February 2019 Newsletter

FALL IN LOVE WITH MUSIC

We welcome you and your family to share your love for music this February by sharing a favorite music-related quote or note, saying what you love about music in the Tarzana location! Fill out a heart post-it at the desk and spread your love for music!

Also, through the month of February, we have are offering 10% off any piano on either of our gallery floors!Ask our staff for more details.


UPCOMING EVENTS

SUMMER CAMPS
For the first time, Knauer Music School is offering Summer Camp options! Click here to read about all of the different types of camps we are offering. Lengths and topics vary. Spaces are limited. Save your spot and register today! When: June & July 2019 Where: Available at the Tarzana & Agoura Hills Location

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 JUNE RECITAL
You might think it’s too early to plan for our June recital, but we want you to save the date now! Start planning your recital piece now! More information to come in early April. When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 Where: LA Star Dance Studio


Ask the Music Wizard!
´╗┐Question: My child has been taking lessons for a while now, and while there was a lot of progress at the beginning, her level is starting to plateau and I haven’t seen any real progress for a few months. Am I wasting time and money by continuing my child’s lessons?
Answer: To answer this question, I would ask more questions, to help me understand the specific situation. Every person learns differently – plateau or stagnation can be a natural part of learning, and usually the student breaks out of it sooner or later.

  1. Does your child still enjoy and have interest in music? Forcing is not the answer. Perhaps a change of instrument or song choice is needed. If she is still loving it, proceed to question 2.
  2. What are your child’s practice habits? Small, consistent sessions win over bulk cramming. For example: practicing 10 minutes per day for 5 days per week is preferable to practicing for an hour the day before her lesson. Fix the practice habits and you should see some progress very soon.

Any musical hurdle can be overcome with open communication between the student, parents, teacher and staff. We are all here to share our gift and passion for music, wherever you are on your musical journey.
If you have a question for the Music Wizard, please don’t hesitate to call or email us!


TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Charlie Wright

Charlie Wright is a guitarist, songwriter and performer from Los Angeles with a teaching philosophy centered on fun and creativity.  He earned his B.A. in Music at the University of California, Berkeley.  During his studies, Charlie dove deeply into classical music theory, composition and a wide breadth world music.  As a performer, he is experienced in jazz, classical, blues, rock, folk and pop.  Charlie offers lessons in guitar, bass, ukulele and piano.