"If a child hears good music from the day of his birth, and learns to play it himself,
he develops sensitivity, discipline and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart."
- Shinichi Suzuki, Nurtured by Love
Rainbow School of Music offers excellent music education in Mahwah, Bergen County NJ! The school offers group classes in violin, piano and music theory, as well as private instruction in violin, piano and viola for all ages and levels. The music instruction incorporates Suzuki method in addition to traditional material as well. Music education has great benefits for children. Each childs needs are understood and personalized in a positive and nurturing way.
Children love to learn in group settings and play music together. The school has an integrated curriculum that includes the study of music theory while learning to play an instrument to create a well rounded music education. As children take turns performing current pieces that they are working on it is also valuable for others in the class to listen and for the performer to gain experience performing for others. For piano instruction only semi-private and private lessons are offered.
Students have recitals benefiting peaceful and helpful causes. Rainbow School of Music is proud to have helped numerous organizations such as raising awareness and funds for Kids for Peace Global promoting world peace, Heifer International through which we were able to provide a cow and other animals for needy children and families in Africa as sustainable source of food. Our other recitals have also benefited people everywhere where children volunteered their time to make a difference in a world by participating in "Color a Smile" coloring pages sent to elderly, nursing homes and troops abroad in hopes of sharing a smile, Food For Action helping provide food, World Wildlife Fund and Hats for Homeless. For our upcoming June 4th 2017 recital we will be raising funds Kids for Peace's mission to build an elementary school abroad.
The charitable organizations are a wonderful opportunity for children to learn and help the world and try to make a positive difference in the world!
Performance apportunities are every December and June in Ridgewood NJ where families and friends can attent the recitals. This also gives the children great focus and goal to practice towards and gives the families pride to hear their children perform. For children to understand and be part of a cause trying to make a difference in the world and promoting world peace adds another dimension beyond words. Also the violin group has performed the National Anthem prior to a basketball game at the Mahwah High School numerous times.
For piano students that are interested, yearly National Auditions are scheduled as part of the NGPT American College of Musicians Guild Auditions where all the students have passed National levels by memorizing 10 pieces!
Rainbow School of Music was created by Dr. Anoush Simonian Georgiades, who received Masters and Bachelors degrees from the Juilliard School and her doctorate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Prior to having children of her own she was teaching at School for Strings in New York City and in need of creating the nurturing, professional and complete music instruction for her own children without the travel to New York City and high tuition costs, she created the school in Mahwah NJ, where she resides with her husband and two children.
Dr. Georgiades has studied with some of worlds best teachers and performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Academy of Music and loves sharing her knowledge and love of music.
Thank you for your interest!