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How to Make Music Practice Fun

Posted by Katie Gayle on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 01:40 PM

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The only way to get better at something is to practice, whether it’s playing a sport, playing a musical instrument, painting, writing, etc. However, the art of “practicing” can oftentimes seem boring or mundane to a child. They avoid it at all costs and dread when it’s finally time to sit down to play or paint or write. That’s why we’ve put together a list of ways to make music practice fun, which you’ll hopefully be able to apply to all practicing endeavors.

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Tags: Parenting, music education

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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Music Education and Cognitive Development

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

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