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Music Participation Is Linked to Teens’ Academic Achievement

Music students have higher academic exam scores than their non-musical peers. Students who participate in music-related activities between grades 7-12 achieve significantly higher scores on science, math, and English exams in high school than non-musical classmates, according to a new large-scale study. This research by Peter Gouzouasis and colleagues at the University of British Columbia (UBC) involved…

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OPEN HOUSE

August 22, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Do you want to learn music, get better at your instrument, or learn a new instrument? Not sure what instrument you’d like to learn? Come by, to experience all that we have to offer! We will have several instruments on hand for you to explore. Our teachers…

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Summer Schedules Reminder

Students and Parents, please let your teacher(s) and the front desk know of any long term absence. We have forms available for you to reserve your lesson time for the fall. If your lesson time has not been reserved we cannot guarantee it will be available upon your return. Have a fun and safe summer.…

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5 Music Practice Tips for the Summer

By Kristen McEntyre July 29, 2013 TUTTI, TUTTI TIPS   In the summer months, routines lapse and schedules get interrupted. This is especially true for student musicians, who are on vacation from June until September. Many music teachers, too, move to a lighter schedule in the summer while the bulk of their students are away…

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Write Your Music!

This is an old-as-can-be tradition, and that is the reason you must write your music out on paper. We know you’re going to do it anyway, that is use your computer software to write music, but writing with a pencil and manuscript paper is the best way for you to retain what you study and…

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A MUST read for any music student wishing to advance in their learning of music! 🎶🎸🎶🎸🎶🎸🎶🎸🎶🎸🎶

Wynton Marsalis, “12 Ways to Practice” Published in the Education Digest | Sept 1996   1. Seek out instruction: Find an experienced teacher who knows what you should be doing. A good teacher will help you understand the purpose of practicing and can teach you ways to make practicing easier and more productive. 2. Write…

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It’s Mardi Gras Time!

Parades have begun! We know this is an excited time for the city, enjoy yourself and be safe. Just as a reminder, please be sure to let your teacher(s) know if you will miss a lesson due to the parade schedules, in advance, so we can arrange an alternative day/time for you to come in.…

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Changes for the Better

Please forgive this long post: February 2nd, 2018 is a day that the School of Music and its course was changed forever! The fire in the complex in which the School of Music was located, engulfed the building, and shut us down from teaching music. We would NOT be denied our mission!!!! My wife Rachel…

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