It’s fun to play Bach when you’re six!
Many studio families enjoy season tickets to the Holland Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, or the Lansing Symphony as holiday gifts to be enjoyed throughout the year. This is a great way to develop a vision for artistry in your children and to live your values in supporting the arts in our community and culture. If you sometimes struggle with concert time, let this article by Hilary Hahn encourage you!
A Great Article for Suzuki Parents
Back to school… It’s a great time to assess routines and make adjustments. How has your family’s Suzuki practicing been going? What needs tweaked as you look forward to a new year of music study with your children? This article about the ‘Suzuki Triangle’ is a great place to start!
Video – Your Brain on Music
Fascinating video from Piano Cub showing impact of music study on young children.
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Current students, this is where you can find practicing tips, inspiration, and studio updates. Watch for links to private posts related to studio schedules, recital information, and student achievement.
Music Study and Brain Rehabilitation
What a fascinating story of a man who suffered debilitating brain injury, but retains his musical memory.
Music Study and Memorization
Another article highlighting the impact of music study on the brain. Four months of study is a short investment considering the outcome!
The Musician’s Pedigree
This excellent article is a fabulous reminder of all that goes into the development of a professional musician.
Mental Health Benefits of Music Study Long-Lasting
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.
Effective Practice is Deliberate Practice
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.