The IQ in Music – Do Music Lessons For Your Kids Make Them Smarter?

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Simply listening to classical music – the so-called ‘Mozart effect’ – does not make you smarter. I have presented the grounds for this conclusion elsewhere. In this article we take a look at the question, “Do music lessons make a … Continue reading

Musical Torture – How Music Lessons Build Character in Kids, But Also in Parents!

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When I hear the words “music” and “torture” together, the two year debacle when my daughter Rebecca and I took violin lessons comes to mind. I’m not sure who was tortured more-the two of us who had to play, or … Continue reading

Discover How Music Can Help Disabled Children

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Modern science is proving what people have always intuitively known about music; music has the power to heal. Whether using percussion instruments or piano or guitar, the impact is the same; music can soothe the soul and also serve as … Continue reading

How Much Should My Child Practice? A Realistic Approach to Piano Practice

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How much should my child practice? This is the big question – one of the first I get from the parents of new students. The way you answer this question is so important. You are laying the groundwork for that … Continue reading

Music is for Everyone

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A Parents’ Guide To – Helping Your Child Practice Music

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One of the greatest problems facing music students today, regardless of age, is the famous command ‘Go Practice!’. As a parent, you know this is something that your child should be doing, but beyond this knowledge is a vacuum waiting … Continue reading

Confidence While Singing – You Can Have it Too!

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Feel so jittery that you absolutely can’t get up and have a go at showing everybody your inner Pavarotti? You are not the only one! Many professional singers get nerves before they sing live! However, that’s not a reason to … Continue reading

Improve Your Vocals and Your Band – Things They Don’t Teach in Singing Lessons

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Vocals are the one instrument in a band that’s usually left to chance and luck. While most players spend hours and hours learning their instruments, vocalists and players that sing spend little time developing their instrument. As a result, there … Continue reading

How To Promote Your Music: A Guide for Local Bands

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I’m an independent musician myself, and I know how hard it is to be the songwriter, recording engineer (if you’re a DIY audio buff), and also be the promoter. There are many tools available for us nowadays like Facebook, ReverbNation, … Continue reading

Music and Trance States of Mind

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Trance Generating Loop In all popular music such as Rock, Dance, and Pop, there is a phenomenon that produces the state of trance in another and it is called a “trance generating loop.” Essentially, a “trance generating loop” is trapped … Continue reading