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Research shows significant changes to brains of musicians

FROM MATH TO ENGLISH TO COMMUNICATION, MUSIC STUDY HAS BIG IMPACT As the members of the Great Falls Symphony orchestra prepared to rehearse one night in March, musicians warmed up before conductor Gordon Johnson stepped to the stand. 21 more words

Music Education

Let it Go!

How to let go of control in your classroom in order to foster a more productive learning environment. 

Last weekend, my coworker and I attended a Kodály workshop presented by the… 2,257 more words

More on spiral curricula

Having written the previous blog about spiral curricula, I was reminded by Luton music teachers, and by Dr Lis McCullough, that a spiral curriculum also exists in the Charanga course. 461 more words


From the Hands of Babes

 T working on a new piece called “Floodtime.” 2:20

I sat mouth opened with astonishment as I watched this little boy play the piano. His accomplishment reminded me of a few facts – children can begin learning sooner than many of us think, it can be difficult to understand what children can do unless we expose them to positive endeavors, the greats of the past had fewer distractions than children do today and music education is beneficial in several ways. 495 more words


Nashville Symphony Formalizes Partnership With NSA

This week Nashville Symphony Education staff met with Oceana Sheehan, Assistant Principal of Nashville School of the Arts, and Bob Kucher, Director of Secondary Partnerships and Programs at the  969 more words

Classical Music

Let’s Get Jazzed About Summer Music

Okay music teachers let’s get jazzed about summer and teaching our songs related to the season. How about learning music from the sixties and seventies? Surfing music from the Beach Boys, Bruce and Terry with “Summer Means Fun”, The Rivieras with “California Sun”, Ronny & the Daytonas with “G.T.O.”, and the Rip Chords with “Hey Little Cobra”, Jan & Dean, with “Surf City”. 149 more words