Life skills through music lessons for kids 4+ in Park Slope & surrounding neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY

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Music Instruction Expands Brains!

Music Instruction Expands Brains!

By on Oct 11, 2014 in Teaching Methods | 0 comments

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...

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Teaching Strategies For Growth Mindset

By on Jun 2, 2014 in Blog, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

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)...

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Why Memorizing Music Is So Important

By on May 10, 2013 in Teaching Methods | 7 comments

By Andrew Ingkavet With all of my students, I stress the importance of memorizing their pieces, especially for performance at a recital. Here’s some of the reasons why. Repetition is the Mother of Skill How many times did Tiger Woods hit a golf ball before ever entering a competition? Apparently he was already golfing at age 2 when he made an appearance on the...

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Why Music Recitals Are Like Life Skills 101

By on Jun 15, 2011 in Blog, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

Or things I wish I knew when I was 8 years old… We had such a great recital last Saturday and it made me think of how important these events are for so many reasons. Deadlines Recitals are like so many things in life. It’s a due date when you need to really know something well and you need to show it in public, in this case 100 of your friends, families and...

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Music lessons & effects on the brain

By on Aug 1, 2010 in Blog, News | 0 comments

EVANSTON, Ill., July 21 (UPI) — Musical instruction can “prime” the brain to improve human skills in language, speech, memory and attention, U.S. researchers say. A study at Northwestern University found the effects of musical training on the nervous system can build meaningful patterns important to all types of learning, ScienceDaily.com reported...

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