Giving the Gift of Music

The Music & Arts Center

Music is a very powerful force in the lives of children and adults.  It can remind you of someone, or transport you to a time and place far or near.  With music and arts programs disappearing from schools, it can be all the more important to bring music into your children’s lives on your own.  Many children enjoy learning how to play a musical instrument, and playing music together can become an important family tradition.  Join us as we welcome Ann Ittoop from Music & Arts Center as we explore the many ways our children can benefit from a lifetime of music.


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Give the Art of Music

This all-in-one-musical resource makes it easy to begin the journey of music, for kids and adults.

Music is a joy shared by most people whether it is listening to it, dancing to it or playing it; music impacts people all throughout their lives.

Introducing children to this joy is wonderful, and even more spectacular is watching young children learn to “play” on a musical instrument, regardless if it is just for fun or a real interest in learning to master an instrument.

Keeping the music and arts programs in schools today has become a difficult challenge for many underfunded schools across the country. The same can be said for investing in instruments for your own children to study and explore on.

Music & Arts® (M & A) has been committed to offering accessibility and options wherever possible to enable parents and teachers the ability to introduce the study of music to the youth of today.

This family-owned Maryland-based company has been in the music business for over 60 years, and is now the largest music education and instrument retailer in the country. Being in the music business for as long as they have been means that M & A has you covered in all matters of music; instruments to lesson plans, repairs to rentals, they offer it all.

Not only does M & A supply music lesson plans to schools around the country, they are also the largest private music instruction supplier with more than 29,000 private students around the country, providing well over 1.5 million lessons a year.

M & A’s commitment to helping children discover music continues with their rental program. They understand that committing to the purchase of musical instruments is a costly endeavor especially when you are talking about young children whose minds change about what interests them as they explore life.

They offer other incredible programs such as their instrument rental program and free workshops with the intent of introducing the world of music to children interested in learning what is involved in beginning a journey of music.

Once instruments are chosen and purchased, M & A offers repair services as well. M & A offers all the tools necessary from education to acquisition and beyond making it easy for parents and their children begin their own personal music journey.

Visit http://www.musicarts.com to find a retail store near you. M & A staff is eager to help bring music into your child’s life.

Music & Arts

“Getting the chance to talk about the benefits of music, especially for younger musicians is great,” said Hannah Best for Music & Arts. “This is an opportunity to share how we are an all-in-one musical resource for those who might find getting started with music to be overwhelming.”

Music & Arts is a national retailer, with 135+ locations, coast to coast.

About Music & Arts
The first Music & Arts, run by founder Benjamin O’Brien, opened in 1952 and was located in a small house in Bethesda, MD. Still run by the O’Brien family today, Music & Arts now has more than 500 retail and affiliate locations, about 120 educational representatives and roughly 29,000 lesson students making it the nation’s largest school music retailer and lesson provider. Now based in Frederick, MD, the company of trained musicians offers friendly service for everything musical in your life including instruments, lessons, rentals and repairs. Visit MusicArts.com for more information.

Make sure to tune in to The Balancing Act on Tuesday, December 16 or December 23, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT) on the Lifetime Channel as Ann discusses the gift of music.

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The Balancing Act® Talks Learning: Higher Education Online, Playing Music

Music & Arts Center, Inc., Northern Arizona University with Host Julie Moran Take Center Stage on December 16 Show Airing on Lifetime

(POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – PR LOG December 15, 2014) Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® welcomes Music & Arts Center, Inc., and Northern Arizona University to the show airing on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime®. Tune in as The Balancing Act hosts and their guests help jump start the day with lively conversation and trusted information to empower a women’s life. This show will re-air on Tuesday, December 23, at 7:30 a.m.

Don’t miss these featured segments on The Balancing Act:

o Giving the Gift of Music – with Music and Arts Center

Music is a very powerful force in the lives of children and adults. It can remind you of someone, or transport you to a time and place far or near. With music and arts programs disappearing from schools, it can be all the more important to bring music into your children’s lives on your own. Many children enjoy learning how to play a musical instrument, and for many, playing music together can become an important family tradition. Join us as we welcome Ann Ittoop from Music and Arts as we explore the many ways to make sure our children benefit from a lifetime of music. http://www.musicarts.com

“Getting the chance to talk about the benefits of music, especially for younger musicians is great,” said Ann Ittoop, PR Manager for Music & Arts. “This is an opportunity to share how we are an all-in-one musical resource for those who might find getting started with music to be overwhelming.”

o Best Options for Online Education – with the Extended Campuses of Northern Arizona University
The vast majority of people going back to school are working adults, and the good news is… distance and online education options are more available – and more important – than ever. In 2013, Northern Arizona University became the very first public university to offer Competency Based Online Degree Programs. The competency-based model is ideal for non-traditional students like you. Students who have some credits but no degree. Students who learn quicker and don’t want to be kept behind by other students whose learning pace is slower. It’s Personalized Learning – you choose what you want to learn, when you want to learn it, at the pace that works for you and your busy life. Best of all, with the Competency-Based Program, you can even learn all you want in 6 months. http://ec.nau.edu/ or http://www.nau.edu/extended

“Northern Arizona University has been a leader in distance education for decades, with a strong commitment to both traditional and non-traditional students. We are pleased to partner with the Balancing Act to discuss the critical factors one should consider in selecting a high-quality online degree provider,” said Cori Gordon from NAU.

o Meet Jamie Eason, New Co-Host of Mission Makeover

About The Balancing Act®
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    Music has been a blessing to my youngest child . It built her self esteem and she discovered a great talent ! It is so important to give the gift of music to our children .