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June Master Sale - Featured Violin - Francois Breton

Francois Breton - France - 1778-1830 Francois Breton was a violin maker who did most of his work between 1778-1830 in Mirecourt, France.  He was the personal luthier to the Duchesse d’Angouleme.  He was a very prolific make and was imitated by many others.  His style was quite refined, generally...

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Three Reasons Why Every Adult Should Take Music Lessons

  Seem frivolous?  Intimidating? The benefits outweigh the expense and awkwardness. I't's been proven that: 1. Music lessons lower stress and make you smarter. Studies have shown that music education can increase IQ in both children and adults; it’s also a great stress reliever. Life can be hectic...

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Gregory Walker - An Inspiration to Musicians

Five questions for Gregory Walker From a family of scholars and musicians, he grew to become an ‘interpretive artist in the classroom from CU Four generations of Gregory Walker’s family have been scholars and musicians. So perhaps it was destiny – but probably more so an abundance...

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5 Intrinsic Perks of Music

From Psychology Today online There is mounting evidence that music training benefits skills and areas that are non-musical in nature. Musicians tend to score higher on verbal and math tests. There are differences in the motor and sensory processing areas of a musician's brain. Musicians also have greater...

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Why Teaching Music Matters - The Harmony Project Los Angeles

NPR's Cory Turner writes: I went to Los Angeles to report a story on brain science. A new study had just been released, exploring how music instruction helps kids process language. The children the researchers studied were all participants in a community music program run by the nonprofit Harmony...

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How to Help Your Child Choose a Musical Instrument to Study

From WikiHow The ability to play a musical instrument is a wonderful thing, and you can never start too early. Children are curious and imaginative by nature, and many will be able to pick up music very quickly, and develop a love for it. The ability to play an...

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Choosing An Instrument For Your Child

  It is the beginning of the school year, and just like every other school year, we get several phone calls a week asking the same question, “WE really want ourchild to play a musical instrument, but WE don’t know which one!” We love to get this question!  It shows...

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From CNN: Picking The Right Instrument For Your Child... Tuba or Flute?

Tuba or flute? Picking the right instrument for your child Music educators use body type and personality to determine best instrument for a childExperts look at how outgoing a child is, lip size, height to make best matchBest advice for parents is to first let the child decide what he or...

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From PBS: Helping Your Child Choose an Instrument

Helping Your Child Choose the Right Instrument By Dr. Robert A. Cutietta Finding the right instrument for your child is a difficult but important factor in your child’s continued musical success. Forcing a child to play an instrument rarely leads to the love of music making we want. Here are...

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What Instrument Should My Child Play?

Quiz: Which Instrument is Right for My Child?Find out what instrument might be perfect for your child. Simply choose the answer that best describes your child and then view your results to find out which instrument is the best match. Give it a try!Question 1: What kind of music does...

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The Middle Class Coming Together to Stop Music Education Cuts...

Has music education been saved? .. a government climb-down over proposed cuts to music education funding in schools The government has backed down over its proposed cuts to music education funding Photo: Christopher Jones Well, they did it. The combined fury of 134 music organisations, led by the Incorporated Society of...

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Why Music Education in Public Schools is Important - from a Child's Eyes

In preparation for the Jeffco Parent Arts Advisory Coalition meeting on May 20th, we put together this video to impress on the Jeffco Board of Directors that the public school music programs are extremely important.  Our student is Alexie Uecker, a private cello student at Golden Music and in the...

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Golden Music $7,000 Donation to Denver Public Schools

In April 2014, I met with John Epps, Denver County Schools Arts Coordinator. We discussed his challenges in the Denver Schools with the Arts. We visited his offices where they have all the costumes for the County as well,as all the props (see pictures). Golden Music donated 10 violins to...

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