Please help them collect 3,000 meals for Dallas’ hungry children!
Help us collect canned food and raise online donations for the North Texas Food Bank. Let’s give to the less-fortunate children in the Lake Highlands Area! We will have a couple of boxes to collect canned food in the studio. Every time you come for your lessons, you can bring a different item (or a few).
Food For The Soul Food Drive
For the North Texas Food Bank
August 5 – October 31
Love Nurtured Music Studio
11882 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75243
Below is an online drive, where you can donate money and share with your friends and family. Each dollar you give buys three meals for families in need. I’m thankful for the opportunity to give!
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Now, this is Orchestra CRAZINESS!!
Conveniently located in the beautiful Lake Highlands area of Dallas, the Love Nurtured Music Studio provides an excellent family setting that is both sincerely warm and professional. Our music teaching studio area is comfortably large and designed so that listening to the music lessons is a pleasurable experience.
There is enough space to accommodate individual and group lessons, as well as at least ten observers. This is important, because when you come for a lesson at our studio, you don’t just sit outside “waiting your turn” -you come in to observe the lesson before and stay for the one after yours. Not only is this a good educational experience, but it also fosters the sense of community that our families cherish.
Our music studio facilities also double as a recital hall, with room for up to 80 people. It’s a great place for student recitals and fun once a month group activities. We also hold home recitals, where different families volunteer to host a recital in their homes on a revolving basis. Of course, the kids appreciate the receptions held after all these events, with their great tables of munchies and snacks!
Even with our wonderful facilities, the Love Nurtured Music Program has its greatest assets in the music learning experience and and its families that together have built a special atmosphere of musical togetherness. The basis for the Suzuki Philosophy is creating a special environment that fosters the development of every child’s talent. At the Love Nurtured Music Studio, everything we do contributes to creating a community of learning where the potential of all children can be realized to the fullest extent.
Love Nurtured Music Program
11882 Greenville Avenue (Greenville & Forest)
Dallas, TX 75243
Phone: (214) 269-8545
Congratulations to practice champion Frances for completing her 100-day practice challenge this week.
Way to go, Frances! Keep up the great work.
I’m happy to have all of our precious violin and piano students perform! I am so proud of all the work they and their parents have done and what they have accomplished. This is the best opportunity to show all that work.
Here are some details:
- The recital will take place on Sunday, May 18 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. The address is:
- Please note that due to the large number of students, both piano and violin, we will have TWO Recitals, one at 2:00 and another one at 3:30 -see below.
- Please be there NO LATER THAN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR RECITAL TIME for tuning and warm-up.
- Dress is “Sunday/Saturday Best.” No tennis shoes, t-shirts, or jeans, please.
- Please stay during the entire recital and remain quiet (keep the little ones quiet, too).
- There will be a reception after each recital, please stay and celebrate our young musicians.
I look forward to hearing you all!
Be there @ 1:30
Be there @ 3:00
Anna Victoria L.
Congratulations to Anna Victoria for her Suzuki Violin Book 3 Graduation. Anna Victoria is a very dedicated violin student and we’re so proud of her. Congratulations to her mother, Patricia, for helping her with daily home practice. Here she is smiling with her book certificate. Way to go, Anna Victoria!
Few human abilities inspire as much awe, fascination and joy as the talent to play beautiful and contemplative music, and it seems that one only need to visit YouTube to witness dozens of very young children playing the violin with jaw-dropping finesse.
But is that kind of musical ability strictly a natural gift, or can your child also develop the skills to play that well?
Violin instructor Rigo Murillo of Love Nurtured Music believes that musical talent can be developed as young as three years old through listening, imitation and repetition, and has designed a successful curriculum based on this idea.
“We assume that every child can develop abilities to play the violin,” says Murillo.
Based on a concept developed by Shinichi Suzuki, a Japanese violin teacher who taught violin to infants in Matsumoto in 1946, Murillo proves that children can develop their musical abilities beyond what most parents think is possible through group classes and daily direction — similar to how students memorize multiplication charts or the periodic table.
But for parents who aren’t too concerned with their child becoming the next Yo-Yo Ma, is there another compelling reason to enroll your child in musical studies so early?
A recent report by the Scientific American suggests that you should if you want your child to have the best advantage in life, as playing music makes us significantly smarter, and the earlier the better.
According to a recent Scientific American article, neuroscientists found a direct correlation between music learning and increased learning ability, leading to improved memory and concentration throughout one’s life, boosting the ability to multitask, work in disruptive environments and learn other languages.
The researchers found that disciplined “instrument training from an early age can help the brain to process sounds better, making it easier to stay focused when absorbing other subjects, from literature to tensor calculus.”
This information comes at a pivotal time when students are competing more than ever to get into the best colleges and graduate programs, and recent graduates vie for limited jobs, while many schools continue to cut music and arts programs to save money.
A recent report shows that, for example, the number of students enrolled in music programs in California dropped by 50% from 1999 to 2004.
Perhaps that’s why the Lake Higlands-based music establishment has lately flooded with young students’ parents wanting to try the all-inclusive musical approach.
Nolan Clark, parent of one young violinist says, “under Rigo’s guidance I’ve watched my daughter progress tremendously, and we look forward to a continued partnership with Rigo in the future.”
Through dedicated weekly one-on-one violin lessons, regular group sessions and performances, Murillo is determined to give students and their parents the best possible future and carry the remarkable gift of music with them for the rest of their lives.
As a requisite for children to be admitted in the program, Murillo simply asks parents to always be present during the program’s activities so they can conduct effective home practice sessions, and to play a prearranged musical recording playlist at home.
To find out how to give your child the gift of music, call Love Nurtured Music at 214-269-8545, or visit www.LoveNurturedMusic.org.
Besides learning how to play the violin beautifully, by enrolling your child in the Suzuki violin program, your child will also learn with ease to sharpen some valuable life and academic skills. Some of them are:
- Increased concentration and focus
- Self-esteem and confidence leaps
- Feeling comfortable in front of an audience
- The stepwise process toward mastery
- Problem-solving skills
- Life-long, positive friendships
- How to read and interpret music notation and theory
- Determination to try difficult things
- Working with others in one on one and group settings
- Sharpen auditory and possibly visual memorization skills
- Dealing with mistakes effectively
- Find the joy that comes through making music
- Learn in a supportive environment
- Much more!