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How To Set Up A Successful Practice Routine

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How To Set Up A Successful Practice Routine

Pick a time of day when you can always practice, even for just a few minutes. Choose a small amount of time that you can always do, for example, 5 minutes. Set it on the calendar or sticky note or smartphone alarm. Practice for just the allotted time. If you feel you can do more or want to do more, go ahead, but don’t skip a day, Make an X on your chart or calendar for everyday you practice. Celebrate each small win with a small reward Repeat As I said in a previous post, creating a practice routine that is at the same time everyday, in...

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This Will Make Your Kids More Successful In Life

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This Will Make Your Kids More Successful In Life

When I was a kid, I felt like loneliness was my best friend.  It’s not like I wanted to be around him.  He just clung to me. We were the only Asian family in an all-white neighborhood in a suburb of New York City.  The typical question was, “What are you, Chinese or Japanese?”   As if those were the only two options.   “I’m Thai, Chinese and Korean.”  I would try to explain.   This answer was usually met with bewildered stares and silence.  Mind you, this was long before kimchi tacos,  Pad Thai noodles...

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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

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