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10 of the Best Places for Kids’ Music Lessons in Houston

kidsmusiclessonsParents need to be aware of the benefits of music lessons. These benefits go far beyond learning to play a few songs on the piano or strum some tunes around a summer campfire. Montreal researchers discovered that music lessons before age seven generate stronger networks in the brain, and also revealed that the changes in the brain extend beyond the skill of playing an instrument. Language and reasoning skills are sharpened by musical instruction, so you’re actually giving your child an academic head start when you enroll her in classes. These are ten of the most popular and high-quality haunts for pint-sized musicians in the making living in the Houston area.

1. Gymboree Play and Music

or the tiny tot from birth to five years of age, learning and play are combined here. The Central Houston location at 1990 Post Oak Road offers classes throughout the week. Early musical instruction is a great way to help your child reach developmental milestones, so stop by Gymboree to find the perfect class for your little virtuoso.

2. Memorial Music Together

Another program for very small children is located on Memorial Drive in Houston at the Presbyterian Church. Research-based music instruction for kids gives them an opportunity to get physical while they learn to make music together. You can take your newborn to this program designed for kids from birth to five. The Music Together program is built on the premise that humans are inherently musical. Adult involvement is strongly encouraged in this developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum.

3. Project GreenRoom

If you are looking for short term music lessons, Project GreenRoom may be the option for you. They offer singing lessons for children and teens in a series of two 4-week sessions. Guitar lessons are also available, along with acting and modeling. Kids will enjoy the games and skill-building activities, and they will have opportunities to perform as well.

4. Diaz Music Institute

Add a little cultural flavor to your kids music lessons by letting them participate in the Diaz Music Institute’s three week summer music workshop. Energetic, caring instructors work with elementary, middle and high school students. This non-profit fine arts institution is known for its youth ensemble, Caliente. These young people perform around the greater Houston area and nationwide. The institute is dedicated to the preservation and performance of Latin Music.

5. Lyric Music Studio

Kids can start classes in the Kindermusik classes at lyric music studio when they’re three years old. They will learn to sing with other children, but Lyric Music studio also has group piano classes for kids 7 to 11. Youngsters over the age of 10 can also take private piano lessons. Dulcimer classes are added to the roster during the summer.

6. Tempo School of Music

Parents who want a wide choice of instrumental instruction will want to check into Tempo School of Music. A few experienced and dedicated professional music instructors created Tempo School of Music in West Houston over ten years ago. All of the lessons here are private, and you have a choice of guitar, piano, bass guitar, voice, sax, flute and clarinet. No matter what age your child is or what style your child would like to learn, the instructors at Tempo School of Music are ready to play.

7. Prelude Music Classes for Children

This music school offers the Music Together curriculum, so parents and caregivers spend time with the little ones in music related activities. Prelude teaches classes that help parents and children learn about music and develop the ear. At the same time they learn the fundamentals like rhythm, pitch, tempo, and dynamics. This is all taught in a relaxed, encouraging environment. It’s the perfect way to introduce your little one to the world of music.

8. Bridges Academy of Fine Arts

Parents intent on getting private lesson for their children may be interested in Bridges Academy of Fine Arts. Some of the most experienced instructors in Houston are affiliated with the Academy. They offer private lessons in piano, voice, strings, winds, and guitar. Registration is ongoing, and the director is available to chat anytime concerning your child’s musical education. Songplay is also offered for infants and toddlers and their parents so whatever the age of your child, the Academy has a class that will fit.

9. Suzuki School of Houston

The Suzuki School of Houston was founded in 1973, offering generations of kids the opportunity to learn the violin from a young age. For parents seeking a Suzuki-method curriculum for their youngster, SSH is definitely worth a visit.

10. Camp Jam

Learn about band dynamics, secrets of the trade, performance skills and rock and roll history at this exciting summer camp. It is the vision of rock guitarist and songwriter Jeff Carlisi of the band .38 Special. Young musicians have an opportunity to interact with industry professionals, and at the end of each session they have an opportunity to perform live on stage in front of an audience. If you have a mini-rocker between the ages of seven and ten, check out Camp Jam Kidz. These youngsters will have a chance to learn an instrument of their choosing with more hands-on instruction. They also get to play their first gig at the end of the week.

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