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Palmdale Music Academy - Cultivating Musical Creativity!
The Palmdale Music Academy is so much more than a "music school." The Palmdale Music Academy is a Music MENTORING Facility. Our motto is: "Cultivating Musical Creativity!" This is what the Pamdlae Music Academy stands for, EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVITY. After our students progress from one level to the next, we continue to MENTOR them. Even when the student has progressed and graduated from our facilities, we are still available to help and assist them in their music explorations. Our goal is to make music a wonderful and outstanding experience for each student. The Palmdale Music Academy offers several differing programs for its students. Just to name a few, there is: Piano Training - Keyboard Training - Voice and Vocal Training - Music Production Training - Audio Engineering Training - Computer Music Training - Digital Audio Workstation Training (DAW) - Website Development & Design - Music Composition - Music Director Training (M.D.). We also offer computer learning labs for those who need help in navigating their computer. We are confident that we will have the right training for you and/or your child. Enroll in the Palmdale Music Academy TODAY!
Greg 'Reco' Clark MMP Scholarship
january 13, 2014
Unfortunately, many students who are interested in studying music on a professional level are deterred primarily for financial reasons. The profession sorely needs more scholarship programs to help educate future musicians and to allow current musicians to further their education. To help and assist the continued success of this art and students who are filled with great passion in the area of music, we have established our first scholarship program.The Greg 'Reco' Clark MMP Scholarship has been established in the memory of the late Greg Clark.More Details Click Here
2014 Summer Concert Series Preparation
The PMA will begin it's preparation for the 2014 Summer Concert Series to be held here at the Palmdale Music Academy. Check back for more details by clicking here.
Christmas Recital "Red Carpet" Event
The PMA recitals will be held at the Palmdale Playhouse. Along with demonstrating their musical abilities, the students will have their RED CARPET photo-opt prior to their recitals. This will be a ticketed event, so please check for more details by clicking here.
Jay Sparks' Music Mentoring Program
Palmdale Music Academy was developed and designed to position students for the opportunity of success with music education. PMA is NOT just another music school; however, PMA is a music mentoring facility. With a wide range of training and a variety of teaching tools, students are provided with the advantage of navigating their own music learning experience here at PMA. Not only does PMA provide music mentoring for students, you can also find young adults and senior adults taking advantage of the music courses as well as computer training classes, online business training and much more. PMA is divided into 3 areas and each area, students are provided with a wealth of resources to equip them with the necessary tools and skills to position them for successful results in their musical creativity journey.
The Palmdale Music School has increased my daughter's confidence in many areas, esp her social skills. Thank you Mr. Sparks for your direction in music with my children.
OMG! I never thought that Jr. would be playing like this!
Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. A study by E. Glenn Schellenberg at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, as published in a 2004 issue of Psychological Science, found a small increase in the IQs of seven-year-olds who were given weekly voice and piano lessons. Schellenberg provided nine months of piano and voice lessons to a dozen seven-year-olds, drama lessons to a second group of seven-year-olds, and no lessons to a third group. The children’s IQs were tested before entering the first grade, then again before entering the second grade. Surprisingly, the children who were given music lessons over the school year tested on average three IQ points higher than the other groups.
The classes and courses that are provided here at the Palmdale Music Academy are second to none. First of all, for the children's classes, the curriculum based training is fun, exciting and most of all, educational. One of the main teaching apparatus we use is our puppet named GRAYSUN. The students truly enjoy when Graysun is in the room and helping the instructor teach their music classes.
5 Benefits of Learning Music for Teens!
- Teens who play an instrument do better in school. Many studies have shown that students who play an instrument have increased mathematical ability, better reading skills, and perform better on standardized tests. The College Entrance Examination Board found that test takers who were music students performed 63 points higher on the verbal portion of the SAT and 44 points higher on the math portion of the SAT!
- Music increases responsibility through accountability. The teen years are all about preparing our kids to go out on their own and teaching responsibility is a big part of that. Playing an instrument teaches responsibility through accountability in several way:
- Accountable for Producing Results/Progress
- Accountable for Lack of Results
- Accountable for Lesson Preparation
- Accountable for Time Management
- Accountable for Instrument Care & Maintenance
- Music teaches discipline. In addition to responsibility and accountability playing a musical instrument teaches kids discipline. They have to develop great discipline to consistently set aside practice time and motivate themselves to commit to this time every week. Improving at an instrument requires pushing yourself through the challenging and routine parts of music study. Their discipline will pay off when they learn that new piece or skill – reinforcing the benefits of perseverance.
- Music improves social interaction. Playing an instrument is a great way to meet people. In fact, the greatest thing about music is the people you meet through it! Many people make lifelong friends through their private lessons, band, orchestra, and choir experiences. Being a part of an ensemble teaches teens how to work together for the common good of everyone. Maybe your teen can start their own band someday and we all know that there’s nothing cooler than that!
- Music increases self-esteem. How a teen feels about him or herself affects every area of their life and playing an instrument helps contribute to a positive self image. Mastering a new skill improves confidence and boosts self esteem; if they can learn to play an instrument, they know they are up to other challenges, as well. And those improved grades and growing social circle won’t hurt self-image, either!
Because learning piano is a process of developing nerve cells, especially in the brain. The process of nerve growth slows down with age. Some individuals between 20 and 35 years of age still have a chance of becoming concert level pianists. They can use the experience they learned in life to acquire piano skills more efficiently than younger students. Those who decide to learn piano in this age group generally have greater motivation and a clearer understanding of what they want. But they will have to work very hard, because progress will come only after a sufficient amount of work. Age between 35 and 45 cannot develop into concert level pianists, but can still perform adequately for simpler material such as easy classics and cocktail music (fake books, jazz). They can acquire enough skill to play most famous compositions for personal enjoyment and informal performances. In the 45 to 65 age range, depending on the person, there will be increasing limitations on what you can learn to play. You can probably get up to the level of the Beethoven Sonatas, although the most difficult ones will be a huge challenge that will take many years to learn. Acquiring a sufficiently large repertoire will be difficult, and at any time, you will be able to perform only a few pieces. But for personal enjoyment, there is still a limitless number of compositions that you can play. And 65 plus there is no reason why you can't start learning piano. Those who start at these ages are realistic about what they can learn to play and generally do not have unattainable expectations. There are plenty of simple but wonderful music to play and the joy of playing remains just as high as at younger ages. As long as you are alive and not terribly handicapped, you can learn piano and make satisfactory progress at any age.
Here at the Palmdale Music Academy, our goals are to have you playing music NO MATTER WHAT YOUR AGE IS!
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