Sunday, January 31, 2021

Student of the Year 2020

Announcing the "Student of the Year 2020": Violet Faiola! 

She has earned it with her ambitious and impressive undertaking of learning TWO instruments: piano AND ukulele. She's also been creative, composing original piano melodies! Violet has studied with us for years now (you may recall her stealing the show at the recital with "Meow Mix"!). We appreciate the dedication to music shown by Violet and her family. The prize includes free tuition for a month.

Here is Violet playing the classic piano arrangement of the accompaniment of "Heart and Soul":

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

new study on music ed promoting executive functioning

New study: providing children with high-quality music education may be one of the most effective ways to ensure their success in life.

The study found increased thickness in parts of the brain responsible for executive functioning, which includes working memory, attentional control and organizational skills. In short, music actually helped kids become more well-rounded. Not only that, they believe that musical training could serve as a powerful treatment of cognitive disorders like ADHD.

View the article here.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

how the brain learns motor skills, and on the best way to practice

Excellent mini-documentary on how the brain learns motor skills, and on the best way to practice.