Category Archives: Inspirational

Good News in a Scale

Also called “The Christmas Scale.” This is a cute video, and can also be used to explain why it’s important to learn scales and correct fingerings. Merry Christmas! Enjoy! The Christmas Scale: Good News in a Scale     Advertisements

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Forget STEM, it’s time for STEAM!

Finally, someone is getting a clue that something is missing from the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program, and that is the letter “A”, for Arts! Read this article on a new project starting in New York. http://nationswell.com/well-rounded-education-new-york-city-revive-arts-additional-teachers/

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Some Academic Benefits of Music

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Gorgeous Icelandic Hymn

A gorgeous hymn sung by a men’s choir in a train station. Sure to enhance your evening. 🙂 Árstíðir is a band from Iceland. Here they are singing the 13th century Icelandic hymn “Heyr himna smiður” at a train station … Continue reading

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10 Lessons the Arts Teach

The arts teach children to make good judgements about qualitative relationships. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer. (There are different ways of doing things, though … Continue reading

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“Did you know?” Facts about music’s effect on us.

In 2012 I had the privilege of teaching at a middle school and working with a very kind and smart student who loves music, and enjoys composing. He is now a sophomore in high school and taking composition classes. This … Continue reading

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Practice Advice from Bud Herseth

An article that was shared with me that includes some excellent practice advice from renowned trumpeter Bud Herseth. Enjoy! http://brassmusiconline.com/Articles/practise-advice-from-bud-herseth/  

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