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A True Story How Playing the Piano Saved a Boy’s Life

[click on the title to read the entire article…] This is a true story about how playing the piano saved a young boy’s life, who was severally beaten and abused by his alcoholic father. Music not only Transformed his Life, but Music Saved his Life! No, I am not telling the story of Beethoven, but [...]

Ted Talk: How Playing a Musical Instrument Benefits Your Brain

[click on the title to read the entire article] Don't take my word for it, but watch the video on TED ED! When you go through my Easy Step by Step Piano Program, 90% of your brain is engaged. This does not happen during any other activity: not reading, not writing, not drawing or art, [...]

Her Priceless Smile Reminds Us That Kindness and Inclusion Matter

The video speaks for itself! Just watch Christina's priceless and proud SMILE, while she is receiving a well deserved roaring Standing Ovation and endless, cheerful Applause after her marvelous performance of Beethoven's Ode to Joy that she played with the Phoenix Youth Symphony. Children like Christina who have a cognitive challenge are often excluded, discriminated [...]

5 Things Everyone Should Know About a Mom With a Special Needs Child!

Chances are that you are a mom with a special needs child or you know a special needs parent. Often I don’t share my feelings about this part of my life, because it seems to drain me even more than I already am. About 6 million children in the USA alone are considered “special needs” [...]

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