How to pick an instrument To Play

Learning an instrument should be fun! Picking an instrument, however, can sometimes be a challenge. Being creative is part of being human, so we all want to play. Learning an instrument will help us develop skills, get smarter, create happiness, build self-esteem and improve quality of life. Many adults can be intimidated by learning a […]

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Voices in Jazz Improv by FMC Teacher Mark K.

“Jazz improvisation is exactly like speaking,” notes jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. This is a compelling statement on a few different levels. First it’s important to explore the parallels between speaking words and playing notes. Structurally the two are quite similar. Where words are arranged into sentences, then paragraphs, and speeches, notes are arranged into riffs, […]

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Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You

If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would “build character,” they were onto something. The Washington Post reports that one of the largest scientific studies into music’s effect on the brain has found something striking: Musical training doesn’t just affect your musical ability — it provides tremendous benefits to children’s emotional and behavioral maturation. Source: […]

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7 Reasons Your Kid Will Benefit From An Extra Year of Music Lessons. Everyone Has Experienced #5.

If you read our article about the benefits of music lessons, then by now you’re already well aware of the academic and psychological benefits of music lessons. From school to the workplace, the scientific evidence of the positive influence of music is overwhelming and indisputable. If you’re still looking for concrete evidence that lessons will continually […]

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