education

Media > Want a Smarter Kid? Get Them Music Lessons
November 15th, 2017

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The relationship between cognitive abilities and playing a musical instrument are well known. Here’s a guest post by Jess Walter on why getting your kid to take music lessons is one of the most loving things you can do.

Media > Music and Learning American Cafe
October 25th, 2017

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How does music education help kids in all walks of life?

Media > 3 Reasons Why Brain Research Should Guide Arts Scheduling in Schools
October 18th, 2017

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There have been more studies of the brain completed in the past twenty years than perhaps the past 200 years combined. We all have more access to knowledge about how humans learn that we have ever had before. These brain [...] more >>

Media > What Is the Suzuki Violin Method?
September 27th, 2017

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Teaching tiny people to play music.

Media > Beginning with Silence - Finding “Presence” in Music Class
September 20th, 2017

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Finding “Presence” in Music Class

What might happen if we all took 30 seconds each day to be silent, listen, appreciate, and celebrate the present moment?

Media > When should children begin music lessons?
August 30th, 2017

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The old age adage of New Year’s resolutions was thrust upon me the other day by this 10-year-old wearing designer alpargata shoes who is determined to learn to play a musical instrument this year. “My resolution this year is to [...] more >>

Media > Free Music Lessons on the Internet: Is There Such a Thing?
August 16th, 2017

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For budding musicians who lack the cash, where can one turn to for introductory lessons, whether it is music production or instrumental tuition on guitar or keyboard, just to get started? Conversely, are there teachers out there who are willing [...] more >>

Media > Kids Who Believe They Can’t Sing Tend to Quit Music Education
August 2nd, 2017

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Elementary school children who have confidence in their own musical abilities are more likely to continue their music education through middle school, while those with poor musical self-concept are more likely to opt out of music class — regardless of [...] more >>