The Music Room

First Jam Session a Success!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 by Sharon Hale | group lesson

Thank you to all who participated in The Music Room's first Jam Session!  What fun we had!  

We started the evening playing a couple of games (did the kids realize they were learning while playing??) - Rhythm Cups and Music Bingo. Then we shared some amazing cupcakes provided by piano mom Asi Vellekat (the woman is a secret baker!!). Next we spent some time taking turns trying to play simple songs by ear with another student accompanying with easy chord patterns. Finally, we had a free for all where each student took a turn playing a favorite piece, including a duet or two.  Ben added to the fun by bringing his Ableton Push and putting down a little rhythm to go along with some of the songs.

My favorite part of the night? When kids were packing up to go and a student said, "This was fun. When can we do it again?" 

Easy answer. April 25! Kids 11 and under from 7-8, 12 and older 8-9. I must have an RSVP (you can register directly on the website), though, because I learned from experience that 5-6 is about the max that will work in my small studio until I get the basement set up, so it will be first come, first served. There is no charge for this event....this is the FUN of music! 

Sharon

One thing that sets The Music Room apart from other studios is individualized instruction. There is no one size fits all. I employ a variety of methods and music to help each student connect with music and be able to express themselves effectively according to their learning style and personality. Here are just a few of the books and methods Music Room students will be using this fall!

Advanced Ensemble (4 teens with several years of lessons), Rapids Ride (same as video above)