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The MRC will be closed Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Monday, January 23 for building maintenance.


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The MRC will be closed Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Monday, January 23 for building maintenance.


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Thanks to a generous donor, we have recently acquired a new electric drumkit. This drumkit can be played SILENTLY, yes silently, for those looking for a quiet rehearsal. But, it also has 64 different drumkit sounds and one thousand other instrument sounds—guitar, piano, even vocals—that let students experiment with drums in a whole new way.

If you have old instruments around your home that you are not using anymore, please consider donating them to the Music Resource Center. Our most needed instruments include: guitars (both electric and acoustic), bass guitars, drums, and guitar and amp accessories (cables, tuners, capos). Please call us at 434-979-5478 for more information on donating instruments or equipment.

Our new electric drumkit

 

Staff and volunteers assembling the kit

 

Timmy making good use of our new acquisition


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The Music Resource Center will be closed Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


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The Music Resource Center will be closed Thursday, Dec. 22 – Monday, Dec. 26. We will re-open Tuesday, Dec. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 29. Our hours for those days will be 2:30 – 7pm.

We will close again Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 31 for New Year’s. We will re-open on Monday, Jan. 1 with a normal schedule.

Have a safe and happy holiday!


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Thanks to everyone who came out to the End-of-the-Year Jamboree on Thursday night. We had an amazing and eclectic night of music with performance ranging from classical guitar, to hip-hop dance, to piano, to hard rock, and everything in between. A huge thank you to our performers: Aimee Moody, Elie Butoyi, Bea Morales, Harli Saxon & Amina Hodzic, Jerzey Boyz Ent., The Barps, Allie Eichelberger, Darius Johnson, Liam Rowland, Hunter Bruton, Olivia Langan, and Poe Raskin.

We’d especially like to congratulate Elie Butoyi on being named MRC’s Member of the Year. The Member of the Year award is given each year to a student who exhibits extraordinarily positive actions or behaviors that set the member apart and demonstrate a genuine desire to help others, both at the MRC and in the community at large. Congratulations, Elie!

 

 


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Make plans to join us for an awesome evening of music on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5-7 pm for the MRC’s End-of-the-Year Jamboree! The event is FREE and open to the public. Come hear some of the best rising talents in Charlottesville— our members— perform. The studio will be open for people who are interested in becoming members to tour. We’ll also be serving up snacks and hot apple cider.

If you are an MRC member and want to perform at the Jamboree, sign up in person at the MRC or e-mail us. Performance spots are limited! Thanks to MRC member, Olivia Langan, for making the event poster for us.


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A research review by Northwestern University scientists shows that music training has a profound impact on skills such as memory and attention, speech and learning, and the ability to articulate emotions.

Children who have had music lessons tend to have better reading ability and a larger vocabulary than those who have had no music training. The study also showed that the brain’s ability to adapt and change is positively impacted by work with musical sounds.

A piano lesson at the Music Resource Center

Further evidence to come by the Music Resource Center and check out what we’re doing! Fill out a membership application today. Check out the full article on naturalnews.com.


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