Register NOW for Fall Lessons!
Get a head start and enroll for music lessons right now!!! This is the best time to enroll for lessons because our teachers have more availability. Schedules fill up quickly the closer we get to the middle of the semester.
Lessons are scheduled on a first come, first served so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
Offering Piano, Ukulele, Guitar, Bass,Voice, and Violin to all ages!!
Call us at 217-359-0541 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!!
Music Together-Fall Fiddle Collection/Sept 10th-Nov 17th
Registration for the Fall Fiddle Collection is still under way!
We have available spots on the following classes:
Tue @ 6:15pm;
Wed @ 10:15am;
Wed @ 6:15pm;
Thu @ 10:15am
New Songbook this Fall!
The first edition of our new family songbook series is here!
Each song in the Fiddle collection is brought to life through colorful and engaging illustrations by award-winning artist Jaime Kim. The new book will inspire your family to play with music all week long. You'll find it helpful to learn the lyrics, as a jumping-off point for creative storytelling, and to learn more about the songs you're singing in class. Your child may enjoy snuggling with you and singing through the whole book at once-or opening to a page to tell you what song they want to sing!
Sing, Dance, Drum and Jam with your Newborn, Toddler or Preschoolers in our research-based, fun-filled Family Music Class, Music Together®.
Get ready to explore:
* Musical Play
* Child-Friendly Instruments
* High Quality Songbooks & CDs to use at home
* Sing, Dance, Jam and Drum!
Babies - 5 years old/ Babies under 6 months are free with paid sibling.
Space is limited; register now!
Brand New to the Program? Try a FREE class today!!
Learn more...call 217-359-0541217-359-0541.
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Save the Date:
Holiday Recital scheduled for December 8th !
NEW Location: First Baptist Church in Savoy!
CSM's Holiday Recital is scheduled to happen on Saturday, December 8th!
The event will be held on a new location:
First Baptist Church in Savoy!
Check out the address here
Save the date and keep on practicing!!
For more information, email us at: email@example.com
We know your schedule might change throughout Summer, so if you need to miss a couple of lessons, it's ok!! You can make up for missed lessons through our Master Classes!!
Take a look at our 3 months Make-Up Class Schedule!!
September, October and November Make-Up Class Schedule here!
Articles of the Month:
How to stop nagging your child to practice their musical instrument
by Timothy McKenry
Parent encouragement, though well-intended, can quickly descend into nagging. And the reality of a child learning an instrument at home - the unpolished sounds, the seemingly incessant technical work (scales and arpeggios) - can challenge the family dynamic.
So, what can parents do to encourage their children to practise? The following practical tips are drawn from multiple studies conducted by musicians, teachers and educational psychologists.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Music Therapy
by Laura Tam
What is music therapy?
Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address all aspects of wellness, including physical, emotional, cognitive, and social areas across the lifespan.
Who can benefit from music therapy?
Music therapists work with individuals from birth to end of life, using music as a tool to address developmental needs and improve the quality of life for each individual.
What does a typical music therapy session look like?
In music therapy, a client will participate in various music experiences. Whether that may be making, listening or moving to music, each experience is designed with individualized goals in mind to help improve areas such as communication, pain and anxiety reduction, social skills, physical motor skills, and overall wellness.
What is the difference between music therapy and adaptive lessons?
The primary focus of music therapy is to use music as an effective tool to help improve non-musical goals (including communication, social skills, physical motor skills, and cognitive skills). In an adaptive lesson, the primary focus is to learn musical skills or learn to play a musical instrument. In an adaptive lesson, teaching adaptations such as giving special attention to sensory-needs, added use of visual aids, developmentally-appropriate strategies, and support for anxiety and coping skills would be implemented to help students comfortably and effectively learn an instrument and grow as a musician.
Ms.Laura is a Music Therapist and is currently a member of our Teacher's team!
August and September
Question of the Month!
August Question of the Month Winner:
Elliott K.- The key signature of A gets 3 #!
September Question of the Month:
Which notes gets 1 beat in a 2/2 time signature?