The Arts Enrich Us All

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“In the push for quality math, science, technical, humanities, and other programs, please be sure that the arts are not ignored or pushed to one side. Provide your political support for the total curriculum. The arts enrich all of us.”

~ Dr. Richard Miller, Executive Director American Association of School Administrators

Adam Crozier – Student Spotlight

During the summer of 2018 we visited the Symphonic Youth Orchestra to interview some of their students. We were curious to find out how music has influenced them throughout their school careers, as well as how it has prepared them for the future. Here’s our conversation with Adam Crozier from Perry Meridian High School. Please take a few minutes to get to know him and learn where he’s headed next!

A big thank you to Shawn Goodman and the rest of the staff at the Symphonic Youth Orchestra. To learn more about the SYO please visit their website at https://www.syogi.org.

Teens Indicate Making Music Provides Freedom To Be Comfortable and Relaxed

“Teens indicate making music provides the freedom for teens to just be themselves; to be different; to be something they thought they could never be; to be comfortable and relaxed in school and elsewhere in their lives.”

~ Shehan Campbell, Patricia. Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music In and Out of School

What To Do When Your Mouthpiece Gets Stuck

This is a repeat from November of 2016, but always relevant with each new beginning class of students.  Please let us know if you need help with a stuck mouthpiece!

While at first glance removing a stuck mouthpiece can look fairly simple, it can be anything but.

The mouthpiece shank and the receiver both have specific tapers so the mouthpiece fits snug and doesn’t wiggle or leak air while playing. The mouthpiece may be stuck due to damage to the shank or the receiver. It might be dirty or it may have just been jammed on too tight.

In any scenario the proper way to remove the stuck mouthpiece without damage is to use a mouthpiece puller. There are many different pullers available on the market but the one we use here is a Bobcat or Accent brand.

You adjust the tool, with the screws, so that one side of the puller is pressing against the end of the receiver and the other side is pulling against the bottom of the mouthpiece cup.

Music In Schools Helps Students Connect With Each Other Better

With music in schools, students connect to each other better – greater camaraderie, fewer fights, less racism and reduced use of hurtful sarcasm.

~ Jensen, E., Arts With the Brain In Mind, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2001

The Arts Are Keys That Unlock Understanding and Accomplishment

“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”

~ William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education

2018 November SuperSale at Paige’s Music

The “Super Sale” at Paige’s Music is one of our biggest sales of the year. If you are thinking of “stepping” up to an intermediate or advanced level instrument this is the best time to do it. We would love to help you find the best instrument for your advancing student or answer any questions about this special promotion. Here’s how it works – Come to the store and draw a coupon that will allow you to “SUPER SIZE” your savings. The coupons range from 5%-50% OFF* our already low prices! OR – If you would rather not use the coupon that you selected, you can use our 12 months deferred interest* option. There’s no interest as long as your balance is paid in full within 12 months. There are minimum payments due each month and our retail staff can help estimate what those might be.

In addition to these great savings, this is a great time to take advantage of manufacturer rebates for the rental or purchase of new instruments! More information on these rebate programs can be found here: https://usa.yamaha.com/promotions/step_up_to_yamaha_2018/index.html

In addition to these rebates, Yamaha is offering a double rebate during the November Super Sale! The standard rebates of $50 or $100 will be double to $100 and $200 respectively.

The sale runs from Thursday, November 15th through Saturday, November 17th. Our hours are Monday – Friday: 10-6 and Saturday: 10-4.

*Offers valid 11/15/18 through 11/17/18. One coupon per family. 12 Months Deferred Interest subject to credit approval and applies to all instrument and accessory purchases $399 or more. Not applicable toward existing account balances or repairs. Offers cannot be combined. See store for details.

Arts Education Aids Students In The Ability To Learn New Skills

“Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.”

~ Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Cooperate Communications, Xerox Corporation