By Mindy Cabral, The Magazine, September 2007
Research has shown that children learn music similar to learning a language and those who begin at an early age have higher test scores in vocabulary, language and mathematics. The skills taught develop children not only in music, but also socially, creatively, and academically.
Music education is important. Little School of Music specializes in teaching music to young children in the greater Santa Clarita Valley by creating a fun, positive, encouraging, and lively classroom setting. Our goal is for all SCV parents to give their children the experience of learning music. This comfortable classroom environment allows children and parents the freedom to love and appreciate music, while learning to create and have fun making music together for a lifetime of enjoyment.
In each 45 to 55 minute class, parents join their children to experience and learn the fundamentals of music. We offer classes for children 3 months to ten years using age-appropriate materials and activities. Children 3 months to 3 years learn musical skills including steady beat, pitch matching, singing, instrument playing, timing and memory skills. Children 4 years and older also learn note reading, piano, guitar, recorder, world percussion, theory, composition, and ensemble playing. Children who attend these weekly music classes are prepared for advanced private study and participation in musical ensembles such as school band or chorus.
Owner “Miss Mindy” Cabral, is an accomplished musician and music educator with over 10 years of experience. She attended the Juilliard School in New York and graduated with a Music Performance Degree from USC. She has performed with numerous groups including Michael Bolton, the Four Tops, and as a guest soloist with the New West Symphony. After extensive music education training and experience, she opened the Little School of Music in 2005. Mindy also shares her passion with local elementary schools by developing and teaching music education programs.
To create awareness of music education for children, Little School of Music proudly displays educational materials for parents at the Baby Expo, Kids Expo and is the music sponsor for the SCV Chamber of Commerce Arts and Literacy Festival.
Little School of Music is located at: 26111 Bouquet Canyon Rd. #G5 Santa Clarita, CA 91350. For further information, please call 661-222-2239 or visit: www.LittleSchoolofMusic.com.
“My two children began at Little School of Music when they were 3 months and 18 months. After two years of music classes, they can’t wait to start back in September!” -Melissa Linhart, parent