Does Leonard Bernstein have any heirs?

Composer, conductor, activist, teacher, rule-breaker, American icon: Leonard Bernstein was a towering figure for the many American musicians who came in his turbulent wake. And yet, he was not an intimidating one.

July 18th, 2018 | Tags:
The Self-Playing Violins That Mastered Chopin

The robotic Phonoliszt-Violin was dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World” in 1910.

July 13th, 2018 | Tags: ,
The price of learning: Some things to know about music lessons for children

Andolina Collado didn’t know where to start when her young daughter asked for violin lessons. An immigrant from the Dominican Republican who works as a home health aide, she asked everyone she saw carrying an instrument in her Manhattan neighborhood [...] more >>

July 11th, 2018 | Tags: ,
Trained Musicians Make Better Decisions

New research finds there’s an advantage to starting music lessons in late childhood.

July 6th, 2018 | Tags:
Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice?

More and more singers are cancelling big shows and turning to surgery to fix their damaged vocal cords. But is the problem actually down to the way they sing?

July 4th, 2018 | Tags:
Where’s the Best Seat in the Concert Hall?

A concert hall can have thousands of seats. Prices can range from affordable to exorbitant. So where are the best seats with respect to sound? Is more expensive always better?

June 29th, 2018 | Tags:
Why 10 minutes of silence has climbed iTunes charts

Samir Mezrahi’s silent track solves the problem of the same song playing each time a phone is plugged into a car.

June 27th, 2018 | Tags:
Practice More Than Innate Ability Makes the Musically Gifted Child

What does it actually mean when a child is described as being ‘gifted and talented’ at music? Is it, for example, the ability to sing in tune, remember a melody, sight read, or attain a technical level of performance that [...] more >>

June 22nd, 2018 | Tags: