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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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What Can Jazz Music Lessons Teach Children?

Posted by Anthony Miller on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 @ 01:16 PM

Everyone has their own musical prefrerence.  I discovered my love for music at eleven-years-old.  As I entered high school, I had a very narrow view of music.  Now in my thirties, I have found a new appreciation for all types of music, from rock to bluegrass to big band to hip hop and everything in between.  As my boys have grown to love music, I have done my best to expose them to all genres of music.  

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Overcoming Songwriter's Block

Posted by Anthony Miller on Fri, Oct 19, 2012 @ 07:23 PM

Finding inspiration can often be harder than finding rain during a Texas summer. Not knowing when or where your next song, essay, or poem will come from, can make completion seem like a far-off dream.  Chris Bolton, musician and songwriter, offers some advice:

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