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Music Practice As A Discipine For Life

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I read this great article about how music lessons became a great discipline for success in life.  What really resonated with me was the fact that none of the writer’s 4 daughters were natural “prodigies” and had to struggle with daily music practice.  I too did not just fall into playing piano and guitar and alto saxophone.  But once I found my...

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The Everlasting Positive Effects of Music Lessons

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It seems every year there’s a new study that confirms the positive benefits of music lessons in early childhood.  This one has some great findings: From the NY Times Well Blog: By PERRI KLASS, M.D. When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life, at...

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What Music Should My Child Be Listening To?

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A Playlist for Young Music Students – or anyone who appreciates a wide eclectic listening palette. I hope you are having a super summer and getting some much needed recharging. As you know, listening to quality music is one of the most important parts of being a music student. Hearing comes before sight as well as our ability to talk.  Music is a language and...

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Glenn Gould’s Finger Tapping Exercise for Piano Technique

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Many of you are struggling with playing cleanly and smoothly. This simple technique can help you to relax your fingers to pay more fluidly. Developed by Glenn Gould’s mentor and longtime teacher Chilean pianist Alberto Guerrero, it aims to retain a relaxed muscle memory. You can learn more about this in the wonderful documentary Genius Within: The Inner Life...

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