Who wants to practice to play like this?
It’s fun to play Bach when you’re six!
This article highlights the lasting impact of music lessons on the brain. We know that music study changes the brain and this encouraging article points to lasting mental health benefits.
Less is more!
Help your children learn this important lesson in their daily practice and in how you frame the experience of ‘practicing’ in your home.
Don’t miss this video. What a fabulous reminder to keep your head up and eyes on the goal when presented with challenges. Thank you, Emily!
This is a great reminder to be thankful for the resources and opportunities we have and also to embrace joy in music!
This brief article lists several studies that highlight the value of music study during childhood.
As an aside, their bow hold shapers are pretty fabulous as well. I would always recommend students work to develop a bow hold on their own power, but there are times when physical issues or quirky emotional struggles emerge around the bow hold. When it’s time to set those things aside and get the student on to music making, give one of their bow hold shapers a try!
What would you be willing to overcome for music? What would your older students be willing to overcome for music?
A fabulous window into thankfulness and joy in music making!
This article sheds light on truths Early Childhood Music teachers have long known. Music study in childhood is a decidedly good thing!
I especially love this quote that states that the benefits are not so much in relation to the so-called ‘Mozart Effect,’ but relate more to the process involved in the study of music.
“Instead, these are studies of the effects of active engagement and discipline. This kind of musical training improves the brain’s ability to discern the components of sound — the pitch, the timing and the timbre.”
The bulk of my professional work is to create an environment that promotes active engagement and discipline. This is exciting to read!