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Chipotle Fundraiser

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Calling all Chipotle lovers to come dine and support Ryan Ace Music on August 8th between 4:00pm-8:00pm at the Sanford Chipotle location. To participate in our fundraiser, only in-store purchases will count. Upon ordering your food, just make sure you show the fundraiser flyer, or mention that you're with the Ryan Ace Music's fundraiser BEFORE payment and 33% of your total will be donated to our foundation. 

All proceeds will go towards helping make sure every child with a musical interest receives equal opportunity to take part in the services that we offer here at Ryan Ace Music. 

This will be another unforgettable fundraiser, so you don't want to miss it! You can RSVP by clicking the button below.

Instagram's Newest Music Feauture

Photo by  Linda Xu  on  Unsplash

Photo by Linda Xu on Unsplash

If you're an active Instagram user, you might be elated to know that the company has made it possible for users to add music to their Instagram stories. This was due to the company making deals with numerous record labels, giving them the permission to pass this feature over to users. It is available in select countries, such as Australia, France, Sweden, Germany, the UK, New Zealand, and the U.S. 

There's an entire library of songs users can choose from upon uploading their content. You can locate this under the "add to story" feature where you will then either take a photo or video and then at the bottom of the screen to your left you will see an option that says music. After clicking on the music icon, you will be shown a list of top songs to choose from, as well as a search bar if you have a particular song in mind you wish to use. After choosing the song, it will automatically be added to your story, along with the option to trim/cut the song to your liking.

All of your favorite summer hits can be found with this latest Insta music feature! If you haven't already, check it out now to upgrade your Insta stories!

 

Open House With YPATC

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Have you heard about all of the classes and activities offered here at the Youth Performing Arts Center (YPATC), but still have a few questions or unsure of whether this is the right place for your child(ren) to attend? If so, come on out to the YPATC's open house on July 20th, from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, where all of your questions will be answered. Here, you will get the chance to meet Ryan Ace Music and its wonderful team of instructors, as well as the YPATC's other affiliates. 

Some things that will be discussed include, the various classes/lessons offered, the prices, and the business hours these classes/lessons are held. You will also get to know more about the company Ryan ace Music, its non-profit foundation, involvement within the community, fundraisers, and the Music Shop where you can shop for music supplies that your child needs.

Have more questions about this event? Don't hesitate to contact us: 

Phone: (407) 451-4563

Email: ryanacemusic@gmail.com

The Impact of Music on Little Ears

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Many studies over the years have shown that it is never too early to introduce your child to music. Regardless of whether he or she truly comprehends the music being played, simply listening has been reported to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, and sharpen memory and mental alertness- according to an article written by Katie Gagnon.   

While all of these benefits stand true no matter what age, it is said to be more distinguished among young children with developing brains. These long-term benefits that can take effect include, "improved language development, enhanced motor skills, better social skills, higher IQs, increased concentration and basic memory recall" (Katie Gagnon, May 2018). If you would like to see even greater mental and physical benefits in your child, consider signing them up for music lessons where they are taught to read music or play an instrument. The more involved your child is in music, the better your child's chances are of experiencing these benefits.

 

Many parents find trouble in starting their kids in music, because they do not know how to simply start their child on an instrument or think that it is too costly. However, having your child involved in music daily may be simpler thank you think! Many parents have even decided to begin exposing their child to music before they are even born by playing music out loud for them to hear in the womb. While this may seem like an early start to many, there are other ways to expose your child to music from a very early point in their lives. Some ideas that parents use from almost day one may include:

  1. Buying toys or instruments that play music or make sounds

  2. Playing music in the car (classical music is a good starter for younger children and babies)

  3. Singing songs to them (such as nursery rhymes or any other upbeat and kid-friendly song)

  4. Enrolling them in music lessons when able

  5. AND MORE!

There are a plethora of options for having your child enrolled in music, and these activities can evolve as the child grows older. While these activities may not stay consistent throughout their childhood years or even their whole lives, building an appreciation for music in your child from a young age can increase the chance in them being involved in music for the rest of their life.

Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser Event!

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Ryan Ace Music is hosting a fundraiser at the Chick-fil-A in Orange City! On Tuesday, June 26th from 4:30pm - 7:30pm, make a purchase and mention our name (Ryan Ace Music) to have 20% of your purchase donated to the Ryan Ace Music Foundation.

Our foundation makes it possible to help any child in need have the opportunity to become the musician they dream to be, funded by sponsors and awesome people just like you!

Come out on the night of June 26th to help support young musicians in the Central Florida area!

 

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Location: 1141 Saxon Blvd, Orange City, FL   32763

 

Pursuing a Career as a Music Teacher

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A career as a music teacher or instructor is a very unique profession to hold, considering the lasting effects you will have on those you teach and the daily activities a music teacher is involved in. This can range from teaching students how to read music, how to play an instrument, or vocal performance. For this reason, many music teachers specialize in specific areas of music where they have the experience- such as teaching how to play piano or sing opera. One can teach music within schools or be a private music teacher working from a studio or home. Public music teachers also usually have a lesson plan they follow, whereas the latter will have to adjust their lesson plans according to each child and their needs.

What are the Steps to Become a Music Teacher/Instructor? 

If you decide to become a public music teacher, having a bachelor's degree in music and completing a state-approved teacher preparation program is required. According to Teacher Certification Degrees the full process to becoming a music teacher generally includes:

  1. Earning a bachelor's degree in music or music education (including a teacher preparation program)
  2. Completing a music internship at the grade level you wish to teach
  3. Taking your state-certified test for teachers
  4. Applying for a teaching certificate
  5. Applying for music teacher positions wherever you can after college

On the other hand, becoming a private music instructor is less strenuous- there are no official requirements unless you are planning to work for a private company. Even then, the requirements will vary per company. Since having a degree in music is not necessarily needed, almost anyone can become a private music instructor. However, whether a person is qualified or not is an important point. While there is more flexibility when it comes to being a private music teacher, there are usually some minimum requirements that must be met in order to become a successful private instructor in your area. To see some of these requirements, check out these two blogs by Brian Jenkins and CareersinMusic.com.

Qualities Needed to Be a Great Music Teacher

There is a huge difference between being a music teacher and being a great music teacherIf you are interested in this career path, you should strive to become the best music teacher you can so that the impact you make on a young musician's life is lasting. Want to know if you have some of the qualities needed? Let's take a look! This is just a small list, inspired by Jordan Smith and his blog on 10 Qualities of a Great Music Teacher.

  1. Must be able to connect with students
  2. Have great communication skills
  3. Always willing to learn
  4. Not afraid to challenge students
  5. Make learning fun!

Being a music teacher, especially to young children, requires patience and dedication. It is not enough to be a skilled musician when taking on this job- you should also have a natural ability to work with children of all ages. This, of course, makes the job much more special! If you are deciding to be a music teacher, whether public or private, know that you will be making a lasting impact on your student's life. Not only will you be teaching them, but also guiding and instilling principles within them that will carry the rest of their lives.

If this sounds like the career for you, don't hesitate! Start taking the necessary steps now because you won't regret it! 

For more info or questions on how to get started, please contact us:

Phone: (407) 710-5675

Email: ryanacemusic@gmail.com

Youth Celebration: Performing Arts Festival at Gemini Springs

Debary's Youth Celebration! 

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Debary is bringing talented youth to you this March 3rd at the youth celebration of the arts. Gemini springs will host this event, as it has throughout several years. 

Among the many activities that will be available for friends and family, there will also be many young performers to view. Among these performers there will be the famous Preps Dance Company. 

Here is a video of one of their amazing performances (nothing beats a live performance though).

All festival goers will be able to experience many youth performers, from the stage to the grass. The stage will continuously be occupied by many of the talented Volusia county students, and the paths will be engulfed with musicians. 

Whether your son or daughter is going to be on stage, or if you just enjoy the arts, Gemini springs is the place to be this March 3rd! 

Unique Brains: The reason behind those goosebumps

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What is the meaning behind those goosebumps you get when you listen to an ear tugging piece of music?

According to the PHD student Matthew Sachs of University of Southern California, you could have a unique brain. Sachs conducted a study where he had twenty students listen to three or five songs. Of those twenty students only ten of them said they felt shivers during this study. These twenty students then had their brains scanned, and according to the researchers the ten students who admitted to feeling shivers during the music had “a higher volume of fibers that connect their auditory cortex to the areas associated with emotional processing” as said by Sachs. The study states that people who are more open to experience, or have musical training are more likely to have this so called “unique” brain, but even as a music student I have never gotten goosebumps by listening to music (although I have cried on multiple occasions while listening to music).

 The article provides music videos from YouTube that are said to generate goosebumps due to the chords provided in the song, but I still have not experienced this so called musical chill. l am typically emotional when I hear a good opera aria, but I have never produced goosebumps due to these emotions. This article has made me wonder if I would have a unique brain.

Do you think you have a unique brain?

I would like to thank Maddy Shaw Roberts for creating the article that gave me all this interesting information. 

Ryan Ace Music's First Fundraiser

The Chick-fil-A cow helping out at the Ryan Ace Music Fundraiser.

        Ryan Ace Music had it's first fundraiser last week with the help from Chick-fil-A! Thank you to Chick-fil-A and to everyone who came out to support and eat with us!

        Every so often, Chick-fil-A has a Spirit Night, where it hosts a local organization in the efforts of raising funds. For every person who places an order and mentions the name of the organization, 20% of the purchase is donated towards the organization's cause. Local community sports clubs, schools, and other organizations can have a spirit night at Chick-fil-A.

         Stay updated for any future fundraisers and events that might be in your area!

Deltona Spring Festival 2016

Today is the first time that I've physically presented Ryan Ace Music to the community! A local church, Deltona Spanish SDA, is having a Spring Festival with games, food, tournaments, and local businesses. I was invited to promote Ryan Ace Music, and there has been great feedback! Many community members are excited that there is a program that is encouraging the importance of music. Some have even agreed to continuously support the program with donations and promotion!

If you want to be notified when I'll be at other community events in the future, please sign up to my email list by going to the bottom of this page. Thanks!

Always stay Humble and Kind

Today is the first day that Ryan Ace Music officially begins, and what better way to start then to hear how I must stay humble and kind. I have many expectations for Ryan Ace Music, but I can achieve them by being honest and caring for others.

That's actually the purpose of this business and this website. We've been surrounded by so much promise of fame and success, that we forget to bring others along. There needs to be a new mindset of including everything and everyone you can into your success, especially if it includes those you hold dearly. As Tim McGraw puts it, "Don't take for granted the love this life gives you. When you get where you're going, don't forget to turn back around and help the next one in line. Always stay humble and kind."

Take a moment and check out the (currently developing) music store, or donate to the Music Fund for Kids. These next kids in line will thank you!