What’s Going On In There? (Part 2)

Apparently, a lot of you enjoyed the article from last week about Your Brain On Music by Daniel Levitin. Here’s a little more info from the book I thought I’d share… “Right from birth and through the early years, the brain undergoes a period of development, when new neural connections are forming more rapidly than […]

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What’s Going On In There?

When I started my teaching career, 25 years ago, everyone believed that the left side of the brain was responsible for logic and math, and the right side was for music, art and all things creative. You were either one or the other. But thanks to research that started with Frances Rauscher and an article […]

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Steady Beat for Baby

Life has rhythm and pulse. A baby senses this in the womb as he hears the pulse of his mother’s heartbeat and feels the rhythm of her movements. For older children and adults, an example of steady beat in everyday life is the simple act of walking. Imagine if you changed speed with every step—that […]

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Music Lessons Help Young Child Memories

By Jennifer Kwan Wed Sep 20, 8:17 AM ET TORONTO (Reuters) – Parents who spend time and money to teach their children music, take heart — a new Canadian study shows young children who take music lessons have better memories than their non-musical peers. The study, to be published in the online edition of the […]

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