Be in a Band

Earlier this week, we published the Spring Newsletter for TMB. We have a lot of great things coming up, including our annual BOXFEST, which is always a great time.

One major point in our newsletter, which we are trying to drum up interest about are our Band Sessions! TMB offers band sessions for all ages! We currently have two groups at our Stratford Studio and both are looking for new members. Our Bicester studio has not had a lot of success when it comes to starting rock band groups, but we are hopeful with the Summer fast approaching that we might find more interested.

We, here at TMB, teach our instruments because we love to play music. Many of our teachers are in band and ensembles, and we encourage our students to do the same. Playing your guitar on your own is great, but........... there is sooooo much more! 

This week’s blog is about the many benefits of joining a musical group, whether it be a band or choir.

The photo above shows Tim (Founderof TMB) and Kev (Bass guitar teacher at Stratford TMB), gigging a few months agao..... yea they ALL do still play live.

Making it as a solo artist is especially difficult and can be isolating. When people join together to make music, amazing things can happen. It truly is amazing to be in a room with similarly minded and talented people to put something together, as a whole. Each person brings their unique take on their instrument, allowing each artist to express a specific idea.

Being in a band can greatly help with many developmental skills that are used in our everyday life, such as:

Organizational Skills: Being in a band, you must manage your time for rehearsals, and practice, on top of your everyday life. Bands also like to perform, setting up gigs and speaking with promoters becomes a regular occurrence.

Creativity Levels: Music helps every aspect of life. As it uses both sides of the brain, it keeps players mind’s active. You also have the opportunity to meet with like-minded people, who can help you dig into those creative spots in your mind. It has been proven that musicians progress at a faster rate when they play in groups, than in lessons alone!

Leadership Skills: Ensembles are usually run by one or more person. Someone has to be around to schedule rehearsal spaces, push the band to write new music, bring in ideas, and most importantly, help keep the band on a positive forward trajectory.

Teamwork: This is one of the most important qualities that a musician can gain from working in a group. Much like team sports, playing in a band requires dedication and individual commitment for the better of the group. With all of the creative minds in the room, not all of them think alike all the time, so there are often times where you each make little compromises to further the music process.

And the BEST part of that Teamwork, Leadership, Organization and Creativity, is that you get to make music with people who are your friends! All of us who have worked in bands before can speak on the unique connection that you make with your bandmates!

We are attaching two GREAT articles from two people, expressing the benefits of joining a band. The first comes from a mother who expresses how joining a band changed her life:

How joining a rock band made me a better Mum

The second article comes from a music teacher, who explains the benefits from the perspective of having been in bands, and also helping people get into bands, all ages. So this article has the views of a band from many different angles.

The huge benefits of being in a band

Hours on the road for gigs and times in rehearsal spaces can be tough, but it is all worth it with your friends by your side!

Next week’s blog will have personal accounts from our TMB teachers about their experiences in bands. All of our teachers have a wide spectrum of band experience and we are excited to share that with you, and hope that it will start to drum up interest in you to get out and start making music in a band!

Look back for more about bands from our amazing teachers! 

Love 

Emma x


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Be in a Band

Earlier this week, we published the Spring Newsletter for TMB. We have a lot of great things coming up, including our annual BOXFEST, which is always a great time.

One major point in our newsletter, which we are trying to drum up interest about are our Band Sessions! TMB offers band sessions for all ages! We currently have two groups at our Stratford Studio and both are looking for new members. Our Bicester studio has not had a lot of success when it comes to starting rock band groups, but we are hopeful with the Summer fast approaching that we might find more interested.

We, here at TMB, teach our instruments because we love to play music. Many of our teachers are in band and ensembles, and we encourage our students to do the same. Playing your guitar on your own is great, but........... there is sooooo much more! 

This week’s blog is about the many benefits of joining a musical group, whether it be a band or choir.

The photo above shows Tim (Founderof TMB) and Kev (Bass guitar teacher at Stratford TMB), gigging a few months agao..... yea they ALL do still play live.

Making it as a solo artist is especially difficult and can be isolating. When people join together to make music, amazing things can happen. It truly is amazing to be in a room with similarly minded and talented people to put something together, as a whole. Each person brings their unique take on their instrument, allowing each artist to express a specific idea.

Being in a band can greatly help with many developmental skills that are used in our everyday life, such as:

Organizational Skills: Being in a band, you must manage your time for rehearsals, and practice, on top of your everyday life. Bands also like to perform, setting up gigs and speaking with promoters becomes a regular occurrence.

Creativity Levels: Music helps every aspect of life. As it uses both sides of the brain, it keeps players mind’s active. You also have the opportunity to meet with like-minded people, who can help you dig into those creative spots in your mind. It has been proven that musicians progress at a faster rate when they play in groups, than in lessons alone!

Leadership Skills: Ensembles are usually run by one or more person. Someone has to be around to schedule rehearsal spaces, push the band to write new music, bring in ideas, and most importantly, help keep the band on a positive forward trajectory.

Teamwork: This is one of the most important qualities that a musician can gain from working in a group. Much like team sports, playing in a band requires dedication and individual commitment for the better of the group. With all of the creative minds in the room, not all of them think alike all the time, so there are often times where you each make little compromises to further the music process.

And the BEST part of that Teamwork, Leadership, Organization and Creativity, is that you get to make music with people who are your friends! All of us who have worked in bands before can speak on the unique connection that you make with your bandmates!

We are attaching two GREAT articles from two people, expressing the benefits of joining a band. The first comes from a mother who expresses how joining a band changed her life:

How joining a rock band made me a better Mum

The second article comes from a music teacher, who explains the benefits from the perspective of having been in bands, and also helping people get into bands, all ages. So this article has the views of a band from many different angles.

The huge benefits of being in a band

Hours on the road for gigs and times in rehearsal spaces can be tough, but it is all worth it with your friends by your side!

Next week’s blog will have personal accounts from our TMB teachers about their experiences in bands. All of our teachers have a wide spectrum of band experience and we are excited to share that with you, and hope that it will start to drum up interest in you to get out and start making music in a band!

Look back for more about bands from our amazing teachers! 

Love 

Emma x


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