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5 Tips to Help Your Child Choose Between Band and Choir

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As a parent, you do what you can to help shape your child’s future and expose them to all sorts of educational and cultural opportunities. For many of us, that includes music. While most children are given vocal music lessons in elementary school, by the time they get…

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Father’s Day Idea: Sonos is Music to My Ears

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Have you ever discovered a new product that, after using it, you wonder how you ever managed to live without it? That was my reaction to the Sonos Wireless HiFi System. And there is more than one reason to love it. For starters, it not only plays music,…

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Storytelling: 3 Steps to Help Kids Appreciate Classical Music

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About five years ago, when my boys were ages three and five, we made a conscious decision to introduce them to classical music. We had always played it in the background or at night as they were going to bed, but we hadn't ever formally taught them about it.…

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Music Education: 6 Tips for Teaching Children to Appreciate Music

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One of my favorite things to do with my children is to teach that to appreciate music. Where did my love of music start? My favorite college class was one that had nothing to do with my major. It was one of those electives—Music Appreciation—that I left until my…

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Music Education: 5 Tips for Growing Your Children’s Musical Talent

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Music Education—The benefits of learning to play a musical instrument or sing have been researched and discussed for years. Beyond gaining a skill that can entertain and add auditory beauty to the world, we also gain better neural "adaptability" which enables easier acquisition of other skills. Parents would say…

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