4 Reasons Kids (and Parents) Prefer Bach to Rock Over Private Music Lessons

Music makes you smart - if you do it right!

Studies show that learning to play a musical instrument is tremendously beneficial at any age, boosting cognitive development and overall learning ability by significant levels.

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According to TIME magazine, when a child learns how to play music, they begin to hear and process sounds that they don't normally hear. This helps them develop "neurophysiological distinction" between certain sounds that can aid in literacy, which can translate into improved academic results for kids. Sounds fantastic, right?!

But, there's a catch: if your kid doesn't like learning an instrument or isn't actively engaged in class, he or she loses the chance to reap all those juicy brain-boosting benefits. What's a mom (or dad) to do?

Not to worry!

At Bach to Rock Folsom, we've specifically developed our programs and music lessons to fight boredom and keep your kid(s) engaged. Kids love us so much that, on average, our students stay with us for more than a year! Read on to see 5 reasons why B2R music lessons are the perfect activity for jumpstarting your child's growth and setting him/her up for academic, social, and personal success.

Practice makes perfect! But having fun while you're practicing makes it even more perfect :)

1. We keep things fun.

I don't know about you, but when I was a kid, I absolutely hated practicing. Who in the world would enjoy playing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star a million times in a row? And as a parent who's just gotten through a long day, why would you subject yourself to having to listen to said (insert nursery song) for hours on end?

Yeah, not exactly my cup of tea.

At Bach to Rock Folsom, we've developed a curriculum that allows students to master the musical concepts and theories that you would typically expect from your boring, standard songs like Twinkle, Twinkle. However, staying true to that idea of engagement and fun, we put the focus solely on having our students play songs that he/she loves. Our instructors can then pick and choose concepts that relate back to their song of choice, allowing them to master it step by step.

Again, when a student is having fun, they are far more likely to be actively engaged. And if they are actively engaged, they're setting themselves up to be stronger students as well as stronger musicians!

If you're interested in learning more about the instruments we currently offer private lessons for, please call us at (916) 265-2600 or click on the button below.

2. They make tons of friends.

In our music camps, your kids will develop social skills that they'll use for the rest of their life. By being around peers who share many of the same interests and who are of the same skill level, students become much more open to communication and more motivated to practice and perform on a regular basis. I can't stress it enough: more motivation means a higher likelihood that your child will take full advantage of the cognitive and physiological benefits that learning music has to offer.

Don't forget that kids who have developed social skills tend to be more emotionally healthy. Check out the bit that Fox 5 did on our sister school in Washington DC!

You can learn more about our winter, spring, and summer camps by giving us a ring at (916) 265-2600.

3. We put them in bands!

Rehearsing for a gig.

The main goal here at Bach to Rock Folsom is to get students to a level where they can join a band. Once a student gets settled in with their bandmates, they experience an exponentially higher rate of growth and learning, developing new skills that will help them in all aspects of their life. Things like:

  • Teamwork - Nowadays, college-prep schools and universities are all about group work. That's because your ability to work well with others is one of the most important skills employers look for. Being in a band teaches our students how to collaborate and compromise.
  • Accountability - After joining a band, we almost always see a higher level of commitment from students. That's because they're playing with peers who are depending on their ability to practice and learn their part. Students learn to hold themselves accountable for their own work, and strive to exceed expectations rather than just meeting them.
  • Passion - Along with passion comes dedication. Giving a child the passion for music, for performing, is one of the greatest gifts in the world. Having something to continually work and improve at gives them purpose, making for less frustrated kiddos!

Most of all, being in a band makes playing music more fun!

Glee Club rocking out!

If you'd like to learn more about our Rock Bands or group classes (like Glee Clubs), please give us a call at (916) 265-2600.

4. We Give Them Confidence.

The biggest thing that sets us apart from other music schools is how many performance opportunities we give our students to shine on stage. Yes, other schools have recitals - we do, as well! But we're the only school that actively goes out into the Folsom community and books gigs for our student bands to play at.

Over the last year, we've had our students play at the Palladio, at state and county fairs, in festivals, at the Historic Folsom District, in community events, and at local venues like coffeehouses and parks. The vast majority of youth ages 5-16 say that their #1 fear is speaking in public. Being able to play in front of family, friends, and the Folsom community let's our students build tremendous confidence in their abilities both on and off the stage, giving them an advantage in the classroom that will last for a lifetime.

Give Us A Try!

Look, we're going to be totally honest - some kids just don't want to play music. And that's totally OK! But, with all the potential growth your child could achieve taking lessons at Bach to Rock in Folsom, it's absolutely worth it to give it a try. That's why we're giving you a free 30-minute lesson to find out. Just give us a ring at (916) 265-2600 or fill out the form below to schedule a time that works best for you!

We hope to see you around!

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