At Barn Owl Music we love all kinds of music – pop, rock, blues, folk, country, classical, reggae, and jazz to name a few. We also love to help our students learn to play the music they love too.
Playing music enriches our experience and appreciation of it.
Music isn’t just for musicians; it’s for people of all ages and abilities who want to pick up an instrument and make some noise.
We strive to make music education as inclusive as possible by making it accessible, enjoyable and gratifying. Not every student has the same needs or goals, so we do our best to make lessons engaging, move at a pace that suits the individual, and follow through until they are confident with the material. We also want to make music fun (because it is!) and work toward goals that students help set. Whatever our students are passionate about learning, we are passionate about teaching.
Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full body workout.
Neuroscientists have discovered that while reading or doing math problems light up specific areas of the brain, listening to music lights up multiple areas of the brain at the same time.
When they studied people actually playing music, they saw that activity increase significantly. Multiple areas of the brain light up simultaneously, working in manner that few activities do.
This is fantastic exercise for the mind – specifically the visual, auditory and motor cortices. Playing music engages the entire brain.
As a result, musicians tend to:
- solve problems more effectively and creatively
- have higher levels of executive function
- have exceptional memory skills