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Music Lessons

The Summer Slide: Stay In Key With Music

Lydia Kontos | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Lydia Kontos

Now that Memorial Day has sailed past us and the end of the school year is in sight, many families are thinking about how to fill the summer days ahead and keep kids engaged at a time when schedules and routines are disrupted.

One Lesson I Learned From This Guitar Teacher (and It's Not How to Play)

Tajci Cameron | Posted 06.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Tajci Cameron

I remember the day I woke up without a dream to follow. I was visiting a friend in Maine, staying in a picturesque attic room with a gorgeous view of ...

Miri Ben-Ari: Music and the Third Metric

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Miri Ben-Ari

If you had the choice, would you give your child a video game or a musical instrument to play daily?

Don't Leave Music to the Pros

Sadie Dingfelder | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadie Dingfelder

Recent studies have shown that playing an instrument reduces stress, prevents hearing loss and may even stave off Alzheimer's disease.

Music Lessons

Jon Foreman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Arts
Jon Foreman

Will you raise your voice and sing or will you look the other way? All around us, beauty and pain are exploding into being. The song of humanity is bursting into life, tension and resolution, full of dissonance and harmony.

Soweto Strings: Township Orchestra Plays in London

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.12.2012 | Arts
Stefan Simanowitz

The music school offers more than just a place of learning. It also acts as a refuge for many of the students who face difficulties associated with township life including extreme poverty, violence and exposure to drugs.

Singing Lessons: How To Get Your Kids To Practice Music

Ruth Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

Parents are aware musical progress takes a commitment to daily practice. But everyone is overcommitted and overwhelmed. The question is, how do you get your kids to want to practice music?

How Learning Music Can Enhance Kids' Brain Development

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

A new website where kids can create music desires to spread the joy of music creation to millions regardless of skill, training or economic status.