Melody Music Studios

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800-635-6391
Event information
Who: All musicians 8-18 years old
What: Melody Music Studios presents Young Stars Music Competition When: April 14, 2012 at 3:30pm
Where: The Village Theatre, 233 Front St, Danville CA
Youngs Stars Competition Teaches Professional Performance Skills in Fun Environment
Melody Music Studios founder and director and teacher, Kathi Kerr, is quite frank about what music learning should be about. It’s right there on the front page of her Melody Music Studios website.
“Our music instructors believe music lessons and voice lessons should be fun, while challenging at the same time. We offer a positive approach to music lessons…”
And while music lessons should be fun for all, many of Melody Music’s students will become professional players. And a professional must develop performance skills at an early age.
“When students participate in a competition, it is a motivating and inspiring experience.” says…

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Jason Jason graduated from the University of Nevada Reno in Reno, NV with a bachelor’s in Classical Guitar Performance. He’s currently a graduate student at UNR to receive his Master’s in Music. Jason is a member of UNR Guitar Ensemble, Jazz and Choral programs, and was recipient of the Berringer Music Scholarship. Jason has been teaching since 1995, including teaching the physically and mentally disabled. His styles he offers include classical, pop, jazz, country, R&B, blues and Latin. He’s performed classical and contemporary styles at various private venues and events, including fund raisers, throughout the Reno and Lake Tahoe areas.

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David David, studio artist, pianist, and coach, began studying piano at the age 13. He was chosen to be in a special class for talented young musicians in high school. After high school, he graduated from the Taipei National University of Arts in Taipei City, Taiwan. After that, he received his postgraduate diploma in Piano Performance and Master’s degree from the Birmingham Conservatoire. While at the Conservatoire, he gave solo recitals at concert halls and at various churches. At that time, he also continued to study under a professor at the Petersburg Conservatory in Russia. He has participated in numerous master classes, and won first prize at the Pingtung City Piano Competition and Diplomas at the National Taiwan Piano Competition. As a chamber musician and accompanist, he collaborated with many outstanding chamber music groups and soloists in Taiwan and in UK. He has also performed in Taiwan, Malaysia, Canada, Russia…

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We believe that competitions help motivate the student to be the best he or she can be! Compete in our exciting music competition in Salt Lake City, UT for piano, voice, vocal, guitar, drums, violin, cello, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, flute and saxophone! Our music competition in Salt Lake City, UT is for children ages 8-12 and ages 13-18 with trophies and other awards for the top 3 winners in both categories.

The Salt Lake City competition is scheduled for Wednesday May 09, 2012 at 1:30 PM at The Salt Lake City Recital Hall Address is: 320 East 200 South, Salt Lake City

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Like The Voice or American Idol? Check out Young Stars!


For more information contact
kathi@melodymusicstudios.com
800-635-6391
Event information
Who: All musicians 8-18 years old
What: Melody Music Studios presents Young Stars Music Competition When: April 14, 2012 at 3:30pm
Where: The Village Theatre, 233 Front St, Danville CA
Youngs Stars Competition Teaches Professional Performance Skills in Fun Environment
Melody Music Studios founder and director and teacher, Kathi Kerr, is quite frank about what music learning should be about. It’s right there on the front page of her Melody Music Studios website.
“Our music instructors believe music lessons and voice lessons should be fun, while challenging at the same time. We offer a positive approach to music lessons…”
And while music lessons should be fun for all, many of Melody Music’s students will become professional players. And a professional must develop performance skills at an early age.
“When students participate in a competition, it is a motivating and inspiring experience.” says Kathi, who has owned Melody Music since 1989. “It encourages students to reach their performance peak and it’s really valuable to watch their peers perform. A competition allows students to connect with other young musicians.”
The popularity of music contests like American Idol and The Voice influence not only music students but their parents. “For parents of musical kids, it’s often about balance,even when a child is immensely talented. Parents should be careful to offer a broad and well rounded education and help the child to develop other areas he/she may be interested in.”
Kathi points to the life of Mozart. “Mozart was a child prodigy, but at the end of his life, all he knew was how to make music, and his life was not fulfilling in terms of relationships and every day living. He died unhappy and a pauper. There’s plenty of time to diligently train on the instrument/voice while living a full and enriched life.”
Students at Melody Music Studios Young Stars Competitions are judged on their ability to play and sing with precision and dexterity. The other factors are interpretation/dynamics and stage presence.
What’s the thing Kathi most wants her Young Stars to remember?
“The first thing to remember is to relax, have fun, and believe in yourself. The times I have done my best is when I played the piano for the pure enjoyment of playing, and hoping to share my love of music with others. If the student keeps that in mind, he/she will do their best! Of course winning is a great thing to accomplish, but experiencing the joy of sharing ones music, and listening to others share theirs is the greatest part of the whole experience.”


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We believe that competitions help motivate the student to be the best he or she can be! Compete in our exciting music competition in Omaha NE for piano, voice, vocal, guitar, drums, violin, cello, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, flute and saxophone! Our music competition in Omaha NE is for children ages 8-12 and ages 13-18 with trophies and other awards for the top 3 winners in both categories.

The Omaha NE competition is scheduled for Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 7:30 PM at The Heritage Church of the Nazarene Address is: 6909 Cornhusker Rd, Papillion, NE

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