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When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workou...

October 21, 2015




Published on Feb 5, 2014


Linda Ciampa reports on new research that shows a few years of music lessons as a child, benefit the brain for decades.

October 19, 2015

By Tom Barnes January 08, 2015




If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would "build character," they were onto something. The Washington Post reports that one of the largest scientific studies into music's effect on the brain has found somethi...

October 6, 2015



My students are used to me asking questions at the beginning of each lesson.  By humoring me they are telling me more then they think.  Engaging students in a dialogue about their day, week, life, friends....can prove to be very revealing.  The student might have had...

October 5, 2015

Many children enter kindergarten not knowing how to hold a pencil correctly.  Fine motor skills are taught in their early school years.  As piano teachers we are putting even more demands on their fine motor skills.  This is why finger warm ups are so important to the...

October 1, 2015

Try these 8 ideas to add some gas to your child's practice time.


I was a homeschool mom for 12 years of my daughter's (plural) education.  I know how easy it is to run out of gas, so to speak.  I'm making myself sound old by saying this, but back when I was teaching th...

October 1, 2015

I have found that teaching students how to learn is more important then teaching them how to play a particular song.  I homeschooled both of my girls, who are now married and working in their chosen professions.  I knew very quickly that I couldn't possibly teach them...

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