Our students and their parents are what makes us great!
November 27-30: Fall Break - NO LESSONS
Winter Recital - Saturday, 12/21/19
December 23-January 1, 2020: Winter Break - NO LESSONS
How To Measure Progress
Did you know our Director Jim Skelton has written an Amazon #1 best selling book “The Ultimate Guide to Music Lessons”? Here’s an excerpt that can help you decide if your child is ready for music lessons. Enjoy and email us your feedback!
Student success is highlighted during recitals and through achievement programs, such as our Musical Ladder System®.
Be sure to communicate regularly with your teacher and listen in on the last five minutes of your child’s lesson. My school has parent portal software, and I encourage parents to utilize this resource. Log in, read the teacher’s practice notes, and consider them as an indication of your child’s progress.
One of the best things a child can do is to practice their instrument at home. If they are young or new to the instrument, their practice sessions may last from five to ten minutes at first. As time goes on and the child improves, they may eventually practice for 20 or 30 minutes. Consider this: If your hobby is golf, and you get busy for two weeks and can’t play, are you going to throw your golf club in the lake and forget about it? Or are you going to resume when your schedule permits? Children deserve the same respect and level of patience that you would give yourself.
There are currently 115 schools in the U.S. and Canada that utilize the Musical Ladder System® with their students. By choosing a school that uses the System allows for your children to see breakthroughs in their progress every three months. It’s important for kids to be rewarded at certain levels so that they’re continually engaged and motivated to perform better each week. To make sure that your child is progressing in their skills, follow my three-step action plan:
1. Ensure your child takes achievement tests every three months.
2. Allow your child to participate in recitals every six months.
3. Pop into the last five minutes of the lesson as often as you can.
This is a helpful action plan for any parent to follow during their child’s musical journey. As a parent, you will be supportive enough if you follow these three steps. This requires faith in your teacher’s curriculum and trust in the school’s administration. If you follow these steps and discover that you aren’t happy with the results, then find a different professional to work with your child.
At the end of the day, parents need to trust the process and feel good about it. Take it from someone who has been in the industry for a long time, the process is incredibly strong and can allow for the parent and child to be happy. Parents from all backgrounds—whether it’s a small business, corporate America, or military—can value being held accountable for one’s work. We incorporate this philosophy into our curriculum.
Best Of Faulkner County
Best of Faulkner County!
We are honored to be the recipient of your confidence, thank you to everyone who voted for us!
We are truly grateful for the support of our community and for our students love for music!
A big thank you to Log Cabin Democrat for a great event!
Pet of the Month
Say Hi to LANEY! Laney is Executive Director, Jim Skeltons, sweet not so little puppy!
One lucky winner every month will be spotlighted in our newsletter!
CIM will also donate $100 to a local animal rescue organization!
The Conway Institute of Music is the only music school in the Arkansas that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests with the Musical Ladder System®. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder System®” wristbands that they can show off to their friends.
More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins!
Pictured: Piano student Havenearned her Songbird trophy!
Pictured: Guitar student Marco earned his Rockstar trophy!
Pictured: Ukulele student Reaganearned her Rockstar trophy!
Pictured: Bass student Fletcher earned his Prodigy trophy!!
Pictured: Piano studentAddisonearned her Rockstar trophy!
Pictured: Piano student Brody earned his Songbird trophy!
Pictured: Vocal and Piano student Maleahearned her Prodigy trophy!
Pictured: Drum student Adam earned his Rockstar trophy!
Pictured: Piano student Meganearned her Prodigy trophy!
Pictured: Piano student Barrettearned his Prodigy trophy!
Pictured: Piano student Jasmineearned her Prima trophy!
Pictured: Drum student Wesley earned his Adept trophy!
To learn more about how the system can help your child to get better grades, improved confidence, and self esteem and more, please email us at:email@example.com
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Thank You Central Arkansas!
Please welcome the 55 new students who enrolled this August!
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Is Your Teacher Sold Out?
We're all about dreaming big, playing music, and lots of smiles along the way! Guitar student, Bennett, with his teacher Israel!
Many of our teachers are almost sold out and some teachers are sold out. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day, or time, please contact our office staff team and they can add you to the waiting list. If you are not a student yet there is still limited lesson spots available.