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Philosophy

At B Sharp, we beleive music is a multi-dimensional human experience. It provokes the imagination, stirs up an internal rhythm and taps into one’s emotions from happy to sad to agitated to euphoric! Learn more about how we keep this idea at the forefront of our teaching philosophy.

I am fortunate to have had music as an integral part of my entire life and have learned so many life lessons through my experiences in music.  As a student of music, I have benefited from the experience of participating in an ensemble where the output from the efforts of many resulted in great performances that wouldn’t be attained with individual effort.

The task of participating with a group of fellow musicians to create a real time, one-of-a-kind, musical expression transcends our sense of the ordinary to a sense of beauty and humanity unlike any other collaboration.

At every stage of my life, music has connected me with new friends. I learned that only through hard work and lots of practice, would my playing improve. I learned to keep my chin up when losing my chair to a challenger or when making a mistake in a solo. I learned that through perseverance, I could achieve my goals.

As music teacher and a mother of four, I have learned all the cognitive benefits of exposure to and engagement in music making. From imporved math performance, to language development to coordination, we learn more everyday of research that supports the many developmental benefits of music. “

– Monica Corbett,

B Sharp Founder

 

Curriculum Focus Areas

Musical Concepts

Rhythm, pitch, tempo, and dynamics are introduced through singing, instrument playing, and moving and listening to music.

Coordination

Coordination and motor skills are developed through action rhymes, clapping hands, playing drums, marching to music, and signing songs

Critical Listening

Children will learn to differentiate between fast and slow, high and low, and through a variety of echoing exercises.

Impact

Music education prepares students for more than just a music career! Early exposure to music has been proven to in the following areas:

Speech and language skills.

Academic success in a STEM subjects.

Memory and pattern recognition.

... and so much more!