Instruments      

Can you imagine living your life without music? It would be very hard to do so, as music has been hard-wired into our very existence as human beings. While everyone enjoys listening to good music, not many of us are what the world calls ‘musicians’- the ones with the ability to play a musical instrument. This could be due to not having the opportunity to learn as kids or simply due to lack of inclination or proper instruction. However, music is something that is never too late to learn.

 

Music produces a kind of pleasure, which human nature cannot do without!
 - Confucius
 

Piano

There are many and varied reasons to play the piano. It is a beautiful instrument with a beautiful look and a beautiful sound. It can be a soloist's instrument or a group instrument. It sharpens the mind and body. The gift of music is therapeutic.

One can play pieces with complex and rich harmonies when playing alone. That makes the piano a dynamic solo instrument. At the same time, the piano sounds beautiful accompanying other instruments. So, whether you are introverted or extroverted, the piano will suit your style.

Recently, research has shown that children who learn the piano do far better scholastically than their fellow students. Not only are their artistic and musical skills above the norm, but also their language and mathematics skills are also improved.

Voice

Areas of work include expanding vocal range and power, breathing and support, improving pitching and tone quality, and improving voice agility. Voice is such a personal instrument and has such a varity possible with it.

 

Percussion

One of the rewarding aspects of being a percussionist is that you can develop a core set of techniques and then apply that knowledge to a wide array of different instruments. For example, virtually the same techniques and sensibilities are used to play the bass drum, the snare drum, the timpani, and all kinds of mallet percussion instruments. Learning how to play percussion instruments like these will allow you to excel in any symphonic, orchestral, or band setting.

Guitar

You can use a guitar to play anything from death metal to classical and everything in between. Learning to play guitar is more approachable than many other instruments, once you master a few basics. You, too, can have the joy and excitement that only a guitar can give.

Brass

A brass instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of the player's lips. Brass instruments are also called labrosones, literally meaning "lip-vibrated instruments". There are several factors involved in producing different pitches on a brass instrument: One is alteration of the player's lip tension (or "embouchure"), and another is air flow. Also, slides (or valves) are used to change the length of the tubing, thus changing the harmonic series presented by the instrument to the player.

Strings

Individualized instruction has been the principle mode of teaching as a "skilled performer" tutors an aspiring player. This mode of instruction ranges from regular formal lessons to an informal situation of a simple explanation and demonstration in the midst of common music making. Group or class teaching has also been used as a method for one teacher to concurrently instruct multiple students in a formal setting.