Madonna will direct a movie which will about the ballet dancer Michaela De Prince; at Dutch National Ballet, she is the second soloist. MGM delivered the rights to a book ‘From War Orphan to Star Bellerina’ in 2015.
The book describes her story starting from when she was an orphan in Sierra Leona to the best ballerina dancer. Madonna stated in a Ballet press statement that this is a unique opportunity to put light on Sierra Leone and we will make Michaela as a voice for all the children she has grown beside with.
This was my honor to bring De Prince story in front of people; she started her career in Netherlands as a junior member in 2013 in Dutch National Ballet company, while she got promoted after some time. She has also been working as ambassador for Dutch charity War Child. Director Mr. Bergsma said that the movie is very fantastic. Michaela proved that has got everything just because of her talent even though she had come from a war zone. Bergsma said that she is an example or role model for a lot of children who are growing in difficult circumstances like Michaela.
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If you want to do some extra activity, there are numerous possibilities you can opt for. You will decide which one is the best activity that give you more pleasure and happiness. One of the best hobby for a lot of people is to take piano lessons. May be in starting you will find it quite challenging but later on you will understand the real pleasure and gratification you can get from playing a piano.
Here are a few reasons that will explain why it is so important to learn how to play a piano.
Piano learning is very different than learning a lot of other things. You have to sit with a specific style, you have to focus ok keys, maintain the correct movement, etc. All these things will bring a discipline in you in practical life as well.
Makes Your Sensing Mood Better
A person who used to play piano can better understand the emotions of other people in normal routines; the reason behind this is the change in tone, melody and volume can help you to understand the feelings in real life as well. So, in short words, piano can make you empathetic.
Makes Better the Speech and Reading Ability
A person who practice piano lessons will help him to improve his listening, speech and creativity skills. It can help your brain in many ways, if you take the piano classes even for short time. Learning a piano is identical to learning a language; so, it will also help you to trigger the same parts of your brain.
Make You Confident
If you are performing in fronts of lots of people, it will definitely give you confidence. The starting point of your confidence is when you start performing in front of people. By this way you will be confident as well as you will become a courageous speaker.
It is a Unique Skill
If you have learnt playing a piano, this is an amazing skill that everybody does not has. After learning the way of playing piano you will feel very special and you will feel better as you will have a unique skill in your hand to showoff to your colleagues or friends.
Help to Get rid of Stress
If you try to learn piano, you will find it the most amazing key to get rid of the stress. Some therapist use piano for therapy of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) as the music help them to focus and make them calm down.
Make Lifelong Friends
When you join piano classes, you will make a lot of enduring friends. You will have some common interests and due to them you will have a very strong relationship with each other and this will make your friendship stronger.
Improves Hand-Eye Harmonization
Playing piano is such an amazing skill that it will enhance you Hand-eye coordination. You brain will convert the musical notes that you will read and the same time you will use your hands depends on what you see. So, you can also say it will activate your sense of coordination in many ways.
Improves Reading Power
According to a research those who used to learn music lessons have strong mental performance than those who don’t. The reason behind that is, the reading of complex sheets and notes. Whenever you try to read a sheet or notes, your brain will automatically convert it after reading it.
If you don’t want to play piano for one of the above reason then the most important and thing you can opt for is FUN.
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Dubai: Before the coming of Engy El Shazly, hijab and Ballet were two diverse concepts.
She became the first hijabi Arab woman to perform the ballet dance on stage. She believes that wearing hijab doesn’t restrict you from all the normal things of your life; all these things should be synchronized with each other’s.
To make my appearance same as like other hijabi woman I am wearing black scarf and full-length sleeve. She further elaborated that she wants to prove that she is a good ballet dancer and at the same time she is committed to her hijab.
Engy said at the event ‘What She Said’ which was hosted by the W hotel, that the biggest challenge she faced while in ballet dance was the balancing in the pointe shoes; in fact, it was the biggest barrier she ever faced while learning ballet dance.
She said “in the starting two months I was unable to stand without a support in pointe shoes and every day I used to do training in home as well. After passing two months, I was able to start to primary movements and was very glad to see my ballet learning graph going up.”.
She said that the biggest criticism that she faced from people was not related to her hijab at all; it was only related to her age as she started learning ballet dance at the age of 27.
“Everyone suggested that you don’t have to start ballet in this age; you had to start at 3 or 4. However, her life changed when she started some ballet classes in Dubai. “I just called a ballet center in Dubai and I asked that my age is 27, I wear hijab and I want to start ballet dance. I was expecting they will tell me that you don’t have to start in this age but they told you can join and we have ballet classes for adults as well. I was very happy to hear and I am doing something now that I really love”.
As per Engy she was thinking that she is old and she has hijab that’s why she will not able to go to stage but it was very pleasant movement for her when her teacher told her that she will dance in the Russian Cultural Centre as she is enough competent to perform on stage.
After that she didn’t look back and gave a performance on stage that gave her a confidence and made her career. She further discussed that she wants to motivate other girls like her as well and because of her many other girls have been inspired already and the summary of her discussion was that you can join ballet center at any age.
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The real benefits of learning piano are not only to learn good music and getting in touch with new skills but it’s more than that. In fact this is more than just playing an instrument with extraordinary versatility and power. Following are some of the basic benefits you enroll your kid in piano lessons.
Boosts your Confidence:
Piano lessons need dedication as well as your hard work. It needs your strong determination and patience to learn a single song perfectly. This should be noted that when you are taking new piano classes and getting some new skills can increase your self-confidence. Trying towards playing better and for improvement can also teach you that how to maintain a positive outlook and how to improve yourself.
Piano Lessons Gets You Out There Socially
During the recital when you play piano, it’s not an easy task and it needs some social skill to perform in front of others especially the seniors. To make yourself up and to present your skills in front of others is a fundamental stop toward your development. By this way you will not able not only to get some new skills, self-confidence but will increase your social connections as well.
Music Lessons Improve Your Ability to Handle Stress and Pressure
Learning piano lessons in front of others may overcome your weak points especially the weak point like fright. Piano learning will develop discipline and dedication in you. Moreover, when you are determined to learn piano even in very tough stages, this will help you to face pressure and stress.
You’ll Learn to Handle Disappointment
When you play piano, you will experience some disappointment sometimes; you will learn how to react to criticism and you will learn that how to handle the disappointments in life, especially when you are taking part in competitions and concerts.
It Enhances Your Ability to Concentrate
It can enhance your ability to concentrate as to learn piano will need your full attention and concentration. When you start to play a piano, your mind will start a quick calculations and then then it will convert it to movements. In short, learning a single piece of music will enhance your ability to think and focus.
Long-Term Benefits on Brain Function
Learning to playing piano for long time can give an ongoing power to your brain. It will help you stay focused and it can keep you sharp for a long time by boosting your brain’s function. It is a good idea to enroll your kid in piano classes if you are already trying to make your kid focused in school. Your kid’s learning ability will be enhanced if he is learning piano.
Piano Stirs Your Creativity
Your kid might have a musical side but it’s deactivated; so to enroll your kid in musical classes especially piano, will activate and enhance the power of learning and to make interest in playing piano. Some people think that playing a piano is just a hobby and searching for some online means to learn it; but believe me you will need a good piano teacher to guide you properly and to remove your mistakes that will become your habit forever.
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Britain old ballet dancer Barbara Peters with age 80 has passed elite exam. She passes it after 58 years of her last exam. This great lady has been in the dancing field since she was 8 years old, enrolled in a ballet school.
This was actually a gift for her to receive when she passed the exam. Any ballet dancer in the world would be very excited if she receives this kind of honor. Moreover, she included her name in the record as the country oldest ballet dancer.
Barbara got this message from Royal Academy of Dance London at the evening of her birthday.
She added that she got thrilled when she received this text message, “You have become the country’s oldest ballet dancer and have passed the exam with merit”
She has also been associated with RAD for a lot of time and have touched with Dame Darcey Bussell and Dame Margot Fonteyn.
The text was 55 minutes long and this was happened after 58 years of her last ballet exam. The test was divided in three parts; character, free movement and classical. She said that the passing marks in the test were 55% but she got 67%. Mrs. Peters was involved in dancing since she was 2 years old, but she devoted herself to ballet lessons after she passed her first exam of ballet dancing at the age of 9. This was really a prestigious moment for the daughter of a mechanic when she got honor to make a place in Royal Academy of Dance. Due to lack of enough budget she couldn’t afford to fund of her course that’s why she had to earn while working in the buses as conductor. After she graduated in 1959 she became the owner of a dance school in Huddersfield where she was teaching to thousands of students.
She further explained that that she had passed all the exams at 1950s, but failed to pass the final grade six exam due to breakage of her arm.
She explicates that Ballet dancing has kept her body fit and she can easily hold her foot with 90 degrees for some time.
Michelle Groves who is director of training and education said that it’s really a fantastic achievement of her.
Her daughter Claire said that she really feels proud of her mom’s achievement
Lastly Mrs. Peters added that she will continue her efforts in future as well as grade eight exam is coming and she might consider to attend it.
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According to our Melodica teacher student do four major our mistakes when learning to play the piano. She explains her story and say that one of the most important thing that we ignore while learning piano is we skip all the old mistakes. At starting I just ignore a lot of things and I thought they are just unnecessary. Eventually, I got some bad habits that were really hard to get rid of in future.
Anyways, my suggestion is don’t do the same mistake I did but hopefully you take care of them.
First of all I didn’t give enough attention regarding how to sit while using a piano. However, now I realize that a posture or sitting method is one of the important things. Sitting too low or too high or even too far and too close may create lots of problems like backaches.
This is very easy to avoid all these mistakes if you take a few seconds to correct this issue. The first thing to note is to keep both of your feet parallel on the ground and keep in a comfortable position so that you will be able to balance a book or crown on your head.
The other mistake that I used to do is to learn as much as possible in one lesson or session; that usually ended with cramped fingers and also frustration.
In starting this is adequate to practice just for 10 minutes daily. Your muscles need to learn the new movements which is quite a tough job. Short practice daily is better that the long practice weekly.
Choosing the wrong fingering
Another big mistake that I didn’t pay enough attention to was the fingering. I wanted to learn as soon as possible and thus I used wrong fingers.
So, the point is when you are starting any new piece of thing, first try to learn which finger will used for which notes. So follow your pianist teachers as they have spent a lot of time while practicing a piano.
Putting the keyboard in a remote corner
May be you have heard the saying “Out of sight, out of mind” it also applies on piano too. So try to use your keyboard and don’t just put in the warddrobes or some cramped corners.
Keep your keyboard in a visible place where you can see it and try to make a separated place for your keyboard.
Hopefully, these steps will help you with a great journey of playing piano. If you are keen to learn more about music and dance try to visit our blog.
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Music Learning Theory (MLT) is basically a model for music education; based on Edwin Gordon’s findings that explains all the harmonic patterns, rhythmic and tonal. Joy Morin one of the piano teacher explains About Music Learning Theory (MLT). This is her story that she was introduced to music theory in 2008 September when she was an undergraduate student. She was very charmed that Gordon said and she changed herself because of him as she completed her master’s degree and later on started her own piano studio in 2017 summer and 2016 summer. First she completed her piano certification and later on she finished her music certification that was issued by Gordon institute for learning music. She remember everything that she learnt from Mr. Gordon’s told her regarding how to be a best music teacher and that’s the reason she started to make herself familiar with his writings and research. (more…)
This is proved from research that how ballet dance can make your brain as you bring change in your routine.
This is just a saying that “Practice make a man perfect” but the new research says this just more than a proverb and it is right.
After the fMRI scans of brains this was proved that ballet dancers have more ability to learn things.
It was found that after having the ballet dancing for seven week a good change was noticed in the brain areas as compared to the first week. (more…)