Nine Lessons Learned in Music Education that Translate into Business Success

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(The following article is an excerpt from Everything We Needed to Know About Business. The book is a compilation of 32 profiles of CEOs and business professionals who played music as a child or adolescent and view that experience as a defining one in preparing them for success in their business endeavors.)

These are alarming times for the plight of music education funding. Economic downturns are an immediate sign of crisis for those programs that have perennially been at or near ...

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Chicago Music School – Parent of the Month – Susie Getz

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Susie Getz Parent of the Month July 2014Congratulations to Susie Getz, our July Parent of the Month! Susie was nominated for the award by her son’s voice and piano teacher, Tina Pappademos. Here’s what Tina had to say about Susie and why she is so deserving of the award.

Susie Getz is an outstanding parent in general, as I have watched all ...

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Tampa Student of the Month for July

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Congratulations to our Student of the Month for July, Naomi Garcia.
She was nominated by her drum instructor, Peter Ochsenfeld.
Naomi is a very attentive student and a pure joy to work with.
She has great dynamics, reads well and has excellent rhythmic timing. She studies every song part for part and beat for beat. She has a broad range of music styles that she likes and this makes it very easy to pick songs for her to learn.

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Tampa Parents of the Month for July

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Congratulations to Michelle and Gene Robinson our July Parents of the Month.
They were nominated by their piano instructor, Jon Cocio.

He states that even with the parents busy schedule they find the time to make sure that both of their children, Jacob and Marleigh, get adequate practice time each week. They always help and support the children in their music endeavors. This has led to a high progressions rate for both children.

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To Practice or Not to Practice?

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Warm weather, sunshine, fresh air, birds singing, whats not to love? We have been trapped inside all winter and now that the sun has finally come out we want to be outside!! We want to play in the sun, we do not want to be trapped inside. We have had enough of that. But there are still things that need done. Like homework, and piano practice… Often our students think “Oh to be an adult and not ...

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Marc & Rachel Luban – July 2014 Students of the Month (CHICAGO)

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Congratulations to Marc and Rachel Luban on being the Chicago school’s July Students of the Month. Marc and Rachel are students of Christie Chiles Twillie whom they’ve studied with for two and a half years. Christie nominated Marc and Rachel because of the tremendous growth and commitment they have demonstrated in piano over the past several months. Both students were beginners when they started lessons.

Marc Luban CHICAGO Student of the Month July 2014

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Tampa Teacher of the Month for July

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July 2014 Teacher - Peter OchsenfeldCongratulations to Peter Ochsenfeld, our July Teacher of the Month.
Peter has taught guitar, bass and drums with PLIYH since January 2008.
Peter is always going above and beyond for his students as well as for PLIYH. He likes to bring his students together whenever possible so that the guitar, bass and drummers can all play together.
He has had students start bands together and they ...

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Alaina Carlson: July 2014 Teacher of the Month – Chicago School

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July TeacherThe Chicago School is proud to announce that Alaina Carlson has been selected as our Teacher of the Month for July. Alaina is a very talented piano and voice teacher who came to us after her graduation for Lake Forest College three years ago. She is an active singer who performs with various choral groups including: the Chicago Symphony Chorus, La Caccina, Peregrine Vocal Ensemble and the St. James Cathedral ...

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