Entries by Kylee Shields

How Performing Builds Confidence & Self Esteem

 “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” As children and teens navigate their great big world they can’t help but feel small and insignificant. The lucky ones are those who find something they love at an early age.  The rest seem to gravitate […]

How Jester’Z Inspires

INSPIRE Entertainment was excited to invite Jester’Z over to help our students with improvisation.  “Since 2001 JesterZ Improv has been the leader of Improv comedy in the Phoenix Metro area. Whether you have performed as a Jester, taken one of the classes or been to our weekly shows, you know the value of JesterZ Improv […]

The Power of Piano Lessons

I started playing the piano when I was 7 years old. I hated it! It was hard, repetitive, and I never wanted to play the songs my teacher picked out for me to play. I thought my mom was the meanest mom in the world for torturing me with piano lessons. She told me that her […]

The Mental Benefits of Music

           “Because making music also involves crafting and understanding emotional content and message-musicians often have higher levels of executive functioning.” (Anita Collins) Have you ever wondered what music actually does to your brain? Did you know that music affects multiple parts of your brain like “fireworks” when listening to it but […]