Tuesday, September 7, 2010  
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Quote of the Week
“Music is one of the rare things in life that can transport you.”
- Shelly Groves  
- on the study of music   


From the big city life to small town comfort, the Groves family has come home to Crowsnest Pass and are offering lessons for people of all ages and every skill level.
Shelly and Tynan Groves recently took the leap of faith and left behind their music students in Calgary to get out of the city and move to the Pass, where Shelly grew up. Seeking a simpler life and a quieter, safer place to raise their children, the Groves also brought along their music lessons, which they hope will fill a gap in the community.
Groves Music is accepting students of any age and any skill level into their private lesson program, and they say that spaces have been filling quickly but there are still several openings available.
Tynan teaches the guitar, banjo, lapsteel, bass, and the mandolin, while Shelly teaches the violin, the viola, and is considering adding the cello to her teaching repertoire. Shelly learned the violin from Kathy Amundson in the Pass as a child.
"Every aspect of a child's development benefits from music study," says Shelly. "Music is one of those rare things in life that can transport you."
The Groves believe that the study of music helps build motor skills, time management skills, abstract thinking ability, and problem solving skills. Music lessons also have social benefits, such as teamwork and leadership skills.
They have been at their Coleman home for two months now, and are feeling settled in. The Groves can teach students who have never picked up an instrument before up to advanced students who have been playing for many years.
The couple is involved in the local music scene outside of their lessons as well. They take part in weekly jams at the Blackbird Cafe, which are run by Tynan, The Groves family will be playing at this year's Harvest of Memories, which will be held at the Elks Hall on September 25.
"Small town living is more suitable to us," says Shelly. "Coming here was a leap of faith." But the Groves feel that the leap is paying off, and look forward to teaching music students of all ages.
Groves Music can be reached at 403-563-2003 for more information, or you can visit their website online at http://www.grovesmusic.ca.
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