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VIMS Summer Camp – Learn and have fun

This unique summer program is an ideal opportunity to introduce children to art and a musical instrument of their choice.

Who:

Native and non-native English speaking children, from 6 to 15 years of age.


When:

Weekly from July 4th – 28th.

Each Session runs Monday – Thursday from 8:30 am to 16:30 pm.

What:

Each student will receive a daily one-on-one lesson in singing, piano, guitar, or violin, with following group activities of:

  • Introduction to music, rhythms, notation, percussion, and instruments through Music Theory and Solfeggio classes
  • Building a string instrument workshop
  • Group singing and playing sessions  
  • Workshop with an art professor on ceramic painting
  • Group swimming lessons with a coach
  • Instructor-led dance, movement, and posture classes
  • Theatre workshop / a visit to a Viennese opera
  • Introduction to history of music, famous pieces, and composers through listening and storytelling
  • A playful “detective” visit to Vienna´s Museum of Music

The VIMS Summer Camp is priced at EUR 290 per participant.

Lunch and snack packages are not included in the tuition fee and can be purchased separately at EUR 7, – per day.

For Early Bird Registrations received until 15th of June, each registered participant will receive a EUR 50 discount voucher on our annual school program packages.


For registrations and more information, please contact us via phone or direct message at: contact@vims.online

Our team will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.


Benefits of Online Music Education for Children

Online education is a convenient instructional delivery tool that is facilitated entirely over the internet. It enables educators to communicate with students who are unable to enroll in a traditional classroom course due to distance or other restrictions. This innovative learning method is rapidly expanding and ideal for students who need the freedom to work with their schedule at their own pace.

The demand for online courses stems from a desire to provide high-quality education to all students, regardless of their location. As a result, education becomes more accessible by developing a special certified online course program in our school. It’s never been easier to enroll in a quality one-on-one music course. Several benefits of distance learning explain why online courses are a growing trend in the global education sector.

Comfortable Learning Environment  

While some children are naturally extroverted who thrive in group settings, others can be introverted and don’t feel comfortable sharing in group environments. Online music education in a cozy home atmosphere gives children enough space to liberate and express themselves freely. By establishing a connection between the child’s home environment and the learning environment, the child develops a sense of security and gradually overcomes insecurities and fears of failure.

In a comfortable environment, children become more communicative with their teachers, are more likely to articulate their needs, and are more cooperative – progressing faster than usual. Practicing and learning to play an instrument easily integrates into pleasurable home activities, making online music education a natural fit.

Children Learn at Their Own Pace

Children have a certain time frame in which they can comprehend instruction successfully. Especially at a younger age, children inevitably compare themselves to their classmate’s, struggle with self-confidence, and worry that they may not understand the lessons “on time.”  By enrolling in private online music classes, each child learns at their own pace and receives the full attention and focus of the teacher based on their unique needs. If necessary, teachers can always pause the lecture, repeat a section, and explain further. This all facilitates a better understanding of the subject and awakens the child’s desire for continued learning.

Flexible Schedules = More Convenience 

A significant benefit of enrolling in an online music program is the increased flexibility. When students enroll in an online music program with multiple teachers dedicated to engagement in the virtual environment, they typically have the option of taking lessons at whatever time works best for them; there are no set class hours.

Online learning may be the best option for children with busy activity-filled schedules or parents who need schedules that work for them rather than coordinating around lesson times. With online music programs, extra time spent on driving to and from school is a thing of the past. 

Online Music Lessons are More Effective

Distance learning classes are considered highly effective because they provide the children space without the distractions they would have in a traditional classroom environment. Additionally, individual online music lessons require the children to focus more intently, listen carefully, and actively engage, which all result in high levels of learning compared to traditional classroom settings.

Children who have expressed a fear of exposure could greatly benefit from this type of education. If they struggle to speak, sing, or play in front of other children, online music lessons can help alleviate some of the stress associated with performance anxiety.

Instructors are becoming more creative with their music curriculums in virtual environments, and the quality of music education received will be just as good and beneficial, if not more so, than in person.

Benefits of Experiencing Music at an Early Age

Some of our first memories are almost always associated with music. We are surrounded by various sounds from an early age, whether it is traffic noise, the sound of wind on a stormy night, or a sound of our parents singing to us. Even before self-consciousness, we are aware of sounds and music. So how does music affect us from early childhood? How do humans react to music from the very beginning?

Early childhood, from birth to age five, is a remarkable period in the cycle of development. Live music and human interaction are the most intense, multi-sensory, and physically intensive activities in which young children and their caregivers can engage together.

The Benefits of Maternal Exposure to Music During Pregnancy

Is it true that unborn babies react to the sound of music in the stomach, and if so, how? This is a frequently asked question. Some research suggests that babies do respond to music through movement. While in the womb, babies can recognize the mother’s voice and the rhythm of language, reacting positively to lullabies sung by their mother. Certain scientific studies have demonstrated that listening to baroque and music with lower frequencies can benefit the developing baby in the womb. According to experts, prenatal sound is critical for prenatal development because it lays the groundwork for later learning and behavior and benefits the baby’s mental, emotional, and intellectual development.

Impact of Music on Toddlers

Toddlers love dancing and moving to the music. The key to their successful experience with music lies in repetition, which encourages language development and memorization. Consider the ABCs, where many children believe the sequence “l-m-n-o-p” is a word, “elemenopee”. As they mature, they will understand that it’s not a single word but a sequence of sounds, each sound being a separate entity.
It’s worth noting that music stimulates children’s natural desire to move, thereby developing their fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Plus, if the rhythm is entertaining, you may notice your toddler jumping up and down, which helps with muscle development, strength, and balance. Just as taste, textures, and colours aid sensory development, so does music. Exposing your child to various musical styles can help create more pathways between the neuron cells in their brain. This effect is amplified when you link music to different activities, such as dancing.

Preschool Children and Music 

Preschoolers enjoy singing for the sheer joy of it. They aren’t self-conscious about their ability, and most are eager to let their voices roar. They like songs that repeat words and melodies, use rhythms with a definite beat, and give them instruction. Preschool children enjoy nursery rhymes and songs about familiar things like toys, animals, play activities, and people. Using various rhythmic instruments, sing songs, and marching to music, their coordination of movement, sense of rhythm, memory, and the ability to listen improve. By learning rhythmic songs, using rhythmic instruments, and playing musical games, children develop an understanding of the circuits that form sounds and rhythm. They recognize vowels more easily and divide words into syllables, which will come in handy when they learn to read.

A fascinating fact to take into account is that music highly encourages a child’s social skills. Children who play music develop a stronger sense of social cohesion and a better understanding of themselves and their surroundings. Additionally, the emotional component of musical activity encourages the development of empathy (compassion for others), a vital social skill.

Pleasant Aging With Music: Keep Your Brain Young

The relationship between music and the elderly can be beneficial both as means of relieving stress or sustaining and expanding cognitive abilities. This article will explore how music can help seniors live a more fulfilling and happier life.

Professional music therapists are educated and trained to address an individual’s physical, psychological, cognitive, and social needs. Treatments may include singing, playing, moving to, creating, or listening to music. Active participation in musical activities such as singing, sing-along programs, or in a choir has many benefits. Singing is proven to release oxytocin, which leads to a decrease in anxiety and stress, while group singing promotes relationships and trust. In addition to the pleasure of singing, there are many physical benefits, such as increased lung capacity and strengthening your immune system. Group musical activities encourage personal expression and group bonding. No matter what form it takes, music therapy results in increased secretion levels of “feel-good” brain chemicals in seniors. These neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, prolactin, melatonin, and norepinephrine, help to reduce anxiety, stress and ease depression. 

The Benefits of Exposure to Music in the Elderly

Music for older adults can help promote overall health and wellness while eliciting positive memories and responses. Music can benefit an elderly person in various ways and learning to play an instrument is one of the most effective. It’s never too late to start, and here’s why.

Benefits of Learning to Play an Instrument at an Older Age

One of the most widespread misconceptions is that people cannot learn a brand-new instrument in their later years. Older adults still have the ability to learn, and we encourage them to take the opportunity.
Older adults benefit from taking on more hobbies and extracurriculars to keep the brain active and stimulated, so picking up a new instrument is a perfect way to do just that. When leaning over a piano or bowing a violin they utilize muscles and the majority of their senses. While playing, our brains are engaged on multiple levels. It is not easy to read notes and count rhythm while keeping a steady beat that sounds good. That’s why, unlike with language, there is no single music center in the brain — rather, there are a lot of them. 

Let us review some of the most compelling reasons for seniors to learn an instrument:

Increase reaction time: Aging plays cruel tricks on the body. While young people have quick reflexes, older people tend to react slower. Luckily, by playing a musical instrument, you can train your body to react quickly again.

Boosts blood flow: If you feel like you’re lagging in energy, you may be tempted to reach for a cup of coffee or an energy drink. Rather than pumping your body with caffeine, grab your instrument. Studies have proven that brief periods of music lessons up the blood flow in the brain’s left hemisphere.

Expands the social circle: If you’re retired (or don’t get out much), you may be missing the social interaction you enjoyed when working. Taking music lessons can get you out of the house and among your peers who may just become new friends.

Increases grey matter: In terms of brainpower, having more grey matter to work with is good. The long-range connection between brain regions are also strengthened while playing instruments. Those studying an instrument can look forward to improvements in literacy, spatial reasoning, and verbal memory.

Makes one a multitasker: Perhaps you think you’re adept at juggling a variety of tasks at once, or maybe you wish you were. Either way, learning to play an instrument can strengthen this ability. 

Improves breathing: Playing an instrument, particularly a wind instrument or singing, can help you breathe better. Deep breathing in such a way leads to a stronger respiratory system.

Gives a sense of accomplishment: We’re always learning, but we may not feel that we’re making the same strides in learning as we did as children. The truth is that learning to play an instrument can happen at any age in life, and the sense of accomplishment you get from learning to play as an adult can be even greater than one you may have had experienced in childhood.