You could be a current music student looking to keep your skills sharp or a new music student who is ready to explore an instrument. Either way, summer is a great time to make things happen! Here are some fantastic reasons why:
1. You're free from distractions and without pressure to do homework, make deadlines or get to extracurricular activities after school.
2. There are longer days in the summer which means there's more time to fit in all the summer fun and practice your instrument!
3. Give your child a sense of accomplishment and boost their confidence with short term goals and new skills they can be proud of.
4. Keep your kids entertained with an activity that boosts brainpower and works their creativity!
Why choose Lanti?
Located just outside of the Charlotte area, our Indian Trail studio is the perfect central location to all your summer fun. You can learn to play piano right after playing soccer at the park or get your drum rocking to the beat after a sunny day at the pool.
Summer at Lanti is a great time for lessons as we offer flexible scheduling with both 5-lesson and 8-lesson options; you learn when you want to and that means you don't have to worry about changing your vacation plans! Our teachers make sure to keep things fun and exciting over the summer so that your violin and guitar lessons always feel as refreshing as a dip in the ocean!
A bonus: if you're feeling apprehensive about in-person music lessons due to COVID-19 we will still be offering remote learning and virtual music lessons via zoom. All of our music teachers are fully trained to teach your favorite musician online, keeping their skills fresh while having a great time!
We'll see you this summer!
We know this recital season looks a little different for everyone since online performances are just about our only option, but have no fear! We are here with our 5 best tips to make your online recital day the best it can be, and hopefully ease your fears along the way!
Well everyone, there you have it! Our 5 best tips for your virtual recital. Have a tip you'd like to share? Leave it in the comments! And don't forget to let us know how your virtual recital goes! Plus check out some additional tips here and here.
Let's talk about PLAY!
There's no doubt that parents have been trying to figure out ways to keep their children busy over the last couple of months during the COVID-19 quarantine. In the midst of tackling "school at home", make sure to add just as much playtime (if not more) into your day! Check out this article from the Official Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics about why playtime is so important to the well-being of our kids and youth.
Of course, make sure to practice your instrument and acting skills each day, but if you need some creative inspiration, our friends over at No Time for Flashcards have you covered! They came up with an awesome list of ideas for outdoor play.
Here's our Top 5 Favorite Picks:
1. Melt Crayons in the Sun
2. Paint like Jackson Pollock
3. Flower Painting
4. Go on a sound safari
5. Play Angry Birds with Water Balloons
There you have it - fun for hours! Make sure to send tag us @lantiperformingarts if you try one (or all) of these outdoor play ideas!
Want more ideas? Take a look at the full list HERE.
Speaking of fun activities - Lanti Performing Arts is home to some of the most creative music and acting camps in Indian Trail, NC (located just outside of Charlotte). We are super hopeful that things will be rocking and rolling in time for summer camps (with precautions, of course).
We have over 25 weekly themed camps so if you have a child 4-18 years old, make sure to check out our line-up HERE!
Day #273849817 of Quarantine
Hey mamas...can we take a minute and pause from the school work, cooking 5 million meals a week, and the zoom meetings? I know you're juggling a lot right now and with the upcoming Mother's Day weekend - this year tops the charts of "We Are Earning the Mom Title"!
Am I right?!
If you're anything like me, you've had a roller coaster of days while in quarantine...
Play outside days,
Missing friends & family days
Dance party days,
Too much technology days,
Smell the flower days,
Messy days (felt I needed to add that 3 times!),
Winning school days,
Close all the books and cry days.
Friend - you are not alone! These days are totally normal day right now and we're ALL having them!
I love the fourth agreement, from Don Miguel Ruiz's book, The Four Agreements. (If you haven't read it - grab it on Amazon - it's so insightful!)
His message is simple.
Always do your best.
Ruiz explains, "Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret."
How freeing is this!? Maybe on Monday you were a total Pinterest/Marie Kondo/Super-Mom but today you're just struggling to put on pants and make sure you don't eat the whole bag of Oreos.
No matter what kind of day it is today - give yourself grace, give others grace, and just keep doing your best!
Take a breath. Each moment is a new moment.
And who knows - tomorrow night you might even cook a 7-course meal in your little black dress (HA! Who am I kidding!? I don't even know what day it is - we'll be rocking some PB&J again!)
Keep earning your title because you are one incredible quarantine-surviving mama!
P.S. Feel free to save the pic below as your phone screensaver - we can all use the daily reminder!