The Power of the Piano

The Power of the Piano Adult Piano Lessons Fight the Aging Process Mrs. Denie Riggs Music researchers trumpet the power of the piano to be the activity of choice to produce the greatest brain benefit.  More and more adults are reaching for the piano as a means to enrich their brain and to keep healthy and vibrant. At any age, …

Let God Arise

Let God Arise by Michael David Riggs   The word of God comes out of the Tabernacle of David. The word of God is given birth to as we get in sync with the sound of heaven – the sound that is coming from God’s throne. I heard the Lord whisper this very recently to me—and this is consistent with …

Ten Ways to Musically Enhance your Baby

Ten Ways to Musically Enhance Your Baby By Mrs. Denie Riggs The newest music research indicates that eight month old babies have more neural synapses in their brain seeking paths to wire than at any other age of a person.  That means if your baby is involved in active musical participation at a very early age, their brain actively wires …

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Traditional or Non-Traditional Piano Lessons?

Traditional or Non-Traditional Piano Lessons? By Denie Riggs Founding Director of Early Childhood Music   You can find great piano teachers who offer traditional lessons all around your area.  Traditional piano lessons involve one teacher in a studio with one student for a pre-set length of time weekly.  Perfect Praise offers traditional piano lessons for children from age 7 and up, …

The Importance of Piano Lessons for Brain Enhancement

The Importance of Piano Lessons for Brain Enhancement The Power of the Piano by Michael David Riggs In 1996, I began to hear my wife (Denie Riggs) talk about the importance of piano lessons for brain function enhancement. Though I did not scoff at this, I assumed she was probably just promoting her profession, something I was totally in favor …

Early Childhood Music ~ Give Them the Best Start!

Wow, what a ride as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary of Perfect Praise, Inc.  (Summer 2016)  Two years after we began the Muscle Shoals Music Academy, Inc. (that later was renamed Perfect Praise, Inc.) we began our Early Childhood Music ~ Give Them the Best Start classes!   This part of our corporation took flight and outgrew everything else we were …

Private or Group Instruction

At Perfect Praise Music we offer both group and private instruction, depending on the needs and age of the student. Babies through 8 Years: (Early Childhood Music) We have found that children in the very first years of their lives thrive on the group settings.  Social skills are developing and the children learn very quickly from each other, whereas if …

Intuitive Materials

In the wonderful world of making music, sometimes traditional curricula just don’t fit the needs of all students.   At Perfect Praise Music, we have studied the curriculums available, and have developed non-traditional instructional approaches that works for very young children and those who need a different approach. Our non-traditional approach work wonderfully for the following groups of study: Preschool Children: …

TNT is Dynamite!

By Mrs. Denie Riggs Founder, Early Childhood Music This week, a new staff member saw me write “TNT”, an abbreviation for our Tots ‘n Time Toddler program. She laughed and remarked that the toddler classes are certainly explosive! She was right! When active toddlers are experiencing music class together, there is a lot of explosive and energetic fun. These little …

Positive Peer Pressure

As we prepare our students to be on stage in a few weeks, I am reminded of how vital Performing Skills are for the students.  Frequently an inquiring parent will  tell me that their child is so shy that they will not say their name outside of their house.  My reply is, “No worries.  They don’t have to perform in the classroom …