Creative Soul Blog

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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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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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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