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Happy Holidays! Felix sez “Meow!”

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Happy Holidays!  Felix sez “Meow!”

What a great year it has been.  Wishing you all a wonderful holiday and see you in the new year.  The recital is coming January 30, so don’t forget to practice!

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Holiday Sing-Along Party & Music Salon

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Holiday Sing-Along Party & Music Salon

All the students are doing fabulously well, and especially with their Christmas / Holiday songs.  Somehow having a hard time finding any Hannukah songs besides the Dreidel Song.  Anyone want to send me one? Because our Winter Recital is not until late January, we have started a tradition of Holiday parties hosted at one of the student’s homes.  This is a great way we build community amongst our “music friends” as one of my little boys likes to say. So check your inbox for the Evite from me.  Space is limited so we had to...

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First Day of Lessons 2015 Will Be September 9

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Welcome back to the new school year.  It will begin on Wednesday September 9, 2015. Have a great last few days!  

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Summer 2015 Music Lessons in Park Slope, Brooklyn

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Summer 2015 Music Lessons in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Summer is usually the best time to get started with private music lessons.  There’s less distractions going on with other activities and homework and my roster is much more flexible and open. Dates:  July 6 – August 6, 2015 Days:  Monday through Thursday Times available:  10am – 6pm (last lesson starts 5:30pm) You can register your child here. Within a day of registration, you will be sent a welcome email as well as access to the calendar to schedule your times/days as you wish. Cost per lesson is $59. There is a $10 materials...

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American Idol And Finding Your Voice: A Music Teacher’s Perspective

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American Idol And Finding Your Voice: A Music Teacher’s Perspective

My family loves to watch American Idol as well as The Voice.  These competitive singing shows are fun and introduce a new audience to a lot of great songs, old and new.   The shows are both well produced and fun and get you involved with each contestant’s story so that you care whether or not they make the cut. One thing that stands out for me is the subject of song choice. So many of the judges comments on these shows go something like, “That was the perfect song for you.”  But who’s helping these fledging artists make these choices? Last...

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Winter Recital 2015 is this Saturday Feb 7

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Winter Recital 2015 is this Saturday Feb 7

Where: Park Slope Library (corner of 6th Avenue and 9th Street) Brooklyn, NY 11215 Time:2pm Day:  Saturday February, 7, 2015 Lower Level Auditorium. Hopefully the weather will be cooperative. We have a great lineup of kids from ages 4 to 14 playing everything from Peanut Butter Sandwich to Moonlight Sonata to Demons to Do You Want To Build A Snowman and everything in between. Watch for the coming video deluge right here on our video...

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How Playing A Music Instrument Feeds Your Brain!

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How Playing A Music Instrument Feeds Your Brain!

This is a fabulous little animated video.  It’s as if it was designed specifically for my students.  I’ve been send all kinds of articles to my parents through the years.  This just makes it more fun and easier to digest.  Thanks Ted Ed!...

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Music Instruction Expands Brains!

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Music Instruction Expands Brains!

As an independent, private music teacher, I am always being forwarded studies and news articles about the benefits of music lessons.  It definitely feels good to be on the right side of this issue!   And it certainly validates my profession. This weekend’s Wall Street Journal has an article, A Musical Fix for U.S. Schools, which puts music instruction higher than all other so called non-academic activities. “Kids in sports also showed increased ambition, while those in theater and dance expressed more optimism. But when it came to...

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Teaching Strategies For Growth Mindset

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What is the most important factor in a student? Many people would say it’s talent, or effort, or persistence, or luck or some combination of these. Behind all of this is something that is more important – the proper mindset. Recent research (Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck, 2007) has shown that there are two different mindsets among students: 1) intelligence as a fixed, static trait or you got what you got 2) intelligence is a changeable, flowing trait, in other words:  you can learn whatever you put focus and effort to Most...

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Spring Recital 2014 is on June 7 at 2pm

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  I’m looking forward to our upcoming Spring Music Recital on June 7 at 2pm.  It will be in our usual location, the auditorium of the Park Slope branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. We have a great program of diverse music from folk classics to Suzuki standards to pop songs from Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, One Republic, jazz standards in the style of Frank Sinatra and film and Broadway soundtracks all played by kids ages 5 to 13. The show is free and open to the public.   You can see previous recital videos here. Also, if you...

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