About Us

The Fugue School of Music is the brainchild of husband and wife team, Marc and Kate Powell. “Fugue” (pronounced “fyoog”), a musical term, is “a contrapuntal composition in which a short melody or phrase (the subject) is introduced by one part and successively taken up by others and developed by interweaving the parts.” Our “subject” at FSM is the creation of better students through the study of music. Our hope is to introduce this mission and see it taken up by others who will lend their talents and input to said mission thus creating a music education experience that is unparalleled. Using a combination of classical training and technique, modern technology and cutting edge research, FSM strives to better all of its students no matter what career or future is ahead for them.

Why choose music lessons?

It is a common misconception that music lessons are just for those who plan on becoming professional musicians. The latest research in music education shows that comprehensive music instruction is beneficial no matter what lies ahead of you in life. Condoleezza Rice is a trained concert pianist (and still performs today). Albert Einstein was a brilliant violinist. The examples could go on forever. Below are resources that can help you better understand the role of music education in the development of minds and hearts.

“Is Music the Key to Success?” – Article from the New York Times

“Music and the Brain” – TED video showing the latest neuroscience research in music education

“This is Your Brain on Music” – An excellent read by Daniel Levitin on the unique ways music develops your brain (also available from the FSM lending library)

“Benefits of the Music Development Program” – A list of music education benefits from The Royal Conservatory of Music, the makers of the primary curriculum at FSM

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