Drum Lessons at Musikgarten Manila

Just like his lolo (grandfather) who used to play drums in a band, Justin is also interested in playing this musical instrument. That prompted me to look for a place that offers drum lessons. We first inquired at Yamaha School of Music, but we enrolled him at Musikgarten Manila because it was cheaper by one thousand pesos. Besides, we only have to walk to get there. Last Tuesday, April 15, was his first session with Teacher Jose.

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Justin with Teacher Jose

The first drum lesson was held at Musikgarten’s Musical Playground because the designated room for drum lessons was being soundproofed at that time. I wasn’t allowed to get inside, but I could see Justin and Teacher Jose through the glass door.

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We enrolled Justin for the 10-session Drummer 101 course which costs Php6,200. Each session is 45 minutes long. If Justin enjoys it, then we’ll decide if we’ll enrol him again for the Beat Master course.

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Musikgarten’s Musical Playground

Because I have a Robinsons Privilege Card, Justin was also allowed to play for one hour at Musikgarten’s Musical Playground for free.

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Before we finally left Musikgarten, Justin played the drums again to show me what he has learned that day from Teacher Jose.

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I really wanted my son to learn to play a musical instrument because I know that it will be good for him. Not only will he acquire new skills, but he will also have an outlet for releasing his excess energy.

Studies have also shown that learning music has positive effects on kids. According to raisesmartkid.com, learning music offers the following benefits:

• It enhances language acquisition.
• It improves memory.
• It promotes listening and motor skills.
• It improves spatial-temporal reasoning.
• It develops discipline necessary for academic achievement.

If you want to develop your kids’ musical talents, too, then I suggest you try Musikgarten Manila. Aside from drum lessons, they also offer voice, violin, guitar and ukulele lessons. They also give stage performance and special acting workshops, plus courses in songwriting and songwriting with recording.

Musikgarten Manila
4th Level, Robinsons Galleria
Quezon City
Telephone No.: 571-4928
Email: musikgartenmanila@gmail.com
Website: www.musikgartenmanila.com

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Start the Summer Fun with Cartoon Network Toonfest

Cartoon Network, the leading kids’ channel in the Philippines, gives your kids a summer to remember as it launches Toonfest, the biggest summer toon festival to ever hit Manila. Kids of all ages are invited to attend this free event at Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, Bonifacio Global City on Saturday, May 3. Gates will open at 4 PM.

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Kids can expect an outdoor festival of fun at Toonfest where they can shake it up with their favorite Cartoon Network stars from Adventure Time, Regular Show, Amazing World of Gumball, Ben 10: Omniverse, Steven Universe and a lot more. They can also sing along to live musical acts performing their favorite Cartoon Network theme songs.

There will be exciting games and fun activity booths, too, plus, Toonfesters will also get a chance to win awesome prizes.

And here’s the ultimate treat: an exclusive outdoor screening of Cartoon Network’s newest show, Uncle Grandpa, which starts airing on the channel on May 5, 6PM during Funday Mondays.

Don’t miss out on the fun! For more details on Cartoon Network Toonfest 2014, exclusive downloadables, online games and other news, visit www.cartoonnetworkasia.com and like Cartoon Network Asia’s Facebook page on Facebook.com/asia.cartoonnetwork.

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World’s First Ipanema Boutique Opens in Lucena City

Last March 14, 2014, the popular Brazilian footwear brand Ipanema made history in the Philippines by launching the world’s first Ipanema boutique in Lucena City. The store has a laid back, breezy atmosphere with a kick of Southern American vibe.

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Expect nothing but the best and freshest footwear collection from this Ipanema store.

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Brightly colored, buttery soft sandals and flip flops will make you feel like the girl from Ipanema walking along the famous Corcovado beach!

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Drop by Ipanema store at the Ground floor of SM City Lucena, Dalahican Corner Maharlika Highway, Lucena City and get a chance to watch World Cup 2014 live in Brazil when you buy a pair of Ipanema or Gisele Bündchen from March 15 to May 15, 2014.

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ELRO Corporation, the company responsible for bringing Ipanema, Grendha and Rider in the Philippines, made this milestone possible.

Ipanema footwear is also available in BAMBU and in leading department stores nationwide. For more updates, visit (and like) Ipanema on Facebook: facebook.com/IpanemaPhilippines.

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Catch the First-Ever Zalora Pop-Up Shop!

Zalora, in partnership with Glorietta, Globe and BPI, teams up with Manila’s top fashion bloggers for its first-ever Zalora Pop-Up Shop. It’s a three-day long event beginning April 11, 2014 (Friday) in the Glorietta Activity Center Palm Drive at 2:00 PM. Enjoy the best deals and discounts on thousands of products!

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You can get up to 50% off your favorite brands and 5% off when you use BPI Credit Card to shop. You can also win prizes and get featured as Zalora’s OOTD by dressing to impress. Get free Spotify and a freebie from Globe by simply registering to Globe GoSurf, and finally, meet the bloggers and see their style exhibition.

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Experience the Great Sandbox Adventure at Alviera

Exciting outdoor adventure awaits everyone in Porac, Pampanga as Sandbox in Alviera opens on April 12. Created by Ayala Land, Inc., in partnership with Leonio Land, Sandbox is a unique summer getaway that allows the entire family to enjoy the great outdoors through an array of fun attractions which include the Adventure Tower, Avatar One Roller Coaster Zipline, Aerial Walk, Giant Swing, UTV/ATV/mini-ATV rides, and Pump Track among others.

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Adventure Tower

The Adventure Tower offers 15-meters of wall climbing fun, rappelling and free fall. You can also get a good view of the open field from here where field sports, Frisbee, RC plane and car activities can happen. The open field will also be a venue for kite-flying and kite-making workshops, concerts like that of Bamboo Mañalac’s happening on April 12, and health and wellness programs.

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Avatar One Roller Coaster Zipline

Can you imagine yourself zipping down roller-coaster style 180-meters down and zigzagging along starting from 12 meters high? Well, you can have this high-flying experience from the Avatar One Roller Coaster Zipline.

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Aerial Walk

The Aerial Walk, on the other hand, is a high-rope adventure with the added challenge of being in an obstacle course.

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Giant Swing

Then, there’s also the Giant Swing, the Philippines’ tallest swing at 10-meters high that can accommodate up to two adult riders.

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Themed kiddie playground

Kids will never run out of things to do at the themed kiddie playground with picnic areas, mini-golf and camping sites.

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UTV, ATV Rides and mini-ATV rides

There are also UTVs and ATVs for rent for adults and mini ATVs for the young ones.

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Pump Track

Bikers can also enjoy Alviera’s 5,000-sqm pump track which serves as a training ground or simple play. This is open for all types of bikes and skill level making.

Alviera is a 1,125-hectare property easily accessible from Porac exit (NLEX-SCTEX) and close to the Clark Airport and Subic Freeport. Soon, the Alviera township will have open campuses for top-rated schools, its own commercial center, work spaces, a privately-managed transport system, hotel, country club and residential developments. It will also have open spaces and recreational attractions.

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The Sandbox is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For booking guidelines, visit the Alviera website at http://www.alviera.ph/ and on http://www.facebook.com/AlvieraPH.

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