Learn a Musical Instrument at Focus Music
Learning to play a musical instrument is a fantastic journey that brings joy, creativity, and numerous benefits to children and adults alike. Focus Music, a renowned school dedicated to music education, offers a nurturing environment where students can explore their musical talents and reap the rewards of learning an instrument.
1. It's Fun!
Learning a musical instrument at Focus Music is an incredibly fun and enjoyable experience for children and their parents. Playing an instrument allows children to explore their creativity, discover new sounds, and create beautiful melodies. The process of learning, practicing, and eventually mastering an instrument is filled with excitement, satisfaction, and a sense of accomplishment. At Focus Music, children can embark on a musical journey that brings joy and lifelong memories.
2. Cognitive Development:
Playing a musical instrument engages the brain in unique ways, fostering cognitive development in children. Research shows that learning music enhances memory, attention span, problem-solving skills, and overall intelligence. By participating in Focus Music's instrument lessons, children can sharpen their cognitive abilities, promoting academic success and intellectual growth.
3. Emotional Well-being:
Music has the power to evoke emotions and express feelings, providing a healthy outlet for children to navigate their emotions. Learning an instrument at Focus Music allows children to channel their emotions through music, boosting their self-expression, self-esteem, and confidence. Playing an instrument can also reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, promoting emotional well-being.
4. Discipline and Focus:
Mastering an instrument requires discipline, dedication, and focused practice. Focus Music's structured lessons instill these qualities in children, helping them develop self-discipline, patience, and perseverance. Learning an instrument teaches children the importance of setting goals, managing time effectively, and embracing the value of hard work.
5. Social Skills and Teamwork:
Music brings people together, and learning an instrument at Focus Music provides opportunities for children to connect with like-minded peers and experienced instructors. Group lessons and ensemble performances foster teamwork, cooperation, and collaboration, allowing children to develop essential social skills. By playing music together, children build friendships, learn to listen to others, and appreciate the power of collective effort.
6. Creativity and Self-expression:
Playing an instrument is an artistic outlet that nurtures creativity and allows children to express themselves in unique ways. Focus Music encourages children to explore their creative potential and develop their own musical style. Learning an instrument empowers children to communicate their emotions and ideas through music, fostering imagination and innovation.
7. Transferable Skills:
The skills acquired through learning a musical instrument extend beyond the realm of music itself. Focus Music's lessons enhance children's listening skills, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and spatial-temporal skills. These transferable skills can positively impact academic performance, sports activities, and various aspects of daily life.
Learning a musical instrument at Focus Music offers students a myriad of benefits. From cognitive development and emotional well-being to discipline, social skills, creativity, and cultural appreciation, the journey of music education enriches children's lives in profound ways. Consider enrolling at Focus Music to embark on a musical adventure that will inspire, educate, and bring lifelong enjoyment to your child.
The trumpet is an amazingly versatile instrument and can be played in just about any genre of music. It is an easy instrument to start. All you have to do is make a buzzing noise with your lips and blow into the trumpet and you have made a sound. The hard part is becoming good at it, and that takes hard work and dedication. Two years ago, the world-famous trumpeter Haken Hardenberger came to Perth to perform with WASO. Growing up listening to his CDs, I had to go to one of his workshops. The one thing I remember him describing was how much he practised in the basement of his house in Sweden. Every day he would practice like a “maniac”. Okay so he is one of the best in the world, but if you really want to discover what the trumpet can do. You just have to play.
Justin Fletcher – Focus Music
As a kid I would always have a song in my head. Before I learnt to play an instrument, I used to try to mimic the songs that I was hearing by humming the melody and tapping the rhythms. I would tap any surface that I liked the sound of, and even developed a weird way of playing with my teeth (in such a way that, thankfully, didn’t require me to have braces…)
When I was about 10 years old, I finally got to play all of these rhythms on a REAL drum kit. I was in awe of the power that came from the sound and found that I could happily play around for hours at a time. I’d found my favourite way of materialising the beats that were in my head, and as my music taste expanded, so to did my ability and love of playing the drums.
Alex Barker – Focus Music
The guitar is truly one of the most expressive and versatile instruments on the planet! My obsession with the instrument took hold by the age of eleven after being inspired by my father (who is a consummate bass player). Each month I’d save my pocket money and buy a CD, whatever looked interesting! Then I’d spend hours after school trying to figure out how to play as much as I could by ear – as musicians, our ears are absolutely our most valuable assets! I soon realised that the guitar is everywhere, and can be applied to just about any musical situation. I carry this sense of freedom to this day, and am thankful for the ways in which learning the guitar has guided my listening and helped to shape my character.
Before long, I sought to emulate all of the fantastic players I was listening to, picturing myself in their shoes up on the stage. This desire to perform became my main motivation to practice. I was lucky enough to have some school friends that felt the same way, which led to weekly after school jam sessions and our very first gigs – memories that I will always cherish. There is nothing more exhilarating than getting together with your friends and having fun making music together. Now, I am extremely fortunate to pass this gift onto our many talented students, and see in their eyes the same infatuation with the guitar that I had at their age… and still do!
Daniel Wiggins – Focus Music
I began learning the piano at age 7. As a child I always loved my piano lessons. They added a unique shade of colour to my week that was different to the enduring school beige and the perpetual greys of homework. Learning the piano was rewarding because it was like a giant toy box – you could keep digging deeper and deeper, discovering new things. To this day, piano is still a way to further express what I am trying to communicate. It has become a kismet companion to my voice. I am always happiest when these two things come together to unite everything I have ever learned about the powerful force that is music.
Mae Anthony – Focus Music
Listening to Mariah Carey’s ‘Vision of Love’ for the first time was a godlike moment that touched my soul – it’s the day I fell in love with music. I was 12 when I made a conscious choice to become a singer. How? No idea. All I knew was I wanted to be one. My advice to my aspiring vocalists – find your passion and do more of that.
Lee Morunga – Focus Music
Violin & Viola
My mother suggested the idea of learning the violin when I was 9 – I’m so glad she did! She said it was the closest instrument to thing to the human voice. To this day I am still in love with the endless expressive capabilities of the violin, an instrument that has remained virtually unchanged for centuries.
Jason Kroll – Focus Music