This year has presented a lot of people with a lot of free time, so if someone you know has always wanted to learn how to play an instrument or how to sing, Barrett lessons are the perfect gift this holiday season. The following post will highlight five reasons why lessons with Barrett should be the gift you buy.
Barret wants scheduling lessons to be as easy for you as possible. We will work with you to fit the lessons into your musician's schedule. The school does no utilize a brick and mortar style of lessons. Therefore booking lessons allows for more flexibility. For instance, we have college students that take lessons at 9 pm and preschoolers taking lessons on Sunday mornings at 9 am, etc. The school features various teachers that have locations in which they teach in ranging from Wesley Chapel to South Tampa. Our teachers are passionate about not only their areas of focus but also about spreading knowledge of music.
Worried about the pandemic and being able to learn music? Have no fear, Barrett is here! No shared instruments, no waiting rooms, no classrooms. You and your musician can choose whether you want to carry out music lessons online or in the comfort of your own home. That being said, the student utilizes their own instrument to enhance their learning. Barrett offers the added benefit of limited exposure and fewer germs, all while learning something new.
The image above is of one of our beloved drum teachers, Tyler. In this image, he is at one of his in-person drum lessons. As you can see, his student as well as himself are wearing masks to further enable comfort and safety. Does your musician want to play the drums? Gift them lessons and Tyler could be the one who teaches them how to do so!
Music is one of those things that will never go away. Once you gift someone music and they learn it, then you benefit in the long run as they progress and you listen to it. Barrett offers a unique opportunity for one-on-one lessons. This will allow your student and our instructor to build this bond that could potentially last forever. And you, the person gifting these lessons, would be responsible for this blossoming relationship. How awesome is that? You benefit by getting to hear your students play well or better than before. Everyone benefits and has fun doing so.
Johns Hopkins has done various studies that support the common idea that music is good for the brain.
“There are few things that stimulate the brain the way music does,” says one Johns Hopkins otolaryngologist. “If you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the aging process, listening to or playing music is a great tool. It provides a total brain workout.”
While music benefits the brain, learning to play an instrument can do more for you and your body. Improved posture, help to provide structure to one's life, as well as increase one's stamina. Barrett values providing students with an appreciation for music, increasing their passion. However, the long-term underlying effects of learning music are just as essential when it comes to being a successful student.
Another small way in which lessons with us is a gift that keeps on giving!
Is your musician itching to be involved again? Covid-19 has not stopped our school from seeking opportunities for our students!
For example, for Halloween this year we had a virtual recital for our students. Parents and family members could join and watch! Students were encouraged to dress up for their performances throughout the recital. It was a great time and a new way for us to keep our students active and involved with each other.
Our upcoming events include our Winter Wonderland Concert and what's called the Festival. Our holiday concert will be on December 13th at 5 pm! It will be a jolly time watching our students perform Christmas favorites just in time for the holidays! The Festival is a more formal competition in which students are selected. This year the Festival will be held in 8 varying locations throughout the month of February to ensure musicians' safety during this time.