Every experienced musician could say that their time spent practicing defined their abilities as a player or a singer. Just like in any other construct of society, the time we spend preparing and developing pays off in the end. Although there are no “right” answers on how to practice, my hope is that a point discussed in this post will somehow make you better at practicing.
I’m sure you’ve heard it before; “Music is good for your brain!” But what exactly does that mean? Is it just good for counting, “and a 1, and a 2, and a 3, and a 4… ?” I learned that basic structure in Kindergarten. Surely the scope of music’s benefit to the mind goes beyond that… Well, it turns out the rabbit hole goes deeper - way deeper - than we originally thought.
With the recent 20-month hiatus that we took from keeping up with this blog (hey, man, there's been a lot going on), we thought it'd be a fun idea to share some of the cool stuff that has happened since Vibe Music Academy was first dreamt up in Summer '15. Many of you were there - and who doesn't love a good trip down memory lane??
Countless studies have shown the importance of creativity within the development of a child, and we at Vibe are committed to supplying that very element.
The value that we hold for music overflows through our approach, resulting in the process that we call "musician making."
Vibe Music Academy has taken on a very unique, yet very simple and logical, approach to music education. It's a system that organically progresses through three steps in what's called a "spiral curriculum," meaning the steps are revisited cyclically over time, with increasing degrees of mastery each time.
Here are the three steps to our spiral approach to music education...
The Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Being a fourth-generation Cubs fanatic, it was without question the greatest and most important sporting event of my entire life. Now that I'm pretty sure that I've scoured every Cubs video and song available on the internet, I'm continually reminded of the reason that I chose the career path that I did: Music is Powerful. Here's some examples of that just from the Cubs' postseason march to the history books...