Preschool Music offered this summer!

Preschool Music offered this summer!

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 Summer 2018 classes will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and will be taught by Music Tree vocal instructor Nancy Hendrick who also holds certifications in preschool music education.

In research published in the early 1980s, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner concluded that ‘music is a way of knowing.’ His work argues that music intelligence is equal in importance to logical – mathematical intelligence, linguistic intelligence, spatial intelligence, bodily – kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and intrapersonal intelligence.

Hendrick incorporates both music and movement in Early Birds classes. The Early Childhood Music and Movement Association says 85 percent of brain development happens by 3 years old. As children grow, they need to learn specific activities that are important for development.

The Early Bird lessons build skill foundations crucial to emerging development. Very young children, for example, begin to scoot and crawl for movement and while these activities are part of eventually learning to walk, they are also essential for brain development. Patterned activities in preschool music classes, such as clapping to music or jumping in time to a beat stimulate brain function and help the brain to organize thoughts and behaviors.

Hendrick graduated from Manhattan School of Music where she studied voice with world renowned mezzo soprano, Mignon Dunn. While in New York, Ms. Hendrick performed the roles of Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Susannah in Le Nozze Di Figaro and Musetta in La Boheme.  Ms. Hendrick was a first place winner in the Regional NATS competition and a Metropolitan Opera Regional Council Audition Finalist.

Preschool Music / Early Birds
8-week session   $250

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For more information or assistance in registration, please email or call Dr. Thais Perkins at (225) 654-1271.

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Classes cancelled due to weather conditions

Classes cancelled due to weather conditions


Dear Parents and Students: Due to the continued winter weather and road conditions, we have decided to cancel all lessons for today, Wednesday, January 17. We will reschedule makeups during your next lesson. Please be safe and stay warm! If you had a lesson scheduled today, please check in and let us know you received this message. Faculty have been contacting their students, but we want to make absolutely sure each of you is aware the Music Tree will be closed again today. If you are registering a new student or have questions about our program, someone is available and responding through comments below.

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Time to register for fall lessons, classes

Time to register for fall lessons, classes

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Online form makes for fast Fall registration

Online form makes for fast Fall registration

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Band camp: Let the rock star in you shine through!

Band camp: Let the rock star in you shine through!

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Summer isn’t over yet, which means we still have all the time in the world to play music to our heart’s content!

Reserve your spot now for our combined Garage Band Camp, running from Monday July 24 – Friday July 28, 10 am – 2 p.m. for middle school and high school students.  No previous music experience is required and instruments are available for use during the camp. This is a fun way to wrap-up the summer and possibly get your first rock band experience! Those interested please contact me directly: (225) 502-6393. Visit our Summer Camps page for links to register and pay tuition.

It’s also not too late to arrange private lesson sessions. Here is a link for you to choose options during the week that will work for your lesson time:

Mr. Ian’s Summer Music Tree Scheduler

Please choose any and ALL options that work for your schedule. Once everyone has participated I will “put the puzzle together” and get back to you with your set time slot. Lessons will run 8 weeks through all of June and July. I am completely flexible with vacation schedules…if you are out of town a week, we can double up our time before or after your trip.

With the usual everyday school workload removed, this season provides an opportunity to dramatically improve your abilities. So lay down the iPhones & video games and pick up those guitars!

— Mr. Ian

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Music Tree now offering new Chamber Orchestra

Music Tree now offering new Chamber Orchestra

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The Music Tree Prep School is offering a special Chamber Orchestra experience for student string musicians in and around the Zachary area. The group will meet for eight Saturdays starting September 24th at 1:30 p.m. and is open to students who have taken private lessons or have played in a school orchestra.

The Chamber Orchestra will be led by Music Tree Faculty Deborah Riberio and Unusdean Errandonea. Violinist Deborah Riberio is the 2016 winner of the Sidney M. Blitzer Award in Violin Performance. A native of Brazil, Riberio won the honor by earning the top violinist spot in the LSU School of Music’s annual concerto competition.

Cellist Unusdean Errandonea was a scholarship student of Natalia Khoma at the College of Charleston and has performed in Europe, North and South America. He has been a featured soloist with the College of Charleston Chamber Orchestra. He is a former faculty member at Charles Academy of Music and holds a master’s degree cello performance from Louisiana State University.

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Tuition for the eight-week session will be $100. For more information, contact Dr. Thais Perkins at musictreeprep@gmail.com or call (225) 654-1271.

The Music Tree, located in Zachary, La., offers private instruction in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, saxophone, and percussion. In addition, we offer weekly classes in Music Theory and Preschool Music. Ensembles include Garage Band and Chamber Orchestra. All of the faculty are professional musicians, and are members of national organizations that provide performance and competition opportunities.

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Early Bird music enhances preschool development

Early Bird music enhances preschool development

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preschool_logoEarly 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 Fall 2016 classes will be held on Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. and will be taught by Music Tree vocal instructor Nancy Hendrick who also holds certifications in preschool music education.

In research published in the early 1980s, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner concluded that ‘music is a way of knowing.’ His work argues that music intelligence is equal in importance to logical – mathematical intelligence, linguistic intelligence, spatial intelligence, bodily – kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and intrapersonal intelligence.

Hendrick incorporates both music and movement in Early Birds classes. The Early Childhood Music and Movement Association says 85 percent of brain development happens by 3 years old. As children grow, they need to learn specific activities that are important for development.

The Early Bird lessons build skill foundations crucial to emerging development. Very young children, for example, begin to scoot and crawl for movement and while these activities are part of eventually learning to walk, they are also essential for brain development. Patterned activities in preschool music classes, such as clapping to music or jumping in time to a beat stimulate brain function and help the brain to organize thoughts and behaviors.

Hendrick graduated from Manhattan School of Music where she studied voice with world renowned mezzo soprano, Mignon Dunn. While in New York, Ms. Hendrick performed the roles of Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Susannah in Le Nozze Di Figaro and Musetta in La Boheme.  Ms. Hendrick was a first place winner in the Regional NATS competition and a Metropolitan Opera Regional Council Audition Finalist.

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For more information or assistance in registration, please email or call Dr. Thais Perkins at (225) 654-1271.

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Post-flooding message from the Music Tree

Post-flooding message from the Music Tree

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Dear Parents:

As we get ready to begin our semester on Monday, please know that our thoughts are with you and all of your extended family during this time of grief and stress and hard work.

Although we will begin lessons Monday, we know that some of you have been greatly effected by the flood. If you need to wait to begin your semester, please contact me. I will pass this message on to your instructor.

If you have not heard from your teacher for scheduling and you would like to have them contact you please let me know.

We will all pull together and move forward into this new normal.

Dr. Thais Perkins
Music Tree Prep

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Welcome to the Music Tree Fall Semester

Welcome to the Music Tree Fall Semester

Dear Parents:

Lessons begin Monday, August 22nd
Classes begin Monday, August 29th

MT_blacklogo_450Returning Students: please contact your instructor (please let me know if you need contact information!)

New Students: send an email at musictreeprepschool@gmail.com so that we can put you in touch with the appropriate teacher

Special Note: Carol White has retired from the Music Tree, and Leticia Rodrigues has moved to Houston. Although we are sad to lose these most wonderful teachers, we have two new fabulous piano instructors: Weiying Tang, who is a doctoral student of piano at LSU, and Emily Ball, who has a masters degree in piano pedagogy.

We hope that you settle into the school year well, and look forward to seeing you later this month.

Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with as we prepare to start our Fall semester at the Music Tree.

Sincerely,

Dr.Thais Perkins
Music Tree Prep

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Welcome to the Fall Semester at Music Tree Prep!

Welcome to the Fall Semester at Music Tree Prep!

Dear Parents:

Lessons begin Monday, August 22nd
Classes begin Monday, August 29th

Returning Students: please contact your instructor (please let me know if you need contact information!)

New Students: send an email at musictreeprepschool@gmail.com so that we can put you in touch with the appropriate teacher

Special Note: Carol White has retired from the Music Tree, and Leticia Rodrigues has moved to Houston. Although we are sad to lose these most wonderful teachers, we have two new fabulous piano instructors: Weiying Tang, who is a doctoral student of piano at LSU, and Emily Ball, who has a masters degree in piano pedagogy.

We hope that you settle into the school year well, and look forward to seeing you later this month.

Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with as we prepare to start our Fall semester at the Music Tree.

Sincerely,

Dr.Thais Perkins
Music Tree Prep

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