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Instrumental to learning

On the back wall, the word “music” was spelled down a broad, white stripe in the midst of various academic subjects: the M came from music, the U from language, S from history, I from reading and C from science. 21 more words

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Volunteering Your Songwriting Skills at Your Local Schools

Young songwriters need to learn their songwriting craft, and you may be just the right person to help them.

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What Killed Mozart?

In 35 short years, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart produced over 600 works for symphony, concert, chamber, opera and choir, including Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro (and some less than family friendly works that few speak of today) before suddenly dying in 1791. 13 more words

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Was Beethoven Really Deaf When He Wrote All His Music?

If there is one Ludvig van Beethoven fact everyone knows it’s that he was deaf. But just saying “he was deaf” leaves a lot of pertinent questions unanswered, such as how deaf was he? 26 more words

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How the Piano Was Invented

The names that come to mind at the mention of the Italian Renaissance are the likes of Medici, Da Vinci, and Galileo. Few, however, know the name Bartolomeo Cristofori, an accomplished craftsman who lived and worked during that era. 21 more words

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Have Greater Success when Learning a New Piece of Music

I designed a “road-map” for my students when they are learning a new piece of music. Students look directly at the music. They don’t look at the time signatures, key signatures or anything else before they begin to play. 56 more words

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Music Lessons are Clinically Proven to Build Character

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… 104 more words

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