Can playing a musical instrument help with math and other school studies? Time to find out, with a monthly Music Makers Workshop presented by the Florida Academy of Performing Arts, in residence at Music Showcase in Brandon.
“This is a great opportunity for children to learn about different instruments and then hopefully decide that they want to learn how to play one because music is fun and help students improve their math and schoolwork,” said Music Showcase spokesperson Deborah Evans, in a news release about the workshops.
"Mini-musicians," ages 2 to 10, can attend the workshops for free, held the second Saturday of the month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Music Showcase in Brandon, at 402 Oakfield Drive.
According to the release, the interactive workshop allows children to hear and see band and orchestral instruments, including the flute, trumpet, tuba, and violin, which they then get to try out for themselves.
Workshop attendees also will "make an instrument that they get to take home, along with a goody bag." Evans said.
Upcoming Music Makers Workshops are scheduled for:
- February 9
- March 9
- April 13
- May 11
Workshops are free, but advance registration is required at Florida but you must register in advance by visiting the Florida Academy of the Performing Arts online. Call: 813-685-5998. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.