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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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Do You Think Your Child Is Ready For Music?

Posted by Casey Thomas on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

5 ways to know your child is ready for music.

I have been teaching young children music for around 15 years now and I had to ask myself the same question recently, "When is my child ready for music lessons?"  I knew because of research and experience teaching, but when I saw my own child demonstrate similar characteristics I knew what I told our parents all these years was actually true.

Here are a few characteristics in comparison to watch for from your child to see if they are musically inclined.  If you do not see these characteristics, don't worry your child might not gravitate to playing an instrument yet.  It can sometimes happen over night though.  Also, check out the video of a 1 year old that truly loves music and is ready to learn.

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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 Makes You Smarter: the Advantage of Music Lessons

Posted by Samantha Thomas on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 02:29 PM

Interesting study on how Music Makes You Smarter! Check it out!

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Meet Hope. New Music Instructor Rockin' it at Our Watauga Location!

Posted by Samantha Thomas on Tue, Oct 22, 2013 @ 03:21 PM

“I'm not a teacher, but an awakener.”

- Robert Frost


Our  Instructor Highlight Series continues, where we share some cool facts about our newest addition to our Creative Soul Instructors, along with some interesting  "Did you know that?!..." facts about the members you are already getting to know. Meet Hope Myers! New to our Keller/Watauga Team this fall, we welcome her to our Creative Soul Team! Teaching Guitar, Bass, Voice, & Piano Music Lessons, read more about Hope:
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New Keller Instructor, Master's student at the prestigious UNT!

Posted by Samantha Thomas on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 @ 01:10 PM

“The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.”

- Unknown

Our growing Instructor team here at Creative Soul is doing just that!...We are excited to present to you our Instructor Highlight Series over the next few weeks where we will be highlighting some cool facts about our "new to the team" Creative Soul Instructors and some interesting "Did you know that!?..." about the ones you are already getting to know! We can't wait to introduce these amazing instructors!! First up, Robert Trusko! New to our Keller/Watauga Team this fall, read more about Robert:

New Instructor Highlight: ROBERT TRUSKO

Working on his Master's at the nationally reknown music program @ University of North Texas!

 

Robert Trusko is a Philadelphia native, and currently residing in Denton, TX pursuing a Master’s degree at University of North Texas (Music Composition).  Robert’s main focus is creating and performing music that is artful and accessible. In addition to studying classical composition, he performs electric bass, ukulele, and double bass in a wide variety of genres including popular music, classical, rap, r&b, gospel, jazz fusion, and South Indian Carnatic.

Through his musicianship, Robert has been able to perform across Northeast America in New York City, Hartford, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Atlantic City, as well as internationally in the Czech Republic. Robert has been privileged to work with Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Sugar Hill Records, Lauryn Hill) and Elixir Strings, as well as open for Jaguar Wright (Jay-Z, The Roots). In addition to performing, he also has completed successful work as a film composer, songwriter, engineer, arranger, and producer.

Teaching: Bass/Drums/Guitar/Piano/Trumpet Instructor @ Keller/Watauga

 

Try a Free Lesson with Robert

 

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Sincerely,

Samantha Thomas, Founder

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The Creative Soul Team

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Our private voice lesson students at Texas Top 10 Competition!

Posted by Samantha Thomas on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 @ 03:48 PM

Pull out your fog horns & come root on our Creative Soul students Friday Aug 23rd-Sat Aug 24th @ the

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