Am I too old to learn?


We have a
friendly learning environment
with a supportive teacher

Even if you've never played before,
you'll soon be enjoying pieces like
Love Me Tender, Blue Suede Shoes,
Ode To Joy, The Sound Of Music,
& many more


Also, older students concentrate 
better and practise more than many
younger students!


Finally, music lessons may help prevent Alzheimer's & Dementia

Several studies have now shown a link between taking
music lessons and a greatly reduced rate of developing dementia.

One study showed a 38% less chance of developing dementia, 
and another showed a 47% lower risk of cognitive decline in people who undertook 
music lessons and other intellectual stimulation.

Don't take our work for it: here are the studies mentioned:

Woodward M et al. Dementia: Can It Be Prevented? 
Alzheimer's Australia Position Paper 6, August 2005

Scarmeas N, Levy G, Tang M-X, Manly J, Stern Y. 
Influence of leisure activity on the incidence of Alzheimer's Disease. 
Neurology 2001;57:2236-42

Wilson R, Mendes de Leon C, Barnes L et al.
Participation in cognitively stimulating activities
and the risk of incident Alzheimer disease.
JAMA 2002;287:742-8


Some Course Options

Alfreds All-In-One Adults Course Alfreds I Used To Play Piano The Complete Piano Player

Of course, we have backing CD's and 
MIDI file accompaniments for these courses!


Timetable & Vacancies

We teach morning, after-school and evening classes.
Please call on
4751-6196 for an appointment.


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and is ©2007 Stephens Music & Computers / S.A.Walter.
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Please refer to our Fine Print page for trading terms.
Views expressed in this newsletter are opinions only.
All software used by SMC is legal, registered and/or licensed appropriately.
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This web page was created on 20 January 2007
Last updated 12 April 2007