Notes 88 Music Studio

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Sukanya...playing another music at Sunrise Living assisted living
Sukanya playing for our Seniors at Sunrise Living..
It's been a very successful Spring semester
Congratulations to students who completed their AIM levels, played in the Studio Ensemble Workshop, and the Pop & Jazz Recital and performed at the Sunrise Senior Living this Sun!
Students at Notes88 Piano group picture
Rockin around the Christmas tree...Winter recital 2016/Sukanya
Winter recital..Sukanya playing Rockin around the Christmas Tree
Sukanya at the Winter recital 2016
Winter recital with Ms. Brenda and Sukanya
Studio Ensemble Workshop May 21, 2016. Students played duets and were joined by Rob Davenport on Drums and on Bass Guitar! FUN !!
Ms B is the inspiration..

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Individualized music instruction and music therapy services for all ages (Schaumburg/Hoffman/Roselle)

Operating as usual

31/05/2022

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

20/12/2021

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/edu0000376

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 https://doi.org/10.1177/0022429420941432

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

19/10/2021

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

Piano Fun & More! ‹ Pianonet

From the National Piano Foundation -
ENJOY! https://pianonet.com/fun-stuff/piano-trivia/
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!

05/08/2021

Duet with Ms. B

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

30/07/2021

Review us on Google

Parents and students over age 13 can write a review! Let us know how we are doing!!

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Notes 88 Music Studio now takes appointments on their Page. 30/07/2021

Notes 88 Music Studio now takes appointments on their Page.

Notes 88 Music Studio now takes appointments on their Page.

29/07/2021

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

14/07/2021

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

29/06/2021

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.
217-246-7958

11/06/2021

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

23/04/2021

If you would like to post a review for Notes 88 Music Studio, please do so TODAY. Others would like to hear your story and your experience!

How to Help Your Child Learn Piano 31/03/2021

How to Help Your Child Learn Piano

https://emmablairpiano.com/child-learn-piano/
Some great ideas on PRACTICING here !

How to Help Your Child Learn Piano Do you want your child to stay excited about practicing? Here are some great ways that you can help your child learn piano and have fun!

10 Ways to Take Care of Your Piano 31/03/2021

10 Ways to Take Care of Your Piano

10 Ways to take care of your PIANO
https://emmablairpiano.com/piano-care-tips/

10 Ways to Take Care of Your Piano Looking for ways to take good care of your piano? Here are 10 important things to do to make sure that your piano sounds great for years.

How to Get Your Child Excited to Play an Instrument 01/03/2021

How to Get Your Child Excited to Play an Instrument

http://thevault.musicarts.com/get-child-excited-play-instrument/

How to Get Your Child Excited to Play an Instrument From constructing homemade instruments to taking your child to live performance, here are a few ways to get your child excited about playing an instrument.

Six Tips for Making the Most of Your Piano Lessons 01/03/2021

Six Tips for Making the Most of Your Piano Lessons

http://thevault.musicarts.com/six-tips-making-piano-lessons/
Parents: This is for YOU

Six Tips for Making the Most of Your Piano Lessons From asking a lot of questions to staying on track with practicing, here are six tips for making the most of your piano lessons.

A Musical Story...Wild Symphony by Dan Brown 10/11/2020

A Musical Story...Wild Symphony by Dan Brown

A music teacher reads this new book for you by Dan Brown called Wild Symphony.
ENJOY!!

A Musical Story...Wild Symphony by Dan Brown Ms. Angela VDS Music Teacher

28/10/2020

What is Music Therapy?

28/10/2020

What Qualifies a Music Therapist?

28/09/2020

Great advice for all musicians!!

Websites for Kids 22/09/2020

Websites for Kids

Here is a link to MTNA's site which features excellent music resources for students. I recommend you check out these music games and other information!

https://www.mtna.org/MTNA/Learn/Parent_and_Student_Resources/Websites_for_Kids.aspx

Websites for Kids Today's music teachers are faced with new challenges: Students live in a fast-paced "wow-me" world; they are not necessarily motivated by intrinsic values, but rather seek to be entertained by something or someone. Oftentimes, computers fulfill this role, playing a large part in the lives of student...

21/08/2020

Two of my students - big sis helping little sis with her piece!
I LOVE IT!!

We The People: 2020 Independence Day Concert 08/07/2020

We The People: 2020 Independence Day Concert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyVPTVlbjCU

A musical tribute well worth watching. I highly recommend this!

We The People: 2020 Independence Day Concert Celebrate the enduring values that make America strong, resilient and compassionate with an online Independence Day concert at Washington National Cathedral,...

29/06/2020

FREE piano - near the studio - call 847-343-2871

16/06/2020

Happy Summer !!

Here are some useful practice tips:

25/05/2020

Amazing playlists of wonderful music FREE streaming - here:http://steinwaystreaming.com

Steinway Streaming 25/05/2020

Steinway Streaming

Listen to THIS:
Bach for Kids!
and MORE at
http://steinwaystreaming.com/steinway/Streaming#!/steinway/album.jsp?album_id=2403687

Steinway Streaming A musical tour of the western hemisphere illuminated by the TransAtlantic Ensemble and filled with visceral dance rhythms which spring to life with every touch of a key.

Photos from Notes 88 Music Studio's post 18/05/2020

Our Virtual Spring Recital was a big hit and very successful! Thank you to all our young musicians playing the piano, drums, and flute!

Summer Session begins today and ends August 20. Sign up for some lessons at the same rate as Spring Semester! Contact us for more details -

Music Maker . Games . peg + cat | PBS KIDS 12/04/2020

Music Maker . Games . peg + cat | PBS KIDS

PBS has music games for young kids - like this one :
https://pbskids.org/peg/games/music-maker
Post "I know why" if you can answer my question - why does the pitch go HIGHER when you move the towers LOWER?

ALSO see https://pbskids.org/sesame/games/monster-music for more FUN!

and
https://pbskids.org/daniel/games/music-shop/

Music Maker . Games . peg + cat | PBS KIDS

Home - PTG Main Site 10/04/2020

Home - PTG Main Site

Students - check out https://www.ptg.org - the Piano Technicians Guild - see their Student Resources for online music games, worksheets, activities, and videos! Also tips about caring for your piano.

Home - PTG Main Site

01/04/2020

Looking for some online music activities?
CHECK THIS OUT !!

https://jr.brainpop.com/artsandtechnology/music/

Photos from Notes 88 Music Studio's post 30/03/2020

Parents: These pages show the contents (songs) contained in all the FUN Faber supplemental books! Ask your child which one they would like to have and order it (current Level)!

Music to disinfect your piano: Clair de Lune 22/03/2020

Music to disinfect your piano: Clair de Lune

https://youtu.be/PR-pvTFfHMA

I've been playing something that sounds much like this all week!! LOL

Music to disinfect your piano: Clair de Lune We have our 20-second handwashing song-- why not a song to play while we disinfect the piano?

The Circle of Fifths made clear 17/03/2020

The Circle of Fifths made clear

A GREAT and entertaining explanation of an important musical phenomenon !

The Circle of Fifths made clear http://www.themobilestudio.net In this video I explain Circle of Fifths and demonstrate some of its many uses in music composition. This video is part of a l...

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Duet with Ms. B
Diya and Ms. B
Diya's composition
Spring Recital

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