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SOVT, Vocal Development, and…Straws??

Hello everyone! I recently had a student with an emergency situation: she woke up with no voice! This is a little girl (11) who might as well have been born on the stage — she sings all the time! And … Continue reading

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My Next Adventure: Lessons and Housewifery

Well, I did it. I quit. I was teaching middle school, and most of the time it was a reasonably good experience. Except when it wasn’t. This past year I taught two classes each of chorus and orchestra (what I … Continue reading

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10 Things You Should Do BEFORE Your Child Starts Piano Lessons

Check out this excellent article by Elissa Milne. Click Here to read it. I would also add to this list: 11. Make sure your child knows the difference between high/low and loud/soft. You wouldn’t believe the number of students who … Continue reading

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Article: Singing Changes Your Brain

Hello all! I apologize for the long time between posts. I have several tabs open in my browser, just waiting to be shared and added to my lists, but the complications of moving, having to put down my lovebird Buddy, … Continue reading

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Games: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Stumbled across this website presented by the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall that has a game based on Benjamin Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”. Check it out here.

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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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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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