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How is Music Beneficial for All Learners?

How is Music Beneficial for All Learners?

Today there are unprecedented reasons for making music a part of everyone’s life. Students taking music lessons now will determine the place of music in America and the value society places on music tomorrow. Regardless of what these students ultimately choose as a profession, music…

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How to motivate students to practice

How to motivate students to practice

1. Take lessons yourself. Put yourself in their shoes – literally. Remember what it’s like to have a busy week and have a hard time finding time for practice? Remember what it’s like to when your pieces don’t play as well in the lesson as…

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12 REASONS WHY RECITALS ROCK !

12 REASONS WHY RECITALS ROCK !

While many music schools limit their focus to one big recital at the end of the year, Sally Piano Music offers multiple recitals throughout the calendar year As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to perform your piece when you’re ready ! October is our…

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5 Ways Music Improves Our Health

5 Ways Music Improves Our Health

Music reduces stress and anxiety. Research has shown that listening to music — at least music with a slow tempo and low pitch, without lyrics or loud instrumentation — can calm people down, even during highly stressful or painful events.  Music can prevent anxiety-induced increases in…

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’Mozart effect’: can classical music really make your child smarter?

’Mozart effect’: can classical music really make your child smarter?

The ‘Mozart effect’ was first suggested by a scientific study published in 1993 in the respected journal Science. It showed that teenagers who listened to Mozart’s 1781 Sonata for Two Pianos in D major performed better in reasoning tests than students who listened to something…

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Suzuki method

Suzuki method

Dr Shinichi Suzuki was the founder of the worldwide music education movement known as the Suzuki Method. Born in Nagoya, Japan in 1898, he was the son of Japan’s first and largest violin manufacturer. Dr Suzuki called his teaching method the Mother-Tongue Approach, inspired by…

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How to help your child choose a musical instrument to study

How to help your child choose a musical instrument to study

Finding the right instrument for your child is a difficult but important factor in your child’s continued musical success. Forcing a child to play an instrument rarely leads to the love of music making we want. Here are some components to consider when helping your…

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The perfect age to start music lessons

The perfect age to start music lessons

Whether your child takes a music appreciation class or starts actual lessons, he/she’ll benefit mightily from being exposed to music. Kids can start formal music training as early as age 3, when brain circuits for learning music mature. In fact, studies at the University of…

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Music and your toddler or preschooler

Music and your toddler or preschooler

Toddlers and preschoolers have lots to gain from listening to music. It’s fun, for one thing, and it also encourages movement, which is important for young children who are perfecting their motor skills. “Kids learn through movement,” says Rosalie Pratt, a professor of music medicine…

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10 reasons why scales are important!

10 reasons why scales are important!

You can get ahead of the music practice game by taking your scales seriously and realizing that they are far from boring. In fact there is a huge range of possibilities when you begin to think about it. Those that think scales are boring are on the…

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