Music Lovers Halloween: Music & Pumpkins :)

If you want to be a little creative with your pumpkin carving this year, look no further! Try carving with a little musical influence! I’ve seen sites with all kinds of stencils from everything to music notes & guitars to logos of the Beatles and Jay Z’s face! These are some of the most interesting […]

It’s finally Live! Kids Music Flash Cards on iTunes & Android

The kids flash card app has already made its debut in the Google Play store, but now it’s also available in iTunes! This app has been designed specifically for BEGINNER AGES 4 – 11. The faster a young student learns their notes, the more happy and successful they will feel with their playing! Most music […]

Music, Children and Brain Development

This article is incredibly interesting… Please read! Recently in my behavioral pediatrics practice I saw James, a 5-year-old boy (details, as always, have been changed to protect privacy) who struggled with severe social anxiety. The lunchroom and gym were particularly difficult, and he would retreat into silence. In a visit with his parents we were […]

Meet Amy: Best Violin Teacher in Town!

Starting this September, EFMusic is offering violin lessons along with viola and cello lessons with the very awesome and talented, Amy Marbut! Amy Marbut, a graduate of the University of South Florida. has been playing violin for over 17 years and has been a performer,composer and instructor for the past ten.  She actually began teaching as […]

Summer “Playing” List! (Piano)

Summer can be hectic, and some of us choose to take a few activities off our plate, but that doesn’t mean you should stop playing! Instead of working in lesson books this summer to improve, just pick ONE SONG! One song you really enjoy that will be fun to learn! What about video game themes, […]

Find Nearby Concerts on your Smart Phone!!

Hey all you music lovers! Today I came across a really great free APP that will show you what concerts are happening in your area! Bandsintown is the name of this awesome tool.  Allow it to use your location and it will give you a huge list of concerts playing where ever you are!  I think […]

Ji-Hae Park: The violin, and my dark night of the soul

Want to be inspired? Watch this video of violinist Ji-Hae Park, who explains a full and happy life cannot come from the goal to reach “fame & fortune.” Listen as she share’s her story through words and of course, her incredible playing. “In her quest to become a world-famous violinist, Ji-Hae Park fell into a […]

Music Helps Children Master Fractions!

In California, an innovative curriculum using rhythm in music has been developed to help children learn fractions in elementary school.  As you may recall for yourself, or have seen with your own children, fractions can be hard to understand, but they are hugely important.  In order to be successful in higher level math education, you need a […]

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   They are actually pretty cool, but that’s not the part that really caught my attention. Before last week, […]