Foundations

Mapleford is a growing community of music class students here in Rochester, Minn. We are families, seniors, teens, toddlers, and kids. We all have a common desire – becoming more musical!

At Mapleford we are very serious about 2 things… Fun & Foundations. Our catalyst to help you grow in music skill and have fun doing it, is building good foundations.

What do we mean when we say Music Foundations? Well, a foundation holds the rest up! At Mapleford we strive to have you develop the core skill set to have you grow in music, the foundation. Let’s relate it to a sport. Basketball, tennis, soccer, skiing, football, climbing, they all have a core or a foundation set of skills. Some of those skills overlap while others are sport specific. In like, music has a foundation set of skills. Some of those skills overlap to any music. Others are instrument and genre specific. As core skills become automatic and well executed, advancing skills improve and grow.

Music foundations are pitch, rhythm, & meter, (ear training), basic music symbols and geography of staff and instrument (theory), the best way to hold your body to your instrument (technique). When these are working – you have fun!

 

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