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May 18th - GMG's Annual
Music Celebration Concert -
You must register online for
this event. The concert will
be held at Bookman
Elementary School and will
begin at 4pm, students are
asked to arrive no later than
June 1st - Maestro Music
Student Showcase at GMG
Music Center. Lake
Carolina, Rice Creek and
Langford will be performing
at 1pm. Bookman and CFA
will be performing at 4pm.
June 10th - July 3rd -
Summer Music Academy
Session I Ages 13-18
July 2nd - SMA Session I
Concert at the Village at
July 3rd - SMA Session I
Concert Downtown Lake
July 15th - August 9th -
Summer Music Academy
Session II Ages 7-12
August 8th - SMA II Concert
at the Village at Sandhills
August 9th - SMA II Concert
Downtown Lake Carolina
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Celebrating 10 Years 2003-2013
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GMG Music Center is offering a brand new program called
Maestro Music on location at local schools! We are currently
enrolling schools for the 2012-2013 academic year. Please
contact GMG Music Center if you would like more information in
offering Maestro Music on location at your school!
I look forward to speaking with you!
Tembi Gray, Director
Benefits of Music Education
It Teaches Discipline
Learning to play an instrument is like learning to speak another
language and it can be challenging at times. One of the
qualities music students possess is discipline. You have to be
disciplined in order to master playing your instrument. You
have to set time each day to practice, practice and practice
Playing a Musical Instrument makes you Smarter
Many studies have been conducted on the effects of music to
the brain. Scientists say that children who are exposed to
music or those who play an instrument do better in school than
those who don't. Recent research suggests exposure to music
may benefit a child's reading age, IQ and the development of
certain parts of the brain.
Playing a Musical Instrument is Fun
Sure it can be a lot of hard work but there is no denying
playing an instrument is fun. Once you get better at it,
opportunities will arise for you to share your newly learned skill
with your family and friends. Who knows, you may also
consider playing professionally in the future. Playing a music
instrument opens up a lot of good possibilities that will surely
enrich your life.
GMG Music Center
Maestro Music is a supplementary after school enrichment music
program offered to elementary school students ages 7 and up once
a week after school in their choice of piano or guitar.
Maestro Music is held at the school for 45 minutes once a week. It
is designed to introduce students to music making and foster a love
for music in the lives of children while at the same time teaching
them music fundamentals that will last a lifetime.
Maestro Music teaches students in a group how to play a musical
instrument, to read music, compose, improvise and develop
performance skills. We introduce children to music making at young
ages because we know and understand that students involved in
music benefit in several ways such as higher scores in math and
increased reasoning skills as these are just some of the benefits.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What if Maestro Music is not offered at my child's school?
If you are a parent interested in your child's school signing up for
Maestro Music, please contact our office and we will connect with
your child's school. We will also be in contact with you so that you
can be informed of the status.
What if students enrolled in Maestro Music do not own
instruments at home?
That is not a problem, Maestro Music is designed to introduce
students to musical instruments, therefore they are not required to
own one at home. Maestro Music provides each student with
musical instruments during class. If you wish to purchase a musical
instrument for your child please feel free to contact the office and
we can recommend a good quality instrument for your child.
How long does Maestro Music last?
Maestro Music is held throughout the year with weekly 45 minute
How much will it cost for parents to enroll their children in
The registration and material fee is $50 and the program tuition is
$50 per month.
How many students are in a group class and what are the
benefits of group music instruction?
There are eight to ten students in a Maestro Music class. There are
many benefits of group music including the opportunity for students
to play in an ensemble. Group instruction also gives students the
opportunity to interact with other students their age interested in
music making, which then creates a safe environment to share and
express themselves musically.
To enroll your child in Maestro Music click here for the online
Maestro Music Schedule:
MONDAY - Bookman Road Elementary - 3pm-3:45pm
TUESDAY - Center for Achievement - 3pm-3:45pm
WEDNESDAY - Lake Carolina Elementary - 3pm-3:45pm
THURSDAY - Rice Creek Elementary - 3pm-3:45pm
FRIDAY - Langford Elementary - 3pm-3:45pm