Tag Archives: study

How to tell when your child isn’t practicing.

Excellent article that applies to all instruments, and not only to the piano. (And it’s not too long, either!) Click Here to read it! Not much needs to be added to the article, but I do want to make the … Continue reading

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Article: Music Instruction Can Make for a Smarter Teen

An article that follows groups of teenage students, studying the impact of formal music training in school on high school students with no (or limited) prior experience in music. This would be great to send to your principals and administrators. … Continue reading

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Tips for vocalists and singers.

Yes, I make the distinction between vocalists and singers. A vocalist is generally one who has studied voice and has learned basics of healthy singing as well as learning a variety of repertoire. A singer is a person who likes … Continue reading

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Composer Quest Assignment

Hello readers! I am currently substituting long-term for a teacher who is out on sick leave, and one of my more unique classes is music appreciation class. Last week we studied musical genres, this week it will be musical periods/eras. … Continue reading

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Website: Classics For Kids

In doing research for a music appreciation class I stumbled across a great resource, a website called Classics for Kids. I discovered a page with a radio show about different periods of music, and the site also includes information on … 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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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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