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Build a Child’s Confidence with Music Skills

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As your child moves through early grades and school, you may wonder not only whether it’s the right time to start music lessons, but what the benefits are for children learning music. As a long-time pianist, I can speak first hand to the benefits of music skills for…

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Creativity: How to Make Your Child’s Room a Creative Space

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Creativity isn't solely for playtime. Creative people are responsible for some of the most beautiful creations and important inventions of our time. When you foster creativity in your child, you foster your child’s ability to think outside the box and open up their mind to greater possibilities. If you want…

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Education: How to Channel Your Child’s Artistic and Creative Talents

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Art, band and orchestra, dancing, and foreign language are so beneficial to a child's educational development. But, what happens when your child has creative talents or is passionate about one of these topics and your school doesn't offer a class or sufficient instruction to curb your budding artist's, musician's

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Is The Rating System Keeping Its Promise?

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Is the rating system keeping its promise to parents? The answer is both Yes and No. It all depends on who you ask. People who were born prior to 1990 would say no. They are the ones who grew up in an era where ‘The Brady Bunch,’ ‘Growing Pains,’ ‘Family…

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Children Making Music

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The joy and innocence that comes from the experience of creating music, and sharing it with others is second to none. But as an elementary school music teacher (and a parent to four young children), I find that many parents love music, but don't know how to nurture their

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