Will you or your child benefit from being in a band?
Creatively solving problems
Working with other people face to face in real time
Developing transferable life skills
Goal setting and achieving
Fun and rewarding
SHOULD I HAVE INDIVIDUAL LESSONS OR JOIN A BAND?
The short answer is both! However if you can only do one, you should join a band.
Being in a band helps you to develop many more skills, not just excelling in your chosen instrument but transferable life skills that will benefit you in every walk of life.
These are represented by the 7 C's which our charity is named after.
WHAT ARE THE 7 C'S?
Creativity. Confidence. Communication. Commitment. Cooperation. Coordination. Constructive Critical Thinking.
Okay we know there's actually 8 C's there, we group the last two C's as one. These C's are what drive MuzoAkademy and represent the life skills we help develop and forms the foundation on which our entire organisation is built.
Here's how the 7 C's apply to a band. It's impossible to:
Perform a song you wrote or co-wrote
Live in front of an audience of people you don't know
With a band of two or more people
Without applying all of the 7 C's.
For us, what is going to have a profound impact on the future of our children is creativity. This is why it's our first C and we put a lot of emphasis on ensuring all of our students develop this life skill.
I'M ALREADY IN A BAND, WHY JOIN MUZOAKADEMY?
This is a great question! Two big reasons for joining MuzoAkademy are; the access to knowledge and importantly, preventing 'bandalism'.
Our mentors (past and present) are either current working musicians that have toured the world or have been in the industry a long time and have a lot of experience to share. Our team also dedicates a lot of energy to research, keeping up with the latest marketing trends and learning techniques so that the advice we give is the best it could possibly be.
What is bandalism? Bandalism is a term coined by the author Julian Ridgway and the definition is this 'Bandalism [ban-dəl-i-zəm] n .: the willful or malicious destruction of, or damage to, the fabric of a rock/pop/indie group brought about by one or more of its members'
Our mentors aren't here to tell you what to do and they aren't going to write your songs for you, that's up to you and your band mates. Think of them more as a mediator. A person who is there to offer impartial advice and to help resolve disputes between band mates so that bands don't fold and friendships aren't ruined.
AM I TOO YOUNG OR TOO OLD TO JOIN A BAND?
Absolutely not! Our youngest student was 4 years old when they started and our eldest is 90 who started to learn an instrument at 87!
We think everyone should be in a band not just for the simple pleasure you get from playing music with other people, but for the important life skills you develop and friendships you form along the way.