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ADHD: Music Lessons Provide Life Long Benefits

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Interventions for ADHD usually include medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, coaching, and support groups. One emerging approach is music lessons. Studies suggest that learning music improves ability to focus, increases self-confidence and improves certain brain functions. What is really exciting is these benefits are life long. ADHD Overview ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a […]

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Boring Dynamics

Music Without Dynamics is Booooring

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Dynamics (variation in loudness) is a common missing ingredient from piano performances. Without dynamic contrast, a pianist’s playing is lifeless and dull.  Adjudicators of festivals or exams frequently recommend to “use more dynamics”. Dynamics are often in place during rehearsal but absent during the performance. In this case, performance anxiety is the culprit. In other […]

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I played it better at home

I Played It Better At Home

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Do you sometimes find that you have problems during your lesson that you simply didn’t have at home? “I played it better at home” is a common affliction. What do we need to do develop the capacity to deliver the same level performance under more challenging circumstances then the comfort of our home? To get a handle […]

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