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Learning a musical instrument or other
musical components can have many positive
benefits for children and their creative
Lessons are often offered at schools for
those who wish to partake but people living
in and around the Barossa area also have the
opportunity to learn at the Barossa Music
Centre (BMC), Tanunda.
The BMC can help children with the
process of learning an instrument as well as
purchasing the right equipment.
Mr Peter Koch, BMC owner, said music
lessons are a fantastic way for children to
channel their creativity and boost confidence.
“Music is always a fantastic medium for self
esteem and can be such a positive thing to do
in life,” Peter said.
“It is very much like a universal language
that can give a great deal of pleasure to people
that not only partake in the learning process
but also for those who like to listen.
“When the chips are down people tend to
turn to music and with a lot of bad in the world
these days, having something like music for
kids to focus on is really a great thing.”
Mr Koch said it depends on what instrument
you are wanting to learn as to what age would
be ideal for you to start lessons.
“We like to think you can start learning
at any age but some instruments like a
saxophone require the lung and breath intake
from someone a little bit older, whereas drums
and guitar can be learnt from as young as 5
years old,” he said.
Beginners can sometimes find it difficult
as there are such a wide range of musical
instruments available and many of these can
often be quite expensive.
Mr Koch said this is where music centres like
the BMC can help ease the initial process for
those who may be overwhelmed or struggling
to find the right equipment.
“Our lessons cater to all ages and we stock
everything from beginning to advanced
which makes issues like finance a lot easier
for parents whose children are showing an
interest in musical instruments,” he said.
“We also offer a rent to buy scheme for
people who can’t afford the instrument they
are wanting to purchase at the time.
“Once you have learnt to play at your
current level then we can discuss better
options and continue the learning process on
more advanced equipment.”
Mr Koch also said that it is vital to test the
instruments you are looking at purchasing
beforehand as many people can become
confused when seeing cheap instruments online
and only after purchasing the instrument do
they realise it is not of good quality and not
suitable for learning.
He said it is important to have an experienced
teacher for your lessons after watching how
well teachers work with students at the BMC
and how much of a difference it can make in
your child’s musical development.
Mr Koch said the main tip is good
communication with the people teaching
and selling you an instrument as this will
guarantee success in getting what you want
and what is right for your child.
“It’s all about coming in and letting us help
you make the learning process both enjoyable
and rewarding,” he said.
“Music is something that is either in you
or not so if you’re intrigued by music that’s
enough reason to explore.
“If your kid is constantly tapping or good
at dancing in time they have good traits for
drums, or if you have a kid who is always
singing then vocal could be for them.”
BMC lessons commence in conjunction with
the school term.
Music lessons for children in the Barossa
Barossa Music Centre proprietors, Pete and Cath Koch, help provide a service for musical people in the Barossa
and surrounding areas.
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