Summer in Buffalo is a blissful time to break out of our shells and be outside. For many musicians this is the busiest season of the year serenading summer outdoor festivities. But for students studying music during the summer, it doesn't have to be a daunting indoor activity.
The extra time off during summer allows people to channel their inner creativity more frequently and easily. It's the perfect opportunity to get in touch with you inner soul and channel those thoughts musically. A relaxed state of mind allows creativity to flow.
Playing Music Is Calming
Anyone living in todays modern world suffers from anxiety. Meditation is one of the healthiest ways to slow down the mind and focus on the present. Another therapeutic way to channel anxiety and calm down is playing a musical instrument. There are many therapeutic benefits that come from enjoying playing a musical instrument.
Finding enjoyment in being capable of playing favorite songs doesn't come easily. Students spend many years learning the complex language of music before they can begin playing fluently with rhythm and meaning.
A Purpose To Practice
Buffalo music instructor, Katie Ann, has designed a summer curriculum for her piano and voice students to keep them motivated to learn music. Her summer music project consists of a three exciting activities that benefit the Music Is Art foundation. The class is using their talent to specifically raise funds for the kids village at the music is art festival.
Katie Ann takes a break from the regular classical lesson plans to allow students to pick their favorite song requests to learn during her six-week summer course. This allows students to search within and make a choice, deciding for themselves what songs define them musically. Allowing this act of self expression gives students freedom to want to practice.
Talent Benefits Community
Katie Ann's summer activities allow students to have a fun experience and an opportunity to be part of the community, learning that they can help others using their creative talent derived from hard work and the determination of learning the difficult language of music.
Recording A Class Album
|Listen to the class album here|
Students took a field trip GCR Audio Recording Studio, owned by Robby Takac of the goo goo dolls and founder of the M.I.A. organization to record their class album.
Recording a song is a great method for self reflection to find your strengths and weaknesses, improving for the next time.
Record Release Benefit Event
|Students will perform, release their class album, and raise funds benefitting the kids village at the music is art festival|
Join us at Spot Coffee in Kenmore on Thursday August 22nd! Spot Coffee in Kenmore will donate 10% of all proceeds to our cause from 5:30-8:30pm. Katie Ann's students recital will begin at 6:30pm.
Class Recital At Music Is Art Festival
Katie Ann's class will perform in the 17th annual music is art festival. Check out her students performance in the kids village Saturday September 7th, 1:15-2:20pm.
Help Our Benefit
If you would like to help our class benefit by donating to the kids village at the music is art festival please attend our benefit recital at Spot coffee in Kenmore on 8/22 or donate directly to Music Is Art here. Please reference Mrs. Katie Ann Grossi's class project benefitting the kids village at M.i.A. in your online donation. Thank you.
About Katie Ann
Composer of the album, Wedding Music, ASCAP member, Katie Ann, is a music producer and music artist who has successfully released many works of art through her publishing company, LK PRO. A certified member of Wedding Wire and Buffalo Bridal Association, Katie Ann is a singing pianist specializing performing weddings and other special events. As an accomplished musician she offers voice and piano lessons to aspiring children and adults.