarious and light-hearted videos that are sure to make you smile. Click on the links and watch the fun times around the piano!

The Virtual Piano! This site is exactly what it sounds like: a piano keyboard that allows you to use your mouse to hit individual notes, or learn the proper chord formations in all 12 keys. For those of us who have left our piano-lesson days behind by a few decades, it is a useful tool for a refresher course. For those who never had a chance to learn, now’s your chance!

Nora the Cat – This is not a trick taught to Nora. She began sitting at the piano at about one-year-old. She’s almost four now. She plays only when the mood strikes her.

Piano Stairs – Here’s a video illustrating that the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better is by making it fun to do. It’s called the fun theory. If the piano can do this for people taking the stairs, imagine what it can do for you!

Charming Older Couple Duet at the Mayo Clinic – Fran & Marlo Cowan (married 62 years) playing an impromptu recital together in the atrium of the Mayo Clinic. He turned 90 in February. The song is Old Grey Bonnet

Fozzie and Rowlf play piano – Rowlf and Fozzie play a piano together on the Muppet Show.

Rowlf – Rowlf plays a minuet by Beethoven on the Muppet Show.

Piano Fun & More! ‹ Pianonet Below are some hilarious and light-hearted videos that are sure to make you smile. Click on the links and watch the fun times around the piano!


Maadhav and Ms. B played Russian Folk Dance as a duet with rhythm track ! Enjoy!


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Here's a recent musical gem - Jaimin and Ms. B playing a duet earlier in July - the title is Daydream.


This is great advice for parents and students! Try at least one of these and let me know which ones you did this week!


Did you know?
Notes 88 Music Studio offers lessons in piano, keyboard, guitar, flute, percussion (drums), and ukulele to learners of all ages ! Call to talk to one of our highly qualified instructors today to discuss which instrument and type of lesson is right for you.


Summer Session started June 1 - but we still have a few lesson times open! Call or email if you would like to join in!


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Duet with Ms. B
Here's a recent musical gem - Jaimin and Ms. B playing a duet earlier in July - the title is Daydream.
Diya and Ms. B
Diya's composition


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Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
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