Music Master Plan is a beautifully crafted online course encompassing 3 sections: Foundation, Music Theory, and Fulfillment, comprising 8 lessons. Each lesson takes an active role in the formulation of a complete master plan from the foundation up, comparable to the formation of a magnificent building's architecture. The first section introduces the 3 primary steps to success, analogously forming the foundation of any secure structure and the basis of any successful music program. The second section reinforces the structure with 3 pillars of fortitude, providing students with strong, technical and theoretical skills needed to strengthen every musician's master plan. Finally, the last section develops the final 3 elements of a strong roof, enclosing the entire edifice to complete the massive master piece and augment every musician's dreams with fulfillment. Students will learn what it will take to lead a career as a successful musician if he or she chooses or just live a fulfilling life of musical enjoyment. In either case, students will be left weaving a tapestry of solid habits and disciplines as the formulation of an architectural master piece culminates into a pinnacle of success.
Music Master Plan's interactive component is designed to integrate students with teachers and parents, synergistically enabling them to transcend today's competitive musicians. Parents, teachers, and other mentors who consistently play an active role in the student's routines and education create an environment where students can combine hard work, discipline, dedication and persistence into a formula of success. Music Master Plan will not only teach parents and students how this process is accomplished but serve as a catalyst in motivating and inspiring students to propel them beyond typical thresholds of complacency, quintessentially responsible for suppressing most musician's progression.
Music Master Plan's 8 comprehensive lessons are replete with engaging videos, interactive activities, fun quizzes, and ample bonus materials. The curriculum is designed for beginning music students of all ages, but tailored particularly for students ages 8 through 18. The colorful, fun lessons keep students engaged in the learning process with colorful charts, diagrams, concept maps, and quick reference guides. Each lesson is chock-full of helpful tips, how-to's, and activities specifically designed to help students retain valuable information to augment their studies.
Music Master Plan employs a blend of traditional learning techniques with an innovative new approach to education. This is first accomplished by watching several entertaining animated videos for each lesson. The objectives taught in the videos are then reinforced through fun, hands-on activities and interactive worksheets designed to bring students, teachers and parents together, stretch the student's thinking, solidify core curricular subject matter and practice difficult to grasp, key concepts. Each lesson is followed up by a quiz to reinforce and retain relevant information with real life application, leaving students with a feeling of confidence for the skills they have mastered. Finally, ample bonus materials and cheat sheets accompany most lessons to reward hard work and give students valuable, tangible material they will come to rely on for years.
This introduction gives an overview to this comprehensive program that teaches students and parents everything they need to excel in their musical pursuits. This carefully designed program aims to help students achieve their dreams. This is a lofty goal, and one which takes the active cooperation of the parents as well as the child's music teachers. The road to living your dreams can be long and complicated, and Music Master Plan teaches you how to get there.
Parents are the most important members of the success team, but they can't do it alone. Excellent music teachers are requisite to the student's continued success. Even so, the task of educating a child is huge and daunting. Music Master Plan is a much-needed supplement and survival toolkit for any and every serious music student. You may already have the tools you need to succeed. We will teach you how to use them. If you don't have them yet, we'll help you get them.
Winning with Music Master Plan
Winning isn't magic. It's a habit. Music Master Plan is a carefully designed online course that teaches students how to integrate fundamental success patterns and long term goals into lifelong enduring habits. Music Master Plan's broad curriculum covers everything from setting realistic, fundamental goals, to mastering music theory concepts that will give each student a head start in his or her musical pursuits. While the curriculum covers everything from beginning to advanced topics, Music Master Plan breaks down each concept to progressively build upon earlier concepts, teaching them in ways that make it fun and easy to understand. Music Master Plan is also not exclusively restricted to the procurement of music skills alone, but additionally reinforces indispensable life management skills pertinent to students of all disciplines. In addition to acquiring explicit skills and knowledge, students will also build a personalized winning team of teachers, parents, and mentors who will continue to teach, motivate and inspire throughout their lives. The acquisition of continued education and mentoring is requisite for any victorious candidate of music.
While most private teachers focus solely on building technique, Music Master Plan covers curriculum mostly taught in college programs and in the professional music world. While it is imperative for students to continue their private music lessons, Music Master Plan serves to provide a missing critical component that will accelerate a typical student's progress far beyond trivially attained mediocrity. Without the proper training, structure, and discipline reinforced through Music Master Plan, perspective musicians are left destitute from the essential skills and disciplines found in today's professional musicians. Music Master Plan narrows this disparity by providing each student with a personalized master plan and team uniquely tailored to meet the student's individual needs, ultimately proving crucial to winning the crown of musical achievement.
In this first section, you will get a strong grip on the fundamentals that will make your Music Master Plan strong. Learn how to set goals and track your progress. Identify mental blocks and how to eliminate them. Discover the basic components of success as you begin to sketch your very own Music Master Plan.
In this inspiring lecture, get a taste of the many delectable possibilities that await you as you pursue your music studies!
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Gain awareness of the thoughts you think every day—from one moment to the next. Some of these thoughts are motivating, while others are self-defeating.
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Formulate your own success plan and learn:
Continue building on the powerful program you've started.
No music student is an island. Your success depends on the active involvement of parents, music teachers, friends, and others in your network.
In this section you will:
In this lecture made especially for parents, learn what it requires of the family for a music student to succeed.
In this lecture you will learn:
Music teachers are an indelible component of a music student's success. Yet few people are informed when it comes to the right selection process.
In this lecture, I will teach you:
When it comes to studying and performing music, most parents and students don't even consider the importance of mentors.
We all like having friends. Our pals can really lift us up and encourage our achievement. However, friendships get complicated when jealousy, rivalry, and even bullying is involved.
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Winning isn't magic; it's a series of habits you can learn. But learning and doing are two different things. These lectures and activities will compel you to start acting on everything you know, and to start seeing better results right away.
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First of all, you should have a clean and separate space for practicing every day. Your practice space is sacred—like a temple for the mind, body, and soul.
This fancy French word for the sum total of songs you learn is the key to enjoyment and continual development. Learn:
Practice makes permanent. You haven't a hope in heck-fire of succeeding unless you can practice on a consistent basis. Just as brushing your teeth saves you from gum disease, practicing preserves you from imminent music death—dun, dun, dun!!!
There's a trick that musicians who have “made it” know, and that has to do with implementing scheduled rehearsal time.
No musician should be without this section in music theory essentials. For beginning music students, this is a crucial next step in your development. For intermediate and advanced students, this course provides an excellent review and a systemized method to help you start teaching music theory to beginners.
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Deceptively simple, rhythm is something that has tripped up students throughout the ages. In fact, playing rhythms accurately is something that distinguishes struggling students from truly proficient ones.
Become a rhythmic champion and learn:
Exceptionally helpful and beautiful straight-forward, this lecture teaches you:
This lecture helps you crack the mysterious code behind tonal music as you learn:
Learn the basic building blocks of harmonic structures, as well as:
One of the most rare and valuable sections of this entire course, this section will teach you how on earth to balance technical skills with expressiveness. Hence, the name—get it? Technique + Expression = Tech-spression? So clever!
You will learn all about:
Solid technique is the lifeblood of good playing or singing.
Being an expressive musician gives people a reason to watch you perform—and maybe even pay for it!
Most people are either naturally more technical or expressive. You may already be aware of your tendencies, but this lecture and its accompanying activity will likely surprise you.
As an avid teacher of expressiveness, I equip you with five specific tools to infuse your musical performance with more authentic expression.
As you try these on for size, you will:
Take a moment to smell the wisteria. Search the depths of your soul for the things that keep you going every day. This rejuvenating section is the most enjoyable of all the sections in the Music Master Plan course.
In this inspiring lecture, come to understand:
Learn how to listen to music with more mindfulness, and create music with greater ease than ever before!
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Tap into the healing powers of music.
In this comprehensive lecture, you get to look at many different musical styles from close-up and far away. Put on your safari hat to explore a wide range of musical styles. Then whip out your microscope to dissect your favorite ones and extrapolate the essence of their deepest meaning.
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Since performing is such a large part of what musicians do, it's only fitting to devote an entire lesson on the subject. As a professional performer, I share what I've learned from my own experience as well as wisdom from world-class music performers, teachers, and institutions.
Most students just get through concerts in a rather hum-drum, autopilot manner. But do you know how to make it a truly meaningful experience for you, your guests, and even strangers in the audience? In this lecture, I lay down once and for all:
Another work of drudgery for most students, recitals can actually be even more fun, exciting, and motivating than concerts.
They're not for everyone, but summer camps can provide unparalleled growth and entertainment after school is out.
In this lecture, you will:
This little technique can launch your status from amateur to professional in the music world.
You want to represent yourself well at auditions, in programs, playbills, and advertisements. That is why I've created this bonus lecture and activity to propel you into the world of professionalism.
Do you wonder about how to make money as a musician? It's not for everybody, but it's great to educate yourself on what opportunities exist for you to consider. This section explores the kind of music careers that are out there and helps you decide if they're right for you.
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Learn about careers and music performance and explore:
See firsthand what it's like to be a music teacher.
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Learn all about this highly satisfying, rapidly-growing field of work and ascertain:
It doesn't stop there. Many other exhilarating careers in music exist.
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Mimi West is the Founder of My Dream Teacher where she designs educational programs to help musicians start living their dreams. Music Master Plan, her flagship program, teaches everything students need to know maximize their achievement in music.
As a private music instructor in voice, violin and piano, West has helped students overcome stage fright, learn how to write songs, and how to really enjoy performing. Some of her students have been featured on TV commercials, garnered lead roles in stage productions, and won local music competitions. Some have gone on to complete Bachelors and Masters Degrees in music and even pursue musical careers.
West has performed all over the world, having completed four international singing tours to date. Venues include Madison Square Garden, Shea Stadium, and Radio City Music Hall.
Since West has achieved many of her own dreams, she devotes special attention to teaching students how to start achieving their dreams as well.