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Can Music Lessons Reduce Aggression?

Posted by Casey Thomas on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

In the article below, I found myself pondering the question, "Can music lessons really reduce aggressions in individuals?" 

Many of us enjoy reading or writing books, practicing and playing a given sport, or even mastering or inventing ideas you might have. In doing so, you are able to release the ability and the drive to move forward in life through the gift of creativity. This also releases the ability to change your feelings, your mood and your outlook on life and the individuals you intereact with.

This article moved me. Thought it best to share. It's kind of amazing how music drives us. This is just another way of looking at its power. Enjoy!

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Why Do Our Children Quit Piano Lessons?

Posted by Casey Thomas on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 03:37 PM

 

Have you ever heard somone say, "I used to take piano lessons as a child, and I wish my parents would have never let me quit"? I'm guessing that you have at least once.

This has became a common mantra that I hear often, not only as a music instructor, but as an individual. I started asking some of my students as to why they think their kids want to learn how to play the piano. Here's a few of the reasons I recently discovered:

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Teaching Children Through the Power of Music

Posted by Casey Thomas on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

A new study has proven once and for all what many have suspected all along: Taking piano lessons can make kids smarter!

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Music Education and Cognitive Development

Posted by Anthony Miller on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:07 AM

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Even The Youngest Children Can Learn To Make Music

Posted by Anthony Miller on Wed, Mar 06, 2013 @ 09:39 AM

Creative Soul Music School is now offering some exciting new programs, even for those very young future musicians.  

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Seven Ways Every Child Can Benefit From Music Education

Posted by Anthony Miller on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 @ 08:30 AM

I do not think it is a surprise that all of us at Creative Soul believe in the importance of musical education. Carol Watson at National Nannies writes:

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Piano lessons help students perform 34% higher on tests

Posted by Samantha Thomas on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 @ 05:37 PM

"Research shows piano students are better equipped to comprehend mathematical and scientific concepts.

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