Lighting has to do a great deal with learning. As a matter of fact the University of Alabama has created a few tips in order to create the optimum environment for studying. It should come to no surprise, that lighting is a part of this formula. When it comes to music, there is no difference to this formula. A good environment and good lighting create a place where learning can flourish! Here is one piano teacher’s experience as she renovated her music studio…
As a business owner and more importantly a professional music teacher who strives to provide quality music education, it was important to me when I was creating an environment in my studio space that portrays a certain element of casual elegance. Through my teaching experiences as a classically trained pianist, I have learned that the environment in which learning occurs greatly affects students’ concentration, love of learning, and overall learning retention. I believe that you cannot ignore the education of times past, nor do I believe that I would be doing my students any favors by teaching only the classics and ignoring our current learning styles, technology and environment. Whereold meets new is where well balanced and well-rounded education occurs. Our learning space needs to reflect the old and new balance.
When I started working on the build-out for my new teaching space, I wanted an environment that reflected my teaching style and philosophy: classical elegance with a contemporary edge. I centered the design of my school around the lighting fixtures I chose – Crystorama fixtures which perfectly blend modern edges with antique simplicity! The clean design of the fixtures made designing the rest of the space simple. My school now reflects the elements of education that I stand for while maintaining the open creative space I desired. I have incorporated classic antique pieces such as a century old book cabinet and sofa as and my half-century old piano with cutting edge computer & software along with fixture designs and flooring to blend the old and new. Current students and new clientele alike walk into my school and express the inviting atmosphere with delight. The lighting pieces truly made all the difference!
Wouldn’t you want to learn in this space?
About Mellisa Weinert, MAME, NCTM:
A nationally certified music teacher with a masters degree, Mellisa has a passion for instilling her love of music into others, no matter the age. Her philosophy is that music is for a lifetime and her goal is to nurture that love to everyone that she has the privilege to teach. She also has a definite style and viewpoint on how to create the best environment for the benefit of her students!