Music Note Shoes for a Good Cause! :)

I’ve seen lots of music apparel and jewelry in my day, but I don’t remember running across a pair of shoes before!  A student of mine recently introduced me to music note shoes sold by Toms.com.   They are actually pretty cool, but that’s not the part that really caught my attention. Before last week, […]

Piano vs. Keyboard: What’s best for you?

People need to know what to look for when buying an instrument, but first things first.  How do you know if you should get a piano or keyboard??  As great as they make digital pianos these days, in my opinion, nothing will compare to a nice acoustic.  That being said, a piano still may not […]

Music: The New Medicine for the Brain!

  A 60 year old public speaking coach was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  She started by developing leg spasms, but in the end it led to a serious fall in the shower.  This woman could barely walk, but then something amazing happened!  One day she turned on her shower radio to an oldies station, and she […]

STOP!!! and hear the music….Seriously.

If you had the chance, would you stop and take a minute from your busy life and listen to one of the absolute best musicians in the world?   Most of you are saying “of course” right about now.  Do you think you’d recognize amazing talent if you heard it?  Again, you are probably answering […]

Digital Flashcards! And they’re actually good!

I’ve worked with so many different people spanning the ages of 3 to 70.  No matter who I teach, every one of my students will find success because I know the best methods.  For example, I know flash cards are extremely effective for learning notes quickly, but who really wants to carry around printed cards […]

The Audience is the Instrument at the World Science Festival

Watch Bobby McFerrin use his audience as the instrument! No matter where in the world he has tried this interactive audience experiment, the results were always the same. People are hardwired for music! Try to participate as if you were in the audience and see for yourself!

Free Sheet Music Online

Finding free music to download or print from the Internet can get a little tricky.  Searches often lead you to sites that are so hard to navigate, you can’t find anything even close to what you’re looking for, or they end up bringing you somewhere to make you buy music.  I’m always on the search […]

Music Makes You Smarter

  Children who study a musical instrument for at least three years outperform children with no instrumental training on non-musical tests of vocabulary and non-verbal reasoning. This new finding adds to a list of music’s magic. Past research has shown tunes can evoke strong memories, reduce stress and even boost athletic performance. Resarchers compared 41 kids, ages […]