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Benderson Family Building

Benderson Family Building
716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
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Tue, Aug 11th

Benderson Family Building

Holland Family Building
716-886-3145
787 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
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Tue, Aug 11th

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Benderson Family Building716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest RoadAmherst,NY14068
Hours | Directions
Amherst Hours: Tue, Aug 11th Get Directions
Holland Family Building716-886-3145
787 Delaware AvenueBuffalo,NY14209
Hours | Directions
Buffalo Hours: Tue, Aug 11th
Closed for Virtual Classes Only
8:00 am - 7:45 pm
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 Recent studies found that studying and playing musical instruments:

  • Facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills.

  • Helps develop the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language.

  • Leads to increases in the IQs of six-year-olds who are given weekly voice and piano lessons.

  • Improves neural activity. When you’re a musician and you’re playing an instrument, you are using more of your brain.

  • Improves sound discrimination and fine motor tasks.

  • Is linked to improved spatial intelligence. Understanding music helps children visualize various elements that should go together, like they would do when solving a math problem.

  • Helps children score higher in English and math scores on standardized tests.

  • Helps with basic memory recall.

Our Music Lesson Offerings

Piano

  • Welcoming students from beginners to more experienced musicians.
  • Wonderful way to enrich the life of a child
  • 30 minute lessons
  • Instructor James Burgess (Buffalo)
  • Instructor Elena Erokhina (Amherst)

Voice

  • Welcoming students from beginners to more experienced musicians.
  • Wonderful way to enrich the life of a child
  • 30 minute lessons
  • Instructor Elena Erokhina

Violin & Viola

  • Welcoming students from beginners to more experienced musicians, ages 3 and up. Lessons and coaching including work on ECMEA & NYSSMA auditions and Festival preparation.
  • 30, 45, & 60 minute lessons
  • Instructor: Leslie Salathé

Guitar

  • Welcoming students from beginners to more experienced musicians.
  • Teaches discipline and enhances creativity
  • 30 minute lessons
  • Instructor: Zachary Steinberg
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