Some time ago, my friend Robert mentioned that he’d never been to the symphony, and had always wanted to go. So for his birthday I took him to Davies Symphony Hall to hear Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. There were two other symphonies performed, as well, by Haydn and Sibelius. Robert really enjoyed the experience and would said he’d be happy to go again in the future.
If violinist/educator Nicola Benedetti had her way, Robert wouldn’t have needed to wait until his 40’s before he attended a classical music concert. Benedetti has created no small controversy by writing that all youngsters should be exposed to classical music, whether they like it or not.
“It actually really upsets me when people say: ‘Kids hate listening to a symphony, why would we do that to them?’ Needing the child’s approval for what they do in school is just such an alien concept when you’re talking about math, science, history or English. But, suddenly, when you bring music into the mix, it’s: ‘Oh no, we can’t show them anything that they don’t instantly love because that would be like forcing children into something that they don’t want to do.”
I agree. We all have expectations of our kids. That they get exposure to the arts (including various dance forms) isn’t any different than requiring that they finish their homework, keep their room clean, or eat their vegetables.
The arts don’t have to be stuffy and serious - they can be lots of fun, too! Here’s a website listing many classical music events geared specifically to kids (several are free!): http://redtri.com/san-francisco/classical-concerts-for-kids-in-the-bay-area/
Let’s help our children explore dance and classical music. They may not know it yet, but this is the good stuff!
Craig Lynch, Director
Is your music student over-booked during the week? Before COVID, we had several teachers available on Sundays and we’re ready, once again, to welcome back our students to a great day to take your music lessons. Music lessons are offered in-person (with mask) or on Zoom, whichever you prefer. We’re currently offering piano, guitar and violin. We’re looking forward to having you back and learning with us!
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What are you studying at Santa Teresa Academy of Music and Dance?
I am studying guitar
What kind of music do you listen to?
I like Greek music
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I play soccer & Greek dance
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My favorite food is salad
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My favorite movie is Little Mermaid 2
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I liked learning sharps
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I want to be a 3rd grade teacher
Do you know that you can earn unlimited gift cards from STAMD? Let your friends know that STAMD is the best place to take music lessons or dance classes and make sure they mention your name when they register. Your friend will receive a free registration and you will earn a gift card for every friend that you refer. We have a selection on hand, including Starbucks, Target, Lowes, Le Boulanger or Baskin Robbins!
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To inquire about openings for November, please contact us at 408-226-8742 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Quentin (drums & guitar): Monday - SOLD OUT / Wednesday - 2 spots / Thursday - 1 spot / Friday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Tommy (piano): Monday– 1 spot / Saturday - 2 spots
Mr. Sergio F. (piano & voice): Friday - 1 spots/ Saturday - 1 spot
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Miss Jane (piano): Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday - SOLD OUT
Mr. Adrian (violin & voice): Saturday - 1 spot / Sunday - -2 spots
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