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Now Enrolling, New Hip Hop Class

Great time to sign up for Dance Class.   We have a newly launched Hip Hop Class for beginners every Saturday from 2:00-3:00 pm.  This class is open to ages 8 year olds and above.

Request for your Free trial class by calling 619-474-0122.  Hurry!  We only have a few spots left.  This class will fill up soon.

Rock Band Class

Nothing is more exciting or terrifying than joining and playing in a band.  Let’s admit the fear and hesitation is real.  I liken the experience to public speaking but like the latter, a few practices and you start to actually get good at it.  Some kids hesitate playing in a band but all they need is a little encouragement.  There’s a song by The Beatles that goes like this; “Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends”.  Once they realize that it is collaborative effort, they start enjoying the process and they look forward to band practices.  Needless to say our students who are in one of our Rock Bands are rocking it and thriving.  They continue to grow as musicians and are self confident.

Hollywood Music in Eastlake is forming a new Rock Band Class and it will be on Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm, beginning June 7, 2018.  Please call the studio to find out more information.  619-397-3430

Group Music Lessons

When we opened our studio in 1994, we only offered piano, guitar and singing in group setting.  We did not offer private lessons at all.   We only added private lessons later on when we started enrolling really young children who couldn’t sit and stay focused for one hour of lesson.  What are the advantages of taking music lessons in a group?  Is it effective, do they learn, how exactly does it work?

In my experience, group music lessons are very effective.  The students look forward to coming to class each week, they develop a camaraderie with the other students and together, they feel more motivated and challenged and committed to achieving their goals.  They would sometimes even have a contest as to who gets to class first, who finishes and passes their homework first and who gives the right answer first when it comes to music theory.  The key to making it effective is keeping the group small, so there is still opportunity for individual progress.  So if you ask me if it is effective and if they learn, my answer is yes.  Next blog, I will write about our Band program and how our students are thriving and soaring.

Do you want to check out our Music lessons?  You can request your free trial class at  Hollywood Music & Dance, National City 619-474-0122 or Hollywood Music, Eastlake 619-397-3430.

Princess Ballet Class

Welcome to our Princess Ballet Program!  for ages 3 to 5 years old

We provide a dance experience that nurtures your princess’ dreams! She will soar with confidence, wear her crown with a smile and sparkle in her heart with joy.

 

Princess Ballerinas are automatically promoted to Ballet 1 when they turn 6 right after our Summer or Winter Recital

What to expect?

“SPARKLE”

Monthly-every last day of the month, we celebrate our princesses’ progress in class.  We will be treating them to a Magic Wand Dance Experience. There will be lots of laughter, and oohs and aahs as they discover what’s in the magic box and what the magic wand can do! We will announce our theme and our princesses can wear a costume or tutu color to coordinate with our theme.

Ready to put a little sparkle in your child’s eyes? Book your free trial class today, call our National City location at 619-474-0122

 

Music Lessons improve memory

According to Dr. Laurel Trainor, Prof. of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior at McMaster University, (2006) young Children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year, compared to children who do not receive musical training. Musically trained children performed better in a memory test that is correlated with general intelligence skills such as literacy, verbal memory, visiospatial processing, mathematics, and IQ.

It’s interesting to note that memory improvement was apparent after just one year of taking music lessons. This is just one of the many benefits of making music.  Would you like to schedule a Free trial lesson for yourself or for your child? Head on over to our website www.ehollywoodmusic.com or call our National City location at 619-474-0122 or our Eastlake, Chula Vista Studio at 619-397-3430.