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Piano Is Fun! When You Have The Right Teacher.

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Do you believe in music? Music is one of the most fun & effective ways to transfer skills necessary to be a successful, contributing, compassionate human being. Jobs of the future depend on your child’s ability to think.  Because, when the robots come, and they are coming, we all need to be able to think, grow and contribute beyond AI and machine learning. Learning a musical instrument is training for life and will help with the educational divide between haves and have-nots and teach thinking skills vital to success, now and in the...

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Music education instills compassionate confidence

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Music education instills compassionate confidence

I believe music education is vitally important as it teaches one of the most important skills of childhood…confidence.  But it’s not the egotistical, brash arrogance posing as confidence that is plaguing our society. Rather, we parents want our kids to be a clear channel for intuition and spirit developed by learning the laws of the Universe so perfectly exemplified in music. We are all vibrating, resonating beings.  Let’s lift ourselves by resonating with the highest vibrations! Come join us This Saturday, June 10, 2017, we will host our...

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Spring Recital is June 10, 2017

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Spring Recital is June 10, 2017

It’s less than a month to our Spring Recital. Public performance is a huge growth opportunity and an essential skill for success in life.  I’ve heard many adults say how public speaking is at the top of their fear lists. It was mine too! Back when I was an awkward kid, somehow, I knew that if I could get over my fear of speaking or performing in public, I would have an easier time in life.  Through repeated practice in jobs, gigs and performing, I somehow got better.  Eventually, to my sheer amazement,  I even got a job as a host for MTV with...

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How to ensure your child’s success?

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How to ensure your child’s success?

What can we do to help our children become successful?  It’s a question that reverberates deeply in every parent. “To give our kids the best possible potential for a successful life, we need to teach and model for them how to work well.” – Cal Newport The summer I was 10 years old, I would ride my bike every morning to my local public library.  There, I would greet the librarian, Mrs. Mascolo, and take home a stack of books: everything from mysteries to biographies, science fiction, and history.   For most of the day, I would be hidden...

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Black History Celebration Gig at local hospital, featuring Park Slope teacher Sean Spada!

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Recently, one of our teachers, Sean Spada, had an interesting gig…at a hospital!  Held February 8 at Maimonides Medical Center, the event celebrated Black History Month, focused on highlighting influential women, and even featured some employees from the institution for the first time.   During the program, staff members represented influential women in the fields of civil rights, politics, literature, athletics, and science. The presentation honored a total of seven members of the black community from the 1940’s through today,...

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Photos from our Winter Recital 2017

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Photos from our Winter Recital 2017

Photos by Aehee Kang Asano  ...

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Ukulele for kids: what size should I get?

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Ukulele for kids: what size should I get?

There are several sizes of Ukulele.  This instrument, from Hawaii, has had a major resurgence in the last decade or so. (If you’ve never heard of Jake Shimabukuro – just google him now.) And why not?  It’s so fun!  And portable! Plus you can get a really nice one for less than $100. The four most common sizes of Ukulele are Soprano Concert Tenor Baritone There is another now called the Bass Ukulele which is a whole new animal.  It is only possible because of some special string technology.  More on this in a future...

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Recital Awesome-ness January 2017

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Recital Awesome-ness January 2017

Wow, what a great set of concerts we had on Saturday! Life Skills It’s truly amazing to see what our kids can accomplish with some directed focus, guidance and perseverance. These skills translate into wonderful life success skills and you may already notice them surfacing in areas like school, sports and homework. But, I think this photo truly captures the spirit and essence of what our recitals at Park Slope Music Lessons are all about. Can you guess what it is? Elias with his Dad perform Heart and Soul with a surprise support guest...

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Winter Music Recital at Park Slope Library January 28, 2017

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Winter Music Recital at Park Slope Library January 28, 2017

Tomorrow is our big day. We have two concerts scheduled at the Park Slope Library at 9th street and 6th Avenue. 11:30 am 2:15pm As we have grown, we’ve had to create two separate concerts as the auditorium would not fit us.  Plus, I’m afraid of tiring out our audience with multiple renditions of Hot Cross Buns! 🙂 We’re going to have some great music – everything from folk songs to classic rock from Deep Purple and the Police to newer hits by Rihanna, Broadway show pieces, classical sonatinas and original songs....

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