Just a reminder…

Hi students and parents,

Just a reminder that lesson fees are due for the following month by the last lesson of each month.

This ensures your lesson time is locked in for the following month and makes me not have to chase you up with an extra fee for late payment!

Belinda xx

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Music Can Make You More Creative!

I came across this article, recently, and thought it was worth sharing. :

Here’s Proof That Music Can Do More Than Just Make You Feel Good

“Levitin explained that the field of neuroscience has identified two primary modes of brain operation: Either you’re paying attention to something very closely and you’re deeply engaged in a task, or you’re in “mind-wandering mode,” which involves daydreaming and flitting from thought to thought. As Levitin put it, “It’s a flood of different thoughts that feel unconnected and loose.”

“It’s in this mode where almost all of our creativity happens, and where we’re able to come up with innovative solutions to problems.”

Of course it does! 🙂

Belinda xx

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Upcoming Gig: Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Belinda Salvidge Minstrels, a band I formed with Jon Catalona and Scott Donaldson, will be livening things up outside the Berkeley Hat Company this weekend, playing lively jigs and reels. Adding to the merriment will be Wind Bubble Riders — a fun activity for kids of all ages.

It’s an early gig (and it’s also free), so bring the family and down to Telegraph Avenue to enjoy some great music and maybe even find yourself a stylish hat!

We’ll be playing some toe-tapping tunes, so we hope you can stop by and enjoy it.

Belinda xx

Date:
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Time:
1pm until 4pm

Venue:
The Berkeley Hat Company
2510 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

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It’s the little things…

It’s the little things that make my life as a music teacher so enriching. Take this card, for example.

One of my very young students wrote me a thank you note for teaching her this year. How could it not warm your heart, looking at how studied and hard she tried to make it perfect! Lovely!

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Her parents wrote me a note on the other side. I asked them if it would be alright to share their kind words, and they agreed.

Dear Belinda, 

I cannot thank you enough for being the perfect music teacher for our very distractible child. Your energy has allowed her to blossom musically just at the exact rate she needed in order for her to love what she has learned. 

Thank you, thank you!

Sincerely, 

Pari and Javier

A very big hug and thank you right back to Heleyna, Pari and Javier! It’s been a pleasure and I look forward to continuing to see Heleyna grow as a musician.

Belinda xx