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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What to expect when preparing for an ABRSM exam.

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Studying piano in England can be a very different experience than taking lessons in the USA. In my experience I never did recitals as I was always preparing for the next exam. There are positives and negatives to both approaches. Exams do not prepare you for performing to a large audience but they do teach you how to become a well-rounded musician. I attribute my sight-reading skills to having to learn this for an exam. I ...

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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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Why I became a Music Teacher. – By Megan H.

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Why I became a music teacher
 
When I was graduating from Ohio State’s School of Music, I was told that when interviewing for a music position in a school to avoid using “I”. For instance, if the interviewer asked me, “Why do you want to be a teacher?”, my go-to answer should not be: “I love children”, or “I love teaching”. We were to formulate less self-centered replies, even if those examples seemed very unself-centered to me.

Well, first, I ...

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