The Benefits of Children Taking Music Lessons

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The Benefits of Children Taking Music Lessons

Many parents might consider why they should enroll their children in some sort of music lessons and/or program. Some may have heard of the Mozart Effect, and how it has been debunked based on its claims. While this study’s conclusions were actually blown out of proportion by news media and politicians, there are other more recent studies that show there are many other benefits of children studying and participating in music. Music educators know firsthand these benefits, as well as ...

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Spring-Time Songs & Pieces

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Spring-Time Songs & Pieces

“Ah! Spring is in the air!” Well, at least intermittently, with the unseasonably warm temperatures that keep popping up every so often. However, with it being March now, spring really is around the corner, and we were inspired to do another quick gathering of seasonally appropriate pieces and songs to get you excited for those gorgeous blossoms and happy chirping of the birds. Parents, ask your child’s teacher to start teaching him or her these musical gems. Teachers, it’s not ...

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New Year’s Resolution: Music Lesson Tips

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Another year has come and gone, and we find ourselves in 2017. Around the new year’s, many people make noble resolutions to quit bad habits, or to start new, good habits. Others take it upon themselves to learn new skills, and one of the more popular picks is to learn a musical instrument or sing. If you or a loved one has made this excellent decision for the new year’s, here is some expert advice to consider before going head-first ...

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Spooktacular Halloween Playlist

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Spooktacular Halloween Playlist

Halloween is just around the corner, and some of you may be “haunting” for the scariest, eeriest playlist to set the mood for your Halloween party or get-together, give the best impression of a haunted house on the block when those little trick-or-treaters stop by your place, or simply to get you in the mood! Well rest assured, this playlist compiled by our music friends at Classic FM is sure to put a classic twist on this season’s spooky soundtrack—enjoy! ...

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Playing Duets With Your Students

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Having our students practice and then show us their solo work during a lesson is a great way to check on their progress, and has been a standard way of doing this for decades, even centuries. But as suggested by a previous blog, “Keeping the Interest ALIVE Part 2” by PLIYH teacher Amanda Munson, it is a worthwhile idea to engage in duet work with our students. This definitely shows that we are willing to put in the effort of ...

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Debussy: Master of Colors

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Achille-Claude Debussy was born August 22nd, 1862 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the outskirts of Paris. Deemed one of the foremost Impressionist composers along the likes of Ravel and Satie, he did much to push music in his day to new heights and expressions. He was quite a musical prodigy, notwithstanding that he came from a very poor family. Early on he attended the Paris Conservatory at the age of 11, after only have taken piano lessons for 4 years. While he was ...

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Classical Indian Music

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Classical Indian Music

If you’re a private music teacher in the suburbs of a big city, chances are you have a handful of Indian families, as they happen to be a large immigrant group that primarily settles in these communities. Chances are, as well, that the parents have expressed to you a need that they would like YOU to teach their children the basics of classical Indian music. Now, unless you have spent a significant portion of a World Music class in college ...

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Keeping the Musical Interest Alive! Part 1

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The following has been written for fellow teachers out there, by one of our piano and woodwinds teachers from the Cincinnati area, Amanda M.
Amanda has worked for Piano Lessons in Your Home for three years. She has been teaching since she was 14 years old, including individual instruction for students ranging from beginners to college students. Amanda led a workshop on this topic for PLIYH teachers in July.

Keeping the Interest Alive!
Part 1

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Welcome, Music Community!

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Welcome to Piano Lessons in Your Home’s official blog!

We do hope all music lovers find our blog, as it will be a fantastic resource! Our first entry is just a little history about our company, what we value, what we strive to inspire in the world around us. Upcoming entries will include, but are certainly not limited to the following:

– simple practice techniques that can be used during every day activities,

-mind sharpening tools designed to increase ...

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Age by Age Guide to Music Lessons

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Children LOVE music! Studies show that music enhances a child’s comprehension abilities, helps them with math concepts, assists in the development of fine motor skills, and helps to build self-confidence. Many children with special needs have been known to excel at music even though they are unable to communicate or participate in regular structured activities. In general, music enhances the lives of many children and adults as well.

Studies have shown that children can actually hear music in the womb, and ...

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