About Igor Antipov
Igor is an experienced classical violinist who has performed around the world. He began playing violin at the age of six and has perfect pitch. He provides private and group lessons for students of a broad range of age and abilities.
Igor has trained several students to get awards at the Illinois Grade School Music Association contests, and The Granquist Music Competitions (Geneva, IL). He has participated in Walgreen’s National Concerto Competitions, and the All-America Student Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, and has trained students to enter Midwest Young Artists and Naperville Symphony orchestras.
Igor currently offers lessons to students at the age of six through adult. Lessons can be conducted in English or Russian, and music books for intermediate and advanced students will be provided.
Why Music and Movement are Vital for Children:
Peanut butter and jelly, socks and shoes, bats and balls, hide and seek, and music—are all elements of childhood. Children are naturally interested in music, and music is naturally good for children.
Why is music so attractive to children and why is music so well suited to children?
Music is a language, and children are oriented toward learning language.
Music evokes movement, and children delight in and require movement for their development and growth.
Music engages the brain while stimulating neural pathways associated with such higher forms of intelligence as abstract thinking, empathy, and mathematics.
Music’s melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory. Who among us learned the ABC’s without the ABC song?
Music is an aural art and young children are aural learners. Since ears are fully mature before birth, infants begin learning from the sounds of their environment before birth.
Music is perfectly designed for training children’s listening skills. Good listening skills and school achievement go hand in hand.
Developmentally appropriate music activities involve the whole child—the child’s desire for language, the body’s urge to move, the brain’s attention to patterns, the ear’s lead in initiating communication, the voice’s response to sounds, as well as the eye-hand coordination associated with playing musical instruments.
Music is a creative experience which involves expression of feelings. Children often do not have the words to express themselves and need positive ways to release their emotions.
Music transmits culture and is an avenue by which beloved songs, rhymes, and dances can be passed down from one generation to another.