Music makes the world go around and we hope our Kids Corner will help your child grow with excitement and enthusiasm for the instrument they choose.

We'll be updating and adding new links as we find them - we will also be sharing more informative videos and first lesson videos.

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Alexei Doohovskoy and Leonards Music are proud to bring you ALPHA SQUADRON by Greg Hillis. These videos were made with professional musicians playing elementary level band pieces. Here we have links to each part that makes up the final "Full Band" video at the end. We hope that you will enjoy these videos and encourage you to play along - practice is the key. Enjoy!

Alto Sax 1 Highlight - Alpha Squadron    Alto Sax 2 Highlight - Alpha Squadron 

Clarinet 1 Highlight - Alpha Squadron   Clarinet 2 Highlight - Alpha Squadron

Euphonium Highlight - Alpha Squadron   Flute Highlight - Alpha Squadron

Trombone Highlight - Alpha Squadron   Trumpet 1 Highlight - Alpha Squadron

Trumpet 2 Highlight - Alpha Squadron   ALPHA SQUADRON - FULL BAND

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We have put together some fun videos below to watch with your young children that are getting ready to begin their musical journey. It can be very hard to know which instrument you want to play when you don't really know what they do or how they sound. These videos can help with that.

 

Here in the Kid's Corner we look for fun ways to help you with things. Below are links to videos that will help you get that first note. Never give up!! We hope you will find these helpful.

 

STOP! DON'T PANIC!    Check out these helpful hints and if you can't resolve your issue give us a call at 781-271-1189

JOIN THE BAND

 

SAXOPHONE EMBOUCHURE

 

HELP! MY SAXOPHONE DOESN'T SOUND RIGHT!! (OR ISN'T WORKING)

BE PART OF THE ORCHESTRA -MAIN VIDEO

 

CLARINET EMBOUCHURE

 

HELP! MY TRUMPET ISN'T WORKING (OR SOUNDS WEIRD)

GEORGE MEETS THE ORCHESTRA

 

BRASS EMBOUCHURE

 

HOW TO OIL YOUR TRUMPET

BEGINNER VIOLIN 101 AT HOME - TIPS & TRICKS

 

FLUTE EMBOUCHURE


HOW TO PROPERLY TUNE YOUR VIOLIN

BEGINNER VIOLA 101 AT HOME - TIPS & TRICKS

 

BEGINNER LESSON - POSTURE, BREATHING, SIZZLE (FOR ALL WIND INSTRUMENTS)

 

BEGINNER CELLO 101 AT HOME - TIPS & TRICKS

 

 

BEGINNER BASS 101 AT HOME - TIPS & TRICKS

 

 

         
 BEGINNER SAXOPHONE LESSON #1        

HOW TO PUT ON A CLARINET REED

       

 HOW TO ASSEMBLE A FLUTE

       
 HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE TRUMPET        
HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE SAXOPHONE

 

 

 EUPHONIUM - FIRST LESSON        

 

 

Music has so many benefits you may not be aware of - Here are some fun links to show you what they are.

 

PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE! It's not just the amount of time you practice but "how" you practice that will make you better.

 

HOW PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT BENEFITS YOUR BRAIN

 

EFFECTIVE PRACTICE OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know music provides us with some amazing things?

 

Musical benefits Source: https://www.learningpotential.gov.au

2 - 11 YEARS

Music can benefit your child in many areas – language, maths, concentration and social skills, just to name a few! So whether or not your child learns a musical instrument, try to expose your child to music as much as possible and enjoy the many benefits!

 

Brain growth

Studies in neuroscience show that music can enhance brain function in children. Musical activities (such as playing an instrument, singing or just listening to music) stimulate the brain, and this brain workout leads to improved brain structure with the formation of new neural connections.

Language skills

Studies also show that young children who participate in music classes have improved speech development and learn to read more easily. Learning music helps to develop the left side of the brain (related to language and reasoning), assists with sound recognition, and teaches rhythm and rhyme. Songs can also help children remember information (just think of the Alphabet song!).

Maths skills

Music can help with the development of maths skills. By listening to musical beats your child can learn basic fractions, pattern-recognition and problem solving. Children who study music also have improved spatial intelligence and ability to form mental pictures of objects – skills that are important for more advanced mathematics.

Memory, attention and concentration

Recent studies have shown that people who are musically trained have better working memory skills, helping them to remember things even while their minds are busy with other matters – important aspects of mental arithmetic and reading comprehension. Learning music also requires significant levels of concentration, training children to focus their attention for sustained periods.

Increased coordination

Just like playing sports, playing and dancing to music helps children develop their motor skills. Making music involves more than the voice or fingers; you also use ears and eyes, as well as large and small muscles, all at the same time. This helps the body and the mind work together.

Achievement and discipline

Learning music teaches children to work towards short-term goals, develop routine and practice self-discipline.  Setting aside regular time for practice develops commitment and patience. Mastering a new piece of music leads to a sense of pride and achievement, and helps children to learn the value of self-discipline.

Social skills

Making music with other people (like in a band or choir) improves children’s social and emotional skills.  They learn to work together as a team and develop their sense of empathy with others. Researchers have found that when children play music together – from simple rhythms to larger group performances – they are better able to tune into other people’s emotions.

The joy of music

Music can give children a way to express themselves, to unleash their creativity, to be inspired and uplifted, to relax, and to relieve stress and tension. Just think about listening to a beautiful piece of classical music, singing along to a favourite song with friends, or dancing to a great song on the radio – music can make your heart sing!

Music for life

With all these benefits, try to expose your child to music as much as possible – listen to music together, sing songs, play rhythm games, go to concerts or make your own instruments together. Your local library, community centre or music society may offer music programs for kids. If your child wants to learn a musical instrument, your options may include a school music program, private music teachers, and group music activities such as choirs, recorder groups and bands.

 


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