Friday, August 19, 2016

New Calendar for 2016-17

Here is the latest Music Education Center calendar for the 2016-17 school year. It's going to be another great year!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Danielle's New Student

By Sandra Keifer-Roberts

I need to make a confession.

35 years ago, I was a college student, majoring in voice. I was surrounded by music, and I was gloriously busy with the task of making beautiful sounds that would fill the hearts and souls of listeners.

But something happened, and I decided to walk away from the music program. Actually, it wasn't something: it was a lot of things. I argued with my cellist roommate. I got married. I changed my major to please my employer.

I stayed in the choir one more year, but that was the end of my singing adventure.

Many years later, I enrolled my oldest son in the piano program at The Music Education Center. His younger brother followed. When the boys got older, they sang in the high school choir, and I always looked forward to their performances. The Legacy High School music program is amazing!

Today, my sons are in college, and recently, I decided that I might like to sing again. Was my voice rusty? Yes! I needed some help! So I called The Music Education Center and scheduled an evaluation with Danielle Forbush. As the big day approached, I started to worry. Is my voice strong enough? Will I be able to sing on key? Will Danielle laugh at me?

On the day of my session, I was a nervous wreck. After clearing my throat a hundred times and gulping down water in the waiting area, I saw Danielle motion for me to come into her studio. She introduced herself and described her background as a singer and voice coach. Immediately, I felt at ease. I followed Danielle's lead as she played scales and asked me to make different sounds as I sang:

Moo moo moo moo mee mee mee mee! 

Gu gu gu gu gee gee gee gee!

She also shared breathing exercises and other strategies that will help me get ready to audition for a local choir! That's right; Danielle said I can still sing, even after all of these years. All I need is some vocal exercise. (You can imagine the tears in my eyes!) All of her sessions are recorded, and I practice throughout the week by playing the lessons back on my phone.

And this week, we're going to start a new song! I can't believe I'm doing it! Thank you, Danielle!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

MEC's 2015-2016 Calendar

It's hard to believe that another summer is coming to an end, but the fall still offers plenty of opportunities for fun, laughter, and music!

Our new 2015-2016 calendar is now available on our website!

Let's make this a great year for music education and fun!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

WInners of the Flashcard Contest

Here are our Flashcard Contest winners!

Rachel Clayton - 1st Place

 - She improved by 36 flashcards - her highest number of note flashcards is 119 in a minute.

Parker Remund - 2nd Place
 - He improved by 27 flashcards

 Calista Nguyen - 3rd Place
 - She improved by 17 - her highest number of note flashcards is 114 in a minute

 Congrats to all of them for all their hard work and efforts.  We had 10 runner ups who improved by 10 or more.  They all received a free piece of sheet music.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Music Education Center offers instruction in:






Percussion / Drums

We also offer referral rewards, and we currently have openings for guitar, voice, and strings students!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Flashcard Challenge!

The competition is heating up, piano students! Who is going to win the Flashcard Challenge? It's not too late, so keep working! What's your best time, and can you beat it?

Two First prizes: Pillow chum

Two Second prizes: $25 Gift certificate

Two Third prizes: Cute stuffed bear

Thursday, January 15, 2015