Seminar: Helping Your Child Excel at a Musical Instrument

Ruth Roland, the Strings Coordinator for the Music Tree Preparatory School, will present the discussion Helping Your Child Excel at a Musical Instrument Tuesday, November 6 at 7 p.m. The seminar will be open to all current and prospective Music Tree parents. The seminar is based on Helping Parents Practice: Ideas for Making it Easier by Edmund Sprunger, a renowned violin teacher and psychotherapist. A former student of Dr. Shin'ichi Suzuki, Suzuki Method™ originator, Edmund Sprunger has t...
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Chamber Music Coaches, String Faculty

Ruth Roland holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and has been teaching for more than 30 years. A performer, recording artist, and award-winning composer, she has given recitals and workshops at universities, public schools, and youth orchestras. Among her performance credits are shows with such artists as Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson, and the Moody Blues, as well as with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baton Rouge Symphony, and Opéra Louisiane. She works in...
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Music Tree offers Chamber Groups and string coaching

Music Tree Chamber Groups is a new opportunity to work with highly credentialed string coaches in group settings. Chamber Group specifics: Small groups of three to six musicians Group rehearsals and performances Regular meeting time convenient to all members Personalized coaching by highly-credentialed faculty Open to any instruments or voice parts Opportunities for touring, performances, and competitions A cost of $300 per student for ten 45-minute coaching session...
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Sinella Aghasi Moshabad joins faculty as violin instructor

The Music Tree Prep School is excited to welcome Sinella Aghasi Moshabad, a violinist, music educator, and arts administrator, to its faculty. Miss Sinella is currently an LSU Doctor of Musical Arts candidate under the direction of Espen Lilesllatten majoring in Violin Performance with a minor in Arts Administration. Miss Sinella was accepted into the music high school of Tehran-Iran at 11 and earned her diploma in music specializing in the violin with a minor in voice. She has performed in d...
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Guitarist, music educator joins Music Tree faculty

Renowned guitarist Arnold Cardon’s career has taken him across the country and Asia as a backup guitarist for touring acts. He has performed with country, jazz, blues, and rock bands and is considered by many to be one the best guitarists in contemporary American music. Mr. Arnold also has managed double duty as a music educator with specialties in guitar instruction and garage band development. The Music Tree is proud to welcome Mr. Arnold to our faculty and announce his availability for les...
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Express your unique time signature at Dave Camp!

Do you love to write your own music? Calling all middle and high school students who are budding songwriters and composers – join us for Dave Camp! Baton Rouge’s own Dave Hinson brings students together to create and perform original tunes. A classically trained bassist, Hinson has a passion for bringing people together to make music. His extensive teaching and professional resume includes 25 years with the Baton Rouge Symphony and work for the East Baton Rouge Talented Music Program. We ...
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Preschool Music offered this Fall!

  Early exposure to music and movement unlocks both social and intellectual development in preschoolers. The Music Tree Prep School provides the expertise and fertile soil needed to grow and enhance young minds in the Early Birds Music Program for children ages 3 to 4 years old and the Baby Bird Program for children up to 2 years old. The Fall 2018 classes will be held on Wednesday from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m., Baby Birds; and 2:15 to 3 p.m., Early Birds, and will be taught by Music Tree ...
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Music Tree hosting Strings Festival

The Music Tree Prep School will host its inaugural Strings Festival Sunday, March 18 at the school, 4833 Church St. in Zachary. Students will be given an opportunity to prepare a short program and receive a professional, but friendly evaluation. Ruth Roland, Music Tree strings coordinator said the festival is open to all students of violin, viola, cello, fiddle, and bass. There is no age limit and private instruction is not a requirement. String players from any geographic location—includ...
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Preschool Music enhances skills, development

Early exposure to music and movement unlocks both social and intellectual development in preschoolers. The Music Tree Prep School provides the expertise and fertile soil needed to grow and enhance young minds in the Early Birds Music Program for children ages 2 and a half to 4 years old. The Spring 2018 classes will be held on Mondays at 1 p.m. and will be taught by Music Tree vocal instructor Nancy Hendrick who also holds certifications in preschool music education. In research publis...
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Study: Music effective dementia care intervention

Press Release: Commission Brings Evidence Based Research and Recommendations for Effective Dementia Care using Music-based Interventions A new report providing a robust and unique examination into the benefits of music-based interventions for people with dementia was presented to an audience of medical providers, celebrities, policy-makers, academics, clinicians, and charity leaders at the House of Lords in London on Thursday, January 18. The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), wit...
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