Learning life skills through music: New Ppogram hopes to hit high note in Grand Valley

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - In tune with intelligence, that's the mantra of a new program in the Grand Valley which seeks to strike a chord between music and learning.

Founded in California in 2005, Sera Schools music classes have found a niche in the Vail area that Founder Brita Fay hopes to bring to the Grand Valley.

Sera Schools offers private, semi-private and in-home lessons for guitar, piano, and voice. Programs are available for kids as young as 4-years-old, higher-education students, adults and anyone in between.

Instructors say their unique teaching method encourages motivation and rewards students in a way that allows them to have fun learning about music. They add that their program is designed to allow to students to easily track their individual progress.

"The goal is to create an intrinsic value for music," says Fay. "But also to increase spatial temporal skills, the skills that lead to higher math functions and engineering, etc. There's also a direct correlation between the study of music and ACT scores."

Ninety percent of Sera School's instructors hold a bachelors degree or higher in music.

The school is getting set to launch a summer program that runs from June 7 to Aug. 13. Classes will be offered in 30 minute, 45 minute and one hour increments. Discounts are available for Holy Family, School District 51 and Vision School students.

To sign up or learn more about the program, you can call (970) 343-0819 or click on the link below under "Related Links."

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