November 2017 Posts

Music Teaches Teens Self Discipline

Teens feel that playing music teaches self discipline.

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

David Heeringa – Staff Spotlight

Today’s staff spotlight is with David Heeringa. David is the Senior Warehouse Associate on our warehouse team and is coming up on his 10-year anniversary! Take a few minutes to learn a little more about David by watching the video below.

 

Music Helps Students Manage Tasks

Two-thirds (66%) of Americans say that music education prepares someone to manage the tasks of their job more successfully.

~ The Harris Poll®, July 2014

Instrument Training Helps Students Stay Focused

Studies have shown that assiduous instrument training from an early age can help the brain to process sounds better, making it easier to stay focused when absorbing other subjects, from literature to tensor calculus.

~ Hearing the music, honing the mind. (2010). Scientific American, 303(5), 16

Grand Opening Event Series at Paige’s Music – 2 upcoming clinics!

We have two clinics with exciting, dynamic jazz artists coming up in the next couple weeks here at Paige’s, and we’d love to have you join us!

Bobby Shew Trumpet Clinic – Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – FREE!

Legendary jazz and studio musican Bobby Shew will be performing and holding a clinic on the Paige’s Music brand new sales floor on November 28th at 7pm. A Yamaha trumpet artist, Shew has been performing professionally since the age of thirteen. A versatile artist, Shew has performed and recorded both as a sideman and a leader in his long and storied career, notably with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Woody Herman’s band, Art Pepper, Horace Silver, Bill Hollman, Oliver Nelson, Benny Goodman, Maynard Ferguson, Neal Hefti, Don Menza, and others.

Music Helps With Expression

“I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.”

~ William Faulkner

Music Education Makes Kids Happier

Majorities of parents whose children are involved in music classes also credit music education for making them happier, more focused, more selfdisciplined, stronger academically and more helpful.

~ NAMM Foundation and Grunwald Associates LLC (2015). Striking a Chord: The Public’s Hopes and Beliefs for K–12 Music Education in the United States: 2015.

Be Prepared For Cold Weather and Contest Season

We originally posted this article back in November of 2015.  It remains to be good advice to revisit as cold weather approaches.

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In case you haven’t noticed it’s here again. COLD WEATHER! Just a reminder that leaving your instrument out in the cold weather can lead to serious repair problems. Especially with woodwind instruments like wooden clarinets, oboes, bassoons and more. If the temperature gets too low it can actually freeze the moisture in the wood and cause it to crack.

When a cold instrument is taken inside it should not be put together and played right away. A rapid rise in the temperature can cause the wood to crack also. It needs to acclimate to the inside temperature. The body on the instrument should be held in your hands and blow some warm air through the bore for a few minutes before putting it together to play.

Like we mentioned this time last year, string instruments are subject to the same conditions. Cold freezing temperatures can cause the wood to crack and also cause the seams where they are glued together to come apart. Just like the woodwind instruments when taken inside after being out in the cold they need a few minutes to acclimate to the inside temperature before being played.

Also……….In case you haven’t noticed something else is almost here again. CONTEST SEASON! Now that marching band is behind us and all the Holiday Concerts are all scheduled it’s time to remember that contest season starts up in January. So getting your instrument in before time and having it in top playing condition can lead to a more successful and less stressful contest season.