Monthly Archives: December 2013

Article: Benefits of Music Education

While the Mozart-effect may be questionable, there’s no doubt that studying music can improve children’s minds. Music causes you to think differently, decode faster (increasing reading fluency), and helps fine-motor skills to develop – these are things I have seen … Continue reading

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What to give your teacher?

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah, I sure did! At the beginning of December my studio had recitals, and I was able to have a recital that consisted of mostly my students. It has been very … Continue reading

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Video: “Little Drummer Boy” by the Pentatonix

This is a great video that has been going around the internet since its release a few weeks ago. I absolutely love vocal percussion and doing sound effects with the voice (Eric Whitacre has some nice choral pieces like that) … Continue reading

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Video: “Angels we have Heard On High” – The Piano Guys

Christmas is just two days away, so I thought it appropriate to share something Christmas-y and musical. This is a really neat video created by The Piano Guys¬† in which four men play the same piano using special effects. You … Continue reading

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Article: “Fearlessness” – Overcoming Stage Fright

An article from Indiana University by Jeff Nelson, the hornist in the Canadian Brass (who also happens to be a pig farmer in Alberta, Canada). Check out his 10 Tips for Becoming Fearless; these can be applied to performances, meetings, … Continue reading

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Music for Christmas Carols

Here are some links to various websites to find Christmas carols! http://www.carols.org.uk/ – This site is not the best, but it has some recordings, lyrics, facts, and a few games. http://hymnchords.net/ – Just what it sounds like…chords for hymns. http://makingmusicfun.netContinue reading

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