The sounds of well roundedness

It is that time of year again. Along with the return to school, the registered music teachers return to the work of musically educating their students.

It is that time of year again. Along with the return to school, the registered music teachers return to the work of musically educating their students.

The value of music lessons has been well documented. Musical training has been shown to develop brain areas involved in language, reasoning and spatial intelligence. Students learn to think creatively and they learn the value of sustained effort in order to see the concrete rewards of hard work. Music allows self-expression and encourages risk-taking.   It provides glimpses of other cultures and a look at craftsmanship. These wide-ranging benefits most importantly transfer into life experiences.

If you are considering music lessons for your child, consider a registered music teacher. A registered teacher has met criteria which ensure a high level of education and commitment to the profession. You are assured of competent and qualified instruction as well as performance opportunities such as Canada Music Week, music festival and recitals.

BC registered music teachers are dedicated to the educational, cultural and artistic development of their students. Whether you are a beginner (adult or child), training for a career in music, or studying for pleasure, there is a registered music teacher for you.

The Nelson branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers is pleased to offer a wide range of programs for students: piano, theory, strings, voice, flute, guitar and Music for Young Children.

For more information contact Anne Macdonald at 250-352-7625 or acmacd@shaw.ca.