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There may be a reason why musos think they have it all. Studies show that adults with some childhood musical experience perform better on selected cognitive tests than adults who had never studied music, and this advantage seems to become more prominent as we age.
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In preparation for an online Google Hangout Q&A that I will be doing next week, I have written a new feature article. I regularly get questions from parents and my friends on Facebook about how to step up from a student model instrument to an intermediate or professional one. In this article I answer the most common questions I typically receive, including:... Read Full Post »
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The following is a guest article.
Like so many children, I rebelled when it came to taking music lessons. I would not practice no matter how insistent my parents were. Like so many adults, I have lived to regret it. I did become a ballet dancer, which is closely related to the love of music, but I wish I had learned to play an instrument.
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Editor's note: This is a guest article featuring some interesting alternatives for teachers and paren...Read Full Post »
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Many times as teachers (and as parents) we feel we are communicating our expectations to young people clearly. Many times we are, but it simply hasn't been said enough times.
Or maybe, we need to make sure that our intended audience is paying attention.
Many times as teachers (and as parents) we feel we are givi...Read Full Post »
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Some friends of mine on Facebook are passing this image from the infamous Failblog site around. It is, as this site has thrown into the internet vernacular "full of WIN".
As a music teacher of a performing ensemble, I have had the experience of an audience member disrupting the mood of the concert with ...Read Full Post »
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Today, a student at my cyber charter school that I've never spoken to before sent me the following internal instant message:
Hi Mr. West,
I wanted to know what your opinion is about students listening to music while doing school work? I asked one of my other teachers and she told me that you would probabl...Read Full Post »