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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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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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The Next Step: Learning to Make Music!

When is the best time to start learning a musical instrument? Monkey Music's Angie Davies gives her advice on the right age to begin, how to find a good teacher, and how to encourage your child to practice! By Angie Davies, Monkey Music Learning to...

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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, I get several phone calls a week asking me the same question, “I really want my child to play a musical instrument, but I don’t know which one!” I have to tell you–I’m THRILLED to...

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SuperNanny: What should I Play?

What should I play? IThe orchestral instruments that are featured below fall into three main categories – String, Woodwind and Brass. Each has its own attractions and disadvantages, and most (but not all) instruments are available in smaller sizes so that children can start early and then move up...

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