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Research shows taking music lessons can speed up brain development in children

Observing a pianist at a recital—converting musical notations into precisely timed finger movements on a piano—can be a powerful emotional experience. As a researcher of neuroscience and a pianist myself, I understand that the mastering of this skill not only takes practice, but also requires complex coordination of many different brain regions.   8 more words

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Fieldston Outdoors Mummer's Play

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Preparing a School Winter Solstice Performance

Fieldston Outdoors Mummer’s Play
by Walter Bitner & Jody Kruskal1995… 1,051 more words

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Teaching Music History with iPad

I’ve just watched a very inspiring presentation by UTRGV (Texas) faculty Art Brownlow about teaching music history with iPad.

It’s called Teaching Music History with iPad. 22 more words


College Music Society conference

This week I’m in Santa Fe. I’ve never seen New Mexico before (except through the fictional eyes of Jesse, Walt, Hank, Skylar, Mike etc) and it’s quite beautiful – the view from the hotel is filled with sandstone fort-like buildings and distant mountains. 864 more words


Patricia T. Hayes

Title:  Music Educator
Company:  Meadowbrooke & Lakeview Elementary School
Location:  Chesapeake, VA United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2016)
  • Featured Member, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2016)
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Essential Questions for the Music Classroom

Strong essential questions can focus a music lesson or spark an animated discussion. They can also help you make sure that your lessons address the National Core Music Standards. 239 more words

3rd Grade

Kahoot! - Recognizing notes on the Piano Keyboard

I’ve been feeling under the weather lately with a wisdom toothache and it is most unpleasant as I find it hard to concentrate and eat. That’s why I haven’t been posting up anything new lately. 229 more words

Music Education