What Are the Effects of Music on the Brain?

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In the past few decades, neuroscientists have discovered ways to monitor how different stimuli affect the brain. When the brain processes a new sense – through touch, sight or sound – neurons fire electrical impulses, sending microscopic messages to each other. With emerging technology, scientists can see the brainwaves that music creates and watch how..

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Can Music Lessons Reduce Aggression?

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..

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Why Do Our Children Quit Piano Lessons?

 

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..

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Music Education and Cognitive Development

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New Technology for Music Education

Music - for those who love it - is a life-long pursuit.  The landscape of the musical world is constantly changing, not only is sound and style, but also in the way we consume and distribute music.  As music teachers and instructors, the job sometimes becomes even more complex.

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