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Long Term Benefits of Music Lessons

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Sometimes taking music lessons can be grueling. Working at a music school based in the Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell area in Georgia and seeing the faces of frustrated students on a daily basis, I know its not just about attending the private lesson but about studying and understanding the theory and practicing the instrument. It doesn’t matter if the student is taking a voice lesson, piano lesson, or guitar lesson – it can and will get tough at times. Read More

Music and Early Childhood Development

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Studies have shown that learning music has had positive results in early childhood development through language development, spatial temporal skills, increased IQ, greater brain function, and improved test scores. Though there are great benefits from taking piano or voice lessons early on, parents should note that putting your young student through piano lessons isn’t going to make them significantly smarter. It will, however, improve various aspects of the brain and will help them with life-long disciplines that in turn may make them more well-rounded and interested in learning which could yield results that appear to have made them smarter. To sum it up, put your young one into piano lessons or voice lessons to help them become musical and the byproduct will make for a better student. Read More

Piano: The Perfect First Instrument

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Why are piano lessons recommended as a starting point for anyone who is interested in learning how to compose music? Musician or not, the piano is not only frugal but is also the easiest way to learn basic music theory. Pressing piano keys is easy at any age, unlike instruments such as guitar or violin where more technique is involved in getting the sound you want. Read More

House Concerts: American Roots Music In Our Own Backyard

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Music and musicians have always played a role in building and defining our culture. This is especially true in the Appalachian and Southern regions of the United States, where many rural southern families in the 1800s held gatherings that revolved around music as a regular part of their recreation. These gatherings, full of local food, musical festivity, and folklore, would often involve all generations of multiple nearby families, with people sharing stories from their ancestral roots as well as chronicling their immigrant and farm-based experiences through songs and storytelling. During the Civil War and later, the Great Depression, families used these communal gatherings to interpret (and in some cases, forget) about the harsh times they lived in. Traveling musicians, looking for a way to earn a living from their art, would also perform at these communal events. Read More