Category Archives: Music

“The Sneaky Sounds” Instrumental Prelude

Congratulations to all the performers today!  The Penguins and the Mustangs did a great job acting out “The Vanishing Pumpkin,” our Halloween show.  The Explorers set the Halloween mood with a musical prelude “The Sneaky Sounds.” About a month ago, … Continue reading

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In The News: Is Music The Key?

“Consider the qualities these high achievers say music has sharpened: collaboration, creativity, discipline and the capacity to reconcile conflicting ideas. All are qualities notably absent from public life. Music may not make you a genius, or rich, or even a … Continue reading

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In The News: Music And Video Games

In my group of private music lesson students, there are several boys who are Minecraft enthusiasts.  Minecraft is a video game about breaking and placing blocks to build shelter, food, clothes and weapons from resources, such as pigs and trees.  … Continue reading

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In the News: Music and Language

“It turns out that kids who are poor readers have a lot of difficulty doing this motor task and following the beat. In both speech and music, rhythm provides a temporal map with signposts to the most likely locations of … Continue reading

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NPR: On Practicing Music

“Regular practicing is a path towards self-discipline that goes way beyond music — it’s a skill that has hugely positive ramifications for personal fulfillment and lifetime success.” – Anastasia Tsioulcas from “Getting Kids to Practice Music – Without Tears or … Continue reading

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