Resources

Library

Our extensive music library possesses a myriad of compositions. Our library is not only limited to recommended repertoire, but also contains Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese pieces, as well as music from movies, cartoons, and video game soundtracks.

Books and Supplements

Our “mini music store” offers theory, sight reading, repertoire, and technique books for sale to make it more convenient for students or parents to purchase necessary materials. If we do not have the books you need, we will direct you to other local music stores or online.

Repertoire

The repertoires we recommend to our students includes, but are not limited to, a wide range of classical, romantic, popular, jazz, and modern compositions. In addition, we give students the freedom of learning the musical styles they enjoy the most.

Tuning Service

Grandpianos/Pianos of Russian Music Academy are regularly tuned. We also share with our RMA families the importance of care and maintenance of the instruments they own.

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Why Learn to Play Music?

The USA Psychological Science Research* regarding the influence of Music Lessons on Children shows that children who play music:

  • do better in school and in life!
  • are more cooperative with teachers and peers
  • are more self-confident and better able to express their ideas
  • show their rapid brain development and have superior memory
  • show statistically higher IQ
  • are more discipline, and are able to analyze and solve problems compared with children who do not receive music education.

Music is strongly connected with Arts, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, and History. Many notable scientists, artists, business and world leaders attribute their sense of accomplishment to the study of music. Music also helps us de-stress from the emotional and physical tensions in life.

About Music Theory

Learning music theory depends on a variety of goals for studying music:

  • How deeply do students want to develop their musical skills.
  • How broadly do students want to use their knowledge to understand, analyze, and/or compose their own pieces of music.

Music Theory is:

  • Reading notes
  • Writing music
  • Analyzing music compositions (to identify and reveal all its features)
  • Understanding styles and genres
  • Being able to listen to music critically
  • Combining musical knowledge with feelings and emotions

The more you know about music theory, the more you can express yourself in the process of performing or composing music.

*References:

“LEARNING IN THE ARTS AND STUDENT ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT” AEP. 2002;
“BRAIN” A JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, SEPTEMBER 2006;
JENSEN, E., “ARTS WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND”;
ASSOCIATION FOR SUPERVISION AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, 2001;
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, “CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 355”, MARCH 6, 2006