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Fall can be looked at in two waysâ€¦as nature closes down and prepares itself for the long, cold winterâ€¦. or as a beginning of gathering times when we all congregate together over warm beverages, sweet pumpkin flavors and sharing of times and friendships in comfy chairs and listen to some amazing music. This is a great time to move away from the hot and crazy summer hectic lives and relieve our stress with the sound of music! All of us at ‘da House are set to give thanks to all of our students and their families, as well as the community of musicians and music lovers who have been making David’s Music House their second home. We have some great music events lined up to celebrate and give our thanks to all of you.
On November 10th, Davidâ€™s Music House is just the place to come as we bring a celebration of Classic Country songs from legends like Hank Williams Sr, Johnny Cash, Hank Thompson, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens and many others. Rock and roll has their â€śoldiesâ€ť groups, those keeping the music of the 50â€˛s and 60â€˛s alive. Now, the local country scene has Black Horse to accomplish the same.
Also, this November 17th, Davidâ€™s Music House brings a South Hills favorite entertainer and close friend, Bradley Bendis. Brad has been a firm supporter and promoter of Davidâ€™s Music House since we began in October of 2010. Brad will be singing some of his favorite folk and country legends and will also be playing with his band, These Old Bones, who will each perform individually as well. This will be a great evening of music to be sure.
To round out our musical events, we bring back a Special performance from Alayna performing withÂ John Michael (Johnny BeeÂ from the John Michael Band) on Thanksgiving Eve, November 21st. This will be an evening of fun, food, music, laughter, conversation, and thanks. This concert will also be an interactive workshop as Alayna will be talking about how she isÂ pursuingÂ herÂ musicalÂ dreams and there will be a question & answer time so students, get your questions ready.
SPOILER ALERT: Davidâ€™s Music House Teachers are gearing up their students for a â€śHollywood Holiday Concertâ€ť which is scheduled to be on December 20th, so be sure to mark your calendars for that.
Once again, all of us at Davidâ€™s Music House wish all the blessings, good health and prosperity possible to all our â€śSpecial DMH Family and Communityâ€ť and hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with loved ones and friends!
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We celebrated our Second Anniversary yesterday on October 10, 2012 with some great friends. Today, we begin (or continue) our journey with the first day of our 3rd year of business. Quite coincidentally, (or is it?) this first day’s date is 10.11.12. Perhaps this is a sign, much as “Get ready, get set, one, two, three…. GO!!!” đź™‚ Maybe this is a bit overkill on looking for signs, but there have been many along this journey.
When I was putting my dream and business plan into action of finding the space to rent and begin construction, the entire process was full of difficulties and possible obstructions, but I surged on to picking a date for a Grand Opening, which was October 10, 2010 – 10.10.10 – “a sign”! This also happened to be the only non-Steeler game Sunday in the Fall of 2010 and since I wanted to use the plaza parking lot for the grand opening for a large stage for live music and Sunday was the only day permitted by the plaza for such events… these were just too many “signs” to ignore!
As I said, there have been many more “special moments” that made continuing this journey possible…moments that were actual miracles in of themselves! So why wouldn’t I choose to think of 10.11.12 as one more “sign” that David’s Music House is supposed to be?
Along the lines of ideas that come to our minds from who knows where…. I had a thought expressed to me that David’s Music House is actually “The Future of Music Education”! This is what I have thought of since the seed of what I wanted to do began to grow. I wanted to create something that I felt was missing from music learning. I experience this first hand as my own two daughters, who were far more gifted than I with music abilities, but for whatever reasons, did not continue developing their gift. Here I was a long time, professional musician, who was in awe of his children’s music talents and could not find a way to get them to continue! This is something we all have heard from so many adults, “I used to play an instrument, but stopped when I was young. Oh, how I wished I had continued”! I strongly feel what is missing is “INSPIRATION”. Most musicians can tell you about a moment or a person who made them “know” they wanted to be a musician. I can vividly remember my moment, and it was years before I actually started taking lessons, but never the less, I remember a person who,Â quite by chance, IÂ happened to see play a Hammond B3 organ, and who amazed me as if he were a magician rather than a musician! His hands moved over the keyboard in a blur that I thought, at the age of 13, was pure magic! The Hammond B3 was the main instrument that I eventually played as a professional musician for over many years!
These moments of inspiration are priceless and not to be missed. That is what David’s Music House offers that no other music education business does….to be inspired, mentored, excited, and soaked in all things music! David’s Music House teachers are not just teachers of music… they are mentors, who are here for anyone who wants, desires and needs some type of help, connection or just somewhere to come and share their love of music. Music is a power in this universe that mankind has known, used, loved and communicated with since our beginnings. Scientists and educators have been telling us about the power of music to the human mind in overall goodness. Music develops both the conscious and unconscious of our minds. It helps children develop and excel in all areas of learning and development. Music also has great power of promoting wellness, healing and touching our deepest emotions. This is what I most cherish about music – its effect on our human emotions, often when we don’t even realize it.
I created a business in a field that I have always loved and to enable myself to continue working as long as I wanted, but the product that was created was something much larger – Â that is indeed missing and greatly needed…. “A Total Music Experience – The Future of Music Education”. It is my fondest dream to see that this endures and continues to help, teach, develop and inspire all who come.
â€śMusic expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silentâ€ť
â€•Â Victor Hugo
Thanks for your support and love! “Ready….Set….10.11.12……………GO!”