10 Reasons to Give the Gift of Music!
You're never too old to learn how to play music
A common myth, but music can be learned at any age, and studies show that making music is a life-long skill that enriches the lives of children and adults
Making music relieves stress
Recreational music making has been scientifically proven to help reduce stress and reverse the body's response to stress at the DNA level. With the holidays as one of the most stressful times of the year , especially this year, making music or giving a gift for someone special to make music for you, can help reduce stress for an entire family. Online lessons and collaborations with family and friends anywhere in the world can make this magical!
Making music fights off depression
With the holiday season as one of the most vulnerable times of the year, music making can make all the difference in keeping spirits uplifted.
Enrich your holiday experience - and your life! - with music making
Whether around the piano at home with your loved ones to play holiday tunes or or dancing to music, or connecting online to play and sing together or in an online group with a teacher, music making vibrantly brings the entire holiday experience to life
Use music to create lasting family traditions
Each family has its own traditions, but music making offers a new way for families to celebrate the festive season together. From playing a favorite tune on the piano or jamming on the drums with a rock n' roll rendition of a classic holiday song, music-making can create unique traditions for generations to share. Learn how to create family recordings from across Canada or the world online this year. Our teachers here at the Academy can help you learn, create and share a beautiful a lasting special memory!
Playing music together promotes bonding
As families and friends come together at home or online during this holiday season, playing music offers an exciting way for everyone to join in on the fun, creating a sense of togetherness
High play value of musical instruments
The average cost that parents will spend on giving gifts to their kids is $500-600, with many kids tossing those gifts aside in a matter of months and moving on to the next fad. But with the gift of musical instruments and lessons, parents can give their kids a priceless pastime that will last for many years or a passion for music to last a lifetime
Cost comparison / savings over time
When compared to the average price of music lessons and rental instruments, the cost of music making is typically less in comparison to the average amount spent by Canadians on gifts each year.
Biggest regret most people have
85 percent of Americans who do not play a musical instrument say they wish they had learned to play--the holidays are a perfect time to make that wish come true. For example, Rob Thomas, acclaimed recording artist and songwriter, regrets not taking piano lessons.
Unleash your inner rock star (or your child's inner rocker!)
Take virtual music making with video games to the next level and let yourself or your kids develop their talent with a real musical instrument, just like their favorite bands and artists. Online music lessons make it easy to take music lessons anywhere safely!