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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 http://www.ehollywoodmusic.com or call our National City location at 619-474-0122 or our Eastlake, Chula Vista Studio at 619-397-3430.

 

How much music can our brains remember?

“Your brain has almost an unlimited capacity for memory,” said Dr. Emily Mason, who studies memory and cognition at the University of Louisville. “It can actually store about 2.5 petabytes of memory.”

A petabyte is a million gigabytes, so it’s pretty large. To put that in terms of digital memory, Mason said, if your brain was a smartphone on which you downloaded TV shows, it could record 300 years of continuous TV before starting to run out of space.

But your brain’s short-term, quick recall memory has more limitations.

“You need more cues to remember things like that, and for something like your keys, where you might leave them in a different spot every day, that’s sort of confusing to your brain to remember,” she said.

And, in contrast, there are a few reasons why we remember music so well. Some of it has to do with how our brains are hardwired to latch onto repetition and rhyme — elements most songs have.

“In elementary school, that’s why things are put to song,” Mason said.

Enrollment is now ongoing at Hollywood Music and Dance, National City and Eastlake.  Request your free trial today http://www.ehollywoodmusic.com

Guitar Lessons

Guitar is without doubt one of the most popular instruments for new musicians to learn.  Its

versatility spreads across numerous genres of music ranging from hard-hitting rock ‘n roll to the intricacies of J.S. Bach.  Learning the guitar takes drive and passion, and if you keep with it you will be rewarded greatly.

Here at Hollywood Music we make sure to nurture that drive and passion.  Our guitar classes are well rounded and cater to the student’s interests.  Students may even get a chance to put their guitar skills into practical use through our Rock Band program.

When you learn guitar, you are making a new friend for life.  Enroll with us now and meet your new friend!

Piano Lessons, National City and Eastlake Chula Vista

What are the benefits of taking Music lessons?  There are several studies that prove Making music makes you smarter.

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital conducted a controlled study using functional MRI brain imaging and found a possible biological link between early musical training and improved executive brain function in both children and adults. The study was published online in the June 17 issue of the journal, PLOS ONE.

Boston Children’s Hospital defines executive functions as “the high-level cognitive processes that enable people to quickly process and retain information, regulate their behaviors, make good choices, solve problems, plan, and adjust to changing mental demands.”

Researchers note that it was already clear that musical training relates to cognitive abilities, but few previous studies had looked at its effects on executive functions specifically.

“Since executive functioning is a strong predictor of academic achievement, even more than IQ, we think our findings have strong educational implications,” says study senior investigator Nadine Gaab, a researcher at the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s. “While many schools are cutting music programs and spending more and more time on test preparation, our findings suggest that musical training may actually help to set up children for a better academic future.”

Request a Free trial class by filling up form on our website http://www.ehollywoodmusic.com or call the location most convenient to you.  National City 619-474-0122, Eastlake 619-37-3430.