Music Lessons for 3 – 4 year olds?

Parents want the best for the children, and that means exposing them to all different kinds of activities.  Many are interested in music lessons at a young age because they know how beneficial music can be for a developing mind – let alone the joy it can bring to their child’s life. Parents are eager […]

Music can Help you Heal Post – op!

Mozart, Madonna or Eminem: Whatever your taste, music may help you recover from a surgery, according to a new review of data on the subject. “More than 51 million operations are performed every year in the U.S.,” lead author Dr. Catherine Meads, of Brunel University in the United Kingdom, said in a news release from […]

10 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Music Practice

Here are a few things to think about when you are trying to get the most out of your practice time. Find somewhere quiet. This seems too obvious for words, but not only will you be far less likely to succumb to all sorts of distractions, but entering a special practice area, whether it’s a […]

Treating ADHD with Music!

As a former teacher of underprivileged kids in an urban area, I’ve had many encounters with various behavioral, developmental and learning obstacles. It goes without saying I’ve seen my fair share of kids with attention issues. Whether ADHD or otherwise, there were always kids with problems focusing. When children with attention issues entered a band […]

Ode to Joy: The Science of Happiness through Singing

I used to think choir singing was only was for nerds and church people. Since I was neither, I never considered singing in a group—even though I loved singing by myself. Then, in my 20s, I found myself facing a big, black hole of depression. I remembered how much fun I had once singing Christmas […]

7 Ways To Avoid Getting Sick This Winter

Have colds and the flu become an inevitable part of your winter holidays? Sneak these easy disease-fighting habits into your life to help stop sickness in it’s tracks. 1. Sneeze and Cough into Your Arm or a Tissue Whoever taught us to cover our mouths when we cough or sneeze got it wrong. That just […]

Music Essay Contest: WIN MONEY!

Any student in grades 7-12 have a chance to win some money by writing an essay about something they love already: Music! There are two groups 7th – 8th grade & 9th – 12th. For each group there are first and second place prizes: 1st = $150 2nd = $100 The essay is only 500 […]

Festival Information: 2015

Here you’ll find all the information you’ll need for the 2015 Festival!  The link below will give you all the basic information, dates, fees etc.: Festival Information: 2015 But that’s not all –  Below are more resources you’ll find helpful!  There is a composition competition where students have the chance to win money for their work. […]