Sonny Jamming with Gabriel & Jessie.. Summer 2016

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5 Benefits of Kids Learning Violin Music

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If you’re a parent, and you’re wondering what benefits your kids will receive by learning violin music, then here is the article you must read. Violin music is played by musicians around the world, and is one of the most popular music today. Here are the 5 benefits of learning the violin for your kids. Continue reading

Audition Tips and Advice

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Having auditioned literally thousands of entertainment professionals over the years, we often get asked what constitutes a good audition. Here are some crucial dos and dont’s:

1. Always be well prepared. Make sure you know who and what you are auditioning for. If possible, try to find out who is on the audition panel. This will help add a personal touch if you get the opportunity to chat with them. Continue reading

Kids Music – The Magic of Music For Kids

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What’s so great about music? We all know that music can make us want to jump, dance, and tap our feet. But did you know that music has been linked to math scores, brain development, and anxiety relief? During the critical young ages of learning while the brain is still developing, the impact of music is at its greatest level. But even beyond the younger years, music can still play an important role, providing instruction for pre-teens, anxiety relief for adults, and even therapy for Alzheimer patients. Continue reading

How Does Music Therapy Relate to Bipolar Disorder?

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“A mental disorder is a classified as a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome that occurs and that is associated with present distress or disability or with a significantly increased risk of suffering death, pain, disability, or an important loss of freedom.” (Peters, 2000). Although mental disorders may have a variety of manifestations and degrees of severity, they all are characterized by persistent, abnormal patterns of problem behaviors. These clients are sometimes described as having behavior disorders or behavioral disorders. Mental illnesses and disorders traditionally have been classified into two broad categories of neuroses and psychoses. A neurosis is a mental disorder primarily characterized by anxiety. This anxiety may be experienced directly and be the main manifestation of the disorder or it may be unconsciously controlled or modified to produce other distressing symptoms. A psychosis is a more severe mental disorder that is primarily characterized by loss of contact with reality. Individuals who have psychoses have delusions, hallucinations and an impaired ability to test reality. For many, a mental disorder can hinder a person from keeping a job, family, relationships and sanity. The psychiatric problems that occur in adults are more likely to be associated with the stresses of everyday adaptation or a more chronic reaction resulting from distress over a longer period of time. What many people don’t know is that someone can in fact live a relatively normal life with the help of many therapies, such as music therapy to be specific. Continue reading