We’re called META Music because learning a musical instrument has benefits that go way beyond just your musical abilities. Learning an instrument unlocks hidden parts of yourself that have a spillover effect on other areas of your life. Learning an instrument can boost memory, language skills, and concentration. It can reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and provide a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment.
In other words, learning to play an instrument makes you a better human.
When you think about traditional music lessons, you probably envision a little old lady that slaps you on the hand with a ruler when you make a mistake. She’s got a smelly cat, a grumpy disposition, and insists that you learn really boring songs. Some students do well in this environment. As you might expect, most do not.
We’ve re-imagined everything about music lessons so that it could be the best part of your day.
Fortunately for all of us, this is also the best way to learn!
Meta Music students learn how to play from the very first day. No more drudgery, no more mindless repetition of exercises. The studio environment is creatively inspiring, exciting, and a second home to many students.
If you enjoy it, you’ll learn a lot more. It might seem obvious, but in the world of music lessons, it’s shockingly rare. Our approach is grounded in tons of research cognitive neuroscience to optimize the learning process, but the real magic is in making all of that invisible to the students. They’re having a great time, soaking up new skills and information like a sponge, completely unaware that they’re learning at all - and that’s exactly the point.
Music is a language, but hardly anybody teaches it that way. When students are allowed to learn in a way that fits with how the brain is naturally wired for learning, the results speak for themselves. (Hint: strict rote memorization isn’t the answer)
You learn to speak (play) way before you learn to read
Students feel comfortable making mistakes and venturing outside of their comfort zone which is where real learning and growth happens!
You’re surrounded by fluent speakers, subconsciously picking up on nuances of the language