Practice Makes Perfect
Beginning a career as a music student can be both exciting and daunting. Learning to read music, play an instrument, and actually produce a recognizable tune can give a young student a great feeling of accomplishment.
Having an opportunity to have private music instruction in addition to classroom instruction can aid the progress of a young student. Weekly half-hour lessons with a private teacher can provide an incentive to practice regularly, plus provide continuity in a student’s progress. The private teacher can not only reinforce what the student has learned in the classroom, but also enhance that instruction. Also, students enrolled in private lessons often have an opportunity to participate in local recitals or talent shows, as well as local, state, and even national competitions.
Linda Simpson, a teacher at Meyer Music for many years, commented:
“The private music lesson experience creates a bond between the student and the teacher, so that the student really wants to practice, wants to return for future lessons, and wants to make the teacher and his/her parents proud of any level performance. With even the smallest success, the student gains a feeling of self-worth and self-confidence that carries over to both the music classroom and other classes, as well.”
Linda also spoke about an email she just received from a student she worked with 15 years ago. The young lady had experienced many health problems in the intervening years, but she wrote:
“I now sit at the keyboard at least twenty minutes each day, and I often send my ‘thank you’ to you as I feel myself come to life at the keys. I hope you know, Mrs. Simpson, what a wonderful gift you gave to me as a child. I will always be grateful for you and our lessons!”
Music Education is the foundation upon which Meyer Music is built. Betty Meyer, a teacher of piano and beginning band, as well as the co-owner of Meyer Music, remarked:
“Piano lessons, which can begin at an early age for students, provide a foundation for all future music endeavors. The skills learned here are easily transferred to other musical instruments and become evident in the music classroom at school. We at Meyer Music do believe that ‘Making Music makes you Smarter’ in all aspects of the student’s life.”
More than 2,000 private music lessons are given weekly to students at the three Meyer Music locations. Parents that would like more information about private lessons should contact a Meyer Music’s teacher at one of our three locations below:
- Blue Springs: Betty Meyer (816) 228-5656
- Kansas City North: Mitzi Meyer Phelan (816) 746-0500
- Overland Park: Mike Meyer (913) 491-6636