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Children Who Take Music Lessons Have Higher IQs

from Business Insider Some researchers believe that learning to play an instrument directly causes increases in general intelligence. Others acknowledge that music training can cause small increases in IQ, and that there is indeed a relationship between music lessons and substantial differences in intelligence. But they also say significant differences...

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International Scales - now featured on Golden Music's Professional Folders - Free

Coming in August, we'll have the international scales on our Professional Folders. The notes used in Western music—or, more accurately, the relationships between the notes used in Western music—have a strange power. Bobby McFerrin demonstrated this dramatically by showing that an audience somehow knows what notes to sing when he jumps around the...

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Amazing Collections of Music Soul Posts

Music and Its Effect on Body, Brain/Mind, and SpiritA brief look at history• Some archaeologists believe that music and dancing preceded language.• Since the days of the Greeks and Romans, music has had a profound effect on the body and the mind.• Healing and sound were considered sacred science. • Healing and music diverged...

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Musical Missions of Peace

Golden Music gives five clarinets to Meg York to take to Turkey. Musical Mission of Peace champions a non-violent way to peace worldwide through the power of music.   They believe: 1) People who have learned and sung each others' popular love songs together are less likely to war with one...

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Gregory Walker Guest Conductor works with our Chamber Orchestra

Since his 2009 Philadelphia Orchestra debut, praised by the American Record Guide as a performance of “precision and rapturous immediacy,” Gregory Walker has gained international recognition for his "beautifully calibrated phrasing," “ravishingly beautiful” tone, and the “sheer virtuoso force”of his delivery. While developing unique collaborations with the Poland's SinfoniaVarsovia, Filharmonia...

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A Musical Fix for American Schools

Research shows that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistenceInstruction in music literally expanded students’ brains. ENLARGEInstruction in music literally expanded students’ brains. DENVER POST/GETTY IMAGESBy JOANNE LIPMANOct. 10, 2014 11:24 a.m. ET75 COMMENTSAmerican education is in perpetual crisis. Our students are falling ever farther behind their peers in the...

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7 Year Old Sanford Girls Plays Violin to Stop Violence

SANFORD, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - At the young age of 7 years old, Leah Flynn is a disciplined violinist. "I like practice because it makes me get better and better and better each day," said Flynn.   The Sanford 2nd grader has performed as a soloist at numerous...

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Golden Music Teachers on Thumbtack.com!

You can now find out about our Music School teachers through Thumbtack.com! Thousands of people daily are heading to Thumbtack in search of everything fromphotographers to handymen, and also professional Music Instructors! Our highly trained teachers specialize in their primary instruments and have a passion todevelop and inspire eager musical minds! We've recently been...

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Plant Biology Informs the Origins of the Stradivarius

  ST. LOUIS — By day, Dan Chitwood of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis is a plant morphologist who studies how the form and structure of tomatoes evolves differently as they adapt to new environments. By night, when he needs to think through a problem or...

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Should Your Beginning School Band Student Take Private Lessons?

The quick answer is YES! Private instruction is when a student is able to work one-on-one with a professional musician, the private teacher is able to work more in depth with the student on their instrument. Students will get help with developing a more professional tone on the instrument,...

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