June 8, 2012, We are proud to announce that QDV music and Diliman Preparatory School officially lauched it newest after class program, “The Music Club”. QDV Music will be offering music courses like voice, guitar, piano, drums and music appreciation to pre-school, elementary and high school students of Diliman Preparatory school and also offered to non-students of DPS.
The music club will offer 32 sessions (1 hour per session) twice a week, after class. Shall be handled by dedicated and passion driven teaches like Ms. Rosdy Vidad, Joshua Dimaano and Dominique Obra.
Drum rooms and Piano rooms are currently under construction and each room is acoustically designed to meet the best sound and tone required by our standards.
Here below is the speech delivered by Miss Rosdy Vidal during the New student and parents orientation:
“Good morning to every one, I am Rosdy Hazel Vidad. I stand before you as an Administrator of Encore.
I remember when I was young; I got interested in playing a keyboard instrument. But since we were living in a small town in Palawan, and music is the least in my parents’ priority to invest on me, I didn’t have a chance to learn how to play it. Thankfully, I can carry a tune and follow the tempo. At least, if I can’t play… I still get a chance to perform and compete through singing.
I’m an education graduate and started teaching last 2001, and since I can sing, the school assigned me to teach music subject in elementary level. There I realized that teaching music is my passion. So by 2003, I enrolled myself in College of Music, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. I took up Music Education, Major in Voice, and Minor in Piano as a second degree while teaching at the same time.
Only then I started learning how to play the piano, read notes, and to sing with all the techniques I needed as a singer. I would like to believe that I am good, but I wonder how excellent would I be if I had been given a chance to nurture the gift that is in me.
You may be asking the same questions like my parents did…
- Why do I have to send my child in a music school?
- What would be the benefits?
- Wouldn’t it be a waste of time and money for just a little fun in the end?
Allow me to share to you the four categories of benefits conveyed by studying music and musical instruments.
- Success in Society
Perhaps the basic reason that every child must have an education in music is that music is a part of the fabric of our society. The intrinsic value of music for each individual is widely recognized in the many cultures and every human culture uses music to carry forward its ideas and ideals.
Let me cite to you what Michael Greene, Recording Academy President and CEO at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, last February 2000, he said;
“Music is a magical gift we must nourish and cultivate in our children, especially now as scientific evidence proves that an education in the arts makes better math and science students, enhances spatial intelligence in newborns, and let’s not forget that the arts are a compelling solution to teen violence, certainly not the cause of it!”
- Success in School
Success in society, of course, is predicated on success in school. Any music teacher or parent of a music student can call to mind anecdotes about effectiveness of music study in helping children become better students. Skills learned through the discipline of music transfer to study skills, communication skills, and cognitive skills useful in every part of the curriculum.
As reported in “The Case for Music in the Schools,” from Phi Delta Kappan, February 1994 (Kappan magazine is the publication read by dedicated education professionals)
Physician and biologist Lewis Thomas studied the undergraduate majors of medical school applicants. He found that 66% of music majors who applied to medical school were admitted, the highest percentage of any group. While 44% of biochemistry majors were admitted.
- Success in Developing Intelligence
* Researchers at the University of Montreal used various brain imaging techniques to investigate brain activity during musical tasks and found that sight-reading musical scores and playing music both activate regions in all four of the cortex’s lobes; and that parts of the cerebellum are also activated during those tasks. Sergent, J., Zuck, E., Tenial, S., and MacDonall, B. (1992). Distributed neural network underlying musical sight reading and keyboard performance. Science, 257, 106-109.
* Researchers in Leipzig found that brain scans of musicians showed larger planum temporale (a brain region related to some reading skills) than those of non-musicians. They also found that the musicians had a thicker corpus callosum (the bundle of nerve fibers that connects the two halves of the brain) than those of non-musicians, especially for those who had begun their training before the age of seven. Schlaug, G., Jancke, L., Huang, Y., and Steinmetz, H. (1994). In vivo morphometry of interhem ispheric assymetry and connectivity in musicians. In I. Deliege (Ed.), Proceedings of the 3d international conference for music perception and cognition (pp. 417-418). Liege, Belgium.
- Success in Life
Each of us wants our children; and the children of all those around us to achieve success in school, success in employment, and success in the social structures through which we move. But we also want our children to experience “success” on a broader scale. Participation in music, often as not based on grounding in music education during the formative school years, brings countless benefits to each individual throughout life. The benefits may be psychological or spiritual, and they may be physical as well:
“Studying music encourages self-discipline and diligence; traits that carry over into intellectual pursuits and that lead to effective study and work habits.
According to Bill Clinton, former President, United States of America
“Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and, by studying music in school, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective.”
Examples of successful people who studied music before pursuing their field of specification:
Neil Armstrong (born August 5, 1930) – Known as the first astronaut to walk on the moon. He is said to play the baritone horn.
Louis Braille (1809 – 1852) – A French educator who invented “Braille,” a method of writing and printing named after him which enabled the blind to read through the use of their hands. He was blinded when he was three due to an accident but he was an excellent organist.
Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) – Prolific American inventor (with 1,093 patented inventions. He) created the world’s first industrial research lab. (Edison) played the piano.
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) – Physicist who won a Nobel Prize in 1921, known for his theories of relativity and gravitation. He played the piano and violin.
Jef Raskin was one of the inventors who worked hand in hand with Steve Jobs in developing the Macintosh Computer.
He studied music as a child in the 50s… learned piano, played in his school bands. But he was also enthralled by technology and desired to find a way to use technology to aid his musical activities.
Before he passed away he wrote:
I’d been thinking of writing about the benefits that music has brought to the four children in our family. The results have been rewarding for each of them. But they are young, and it is hard to predict the role music will ultimately play in their lives. So I will write about what music has done for one person on a longer time scale, and thereby relate a bit of my own experience. For example, if I had not studied music, there would be no Macintosh computers today.
After going into great detail about his journey with music, from his youth, to his internship with an organ maker to his first notation programming to the invention of the Macintosh he concludes:
Not all children will find music as central to their lives as I do, but a good education demands exposure to the wide panoply of human achievement. The arts, the sciences, and the humanities must all be represented — and represented well and in a positive light — by teachers who love and live them. And it wouldn’t be bad to insist on learning a few technical skills as well. In my case, it was music and mathematics that struck a chord and took root. I would not have been able to accomplish what I have if my schools had not had active music programs and if my parents had not strongly supported (and enforced) my studies. Every child should have at least the same opportunity. Making music belongs in our homes and in our schools.
This is a powerfully written statement by a man who has had an indelible mark on mankind.
Jose Rizal is known for his excellence in fields such as science/medicine, literature, and art, among others. However, Rizal’s musical inclination is perhaps not known by many.
According to Mrs. Asuncion Bantug, Rizal’s grandniece, “among the arts, music was Rizal’s first love.” However, music did not come easily to him. His contemporary, Dr. Galicano Apacible, recalled that “He even found it hard to hum or whistle a simple melody. Whenever he did it, the melody turned out to be so out of tune.”
But determined to excel in music, Rizal studied how to play the flute and practiced hard. He also took up solfeggio, piano, and voice culture.
Rizal was not deemed as an excellent flutist or singer but he went on with his musical inclinations by composing his own songs. Most of the songs were his poems that were set to music. His popular novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo also contained several passages and references concerning music.
Among his known compositions are Kundiman ni Rizal, Alin Mang Lahi and Leonor.
What point am I driving at now?
Every child has a distinct gift, a passion, and a purpose.
You may want your child to become an engineer, a doctor, entrepreneur, among others…
But we shouldn’t neglect the foundation of music because it is where the creativity begins.
If a person possesses creativity, nothing will hinder him in solving the problems he will soon be facing in life.
To you Parents, who always have the best interest in your heart for your children, can give what your child really deserves.
In QDV Music, we are giving you the assurance that we will unleash your child’s potential, young as they are, through music.
Please remember that we do not teach music in order to create great musicians. We teach music to our students so they may become great people, regardless of their career path.
Thank you very much!”
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