Music Education Blog
December 6, 2018
What can we do to interest youth to classical music? Brief History of Christmas Carols
by Sofia Ferrari

Have you ever wondered about the origin of Christmas carols and the history behind them? This article take you in a journey through time from Jesus Christ's birth to the modern era. Explore the fascinating history of Christmas caroling and its profound effect on the human spirit.

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November 2, 2018
What can we do to interest youth to classical music? Youth and Classical Music
by Jennifer Vose

If you've attended a classical music concert recently, you may have noticed too many empty seats, as well as an under-representation from the under 50 crowd. Or, if you're a teacher, perhaps your attempts to introduce students to classical music are too often met with a chorus of moans and groans. Classical music can be a tough sell among today's youth, which raises concerns about the future of this art form that has, thus far, stood the test of time. With this article we try to find solutions to the Classical Music crisis.

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October 4, 2018
What Motivates Musicians to Practice? Do You Really Need a Music Teacher to Play an Instrument?
by Sofia Ferrari

If you want to learn to play an instrument, but are not sure whether you need a music teacher or not, this article is for you. Undoubtedly nowadays we have technologies capable to help us to learn pretty much anything without the help of a real "human-being" (YouTube, specialized websites, apps, etc.), but is it really the case? Well, that depends mostly by your goals and your motivation.

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March 1, 2018
What Motivates Musicians to Practice? What Motivates Musicians to Practice?
by Jennifer Vose

Having talent and desire to play music are only part of the equation. To improve, progress, and truly enjoy yourself as a musician, having the motivation to practice regularly and effectively is absolutely essential. But just like with anything else in life, motivation to practice can ebb and flow from day to day, so finding ways to spark motivation on days when motivation is in short supply is a-must for the musician's toolbox. Read this article to learn more about what motivates musicians of all skill levels and instruments to practice.

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October 20, 2017
Is Music Really Good for the Brain? Is Music Really Good for the Brain?
by Jennifer Vose

Undoubtedly, most of us have entertained the notion at one time or another that if we listen to music, like that of Mozart, we might do better in school, be more productive and creative at work, or even become smarter. If so, we can all admit to being mesmerized by the Mozart effect - the belief that listening to Mozart's music, in particular, can lead to enhanced intellectual and cognitive capabilities. In the mid-1990s, even the governor of Georgia was so moved by this theory that he allocated money in the state budget for nearly every newborn to be sent home from the hospital not only with essential baby supplies and nervous parents, but a CD of Mozart's music as well...

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November 18, 2016
Christmas Performance Guide Christmas Performance Guide
by Fabrizio Ferrari

It's simple. Just ask yourself: How to get ready for a dazzling, impressive Christmas music performance? What music should you play? What's the best way to practice for the performance? How can you avoid freaking out in front of the audience?

Well... I'm here to guide you and answer your questions with this fun, practical manual that I'm sure will make your Christmas performance a blast!

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