How Do You Get Your Hands and Fingers To Obey You?

Have you ever told someone that you are not coordinated enough to play the piano, like playing both hands together seems impossible and your fingers won't do what you want them to do? Well, this is actually a practice- and a brain-thing and can get solved easily by doing the simple exercises I have [...]

What Is Your Child’s Favorite Lullaby?

Mothers in every culture use lullabies. The mother's song is her personal signature, telling the child it is safe to sleep. Children hum songs during play, which helps them define and clarify their own feelings. They sing nursery rhymes to reduce the anxiety of separation from parents. Music is like an internal compass  that [...]

What Does The Glitter Of Christmas Have To Do With Special Needs and Music?

And the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for ALL the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."   Did you notice how the bible said for All people. That includes [...]

The Secret of Cymatics, Making Sound Visible

A brief talk on Cymatics was given by Evan Grant. His presentation was based on research and documentation conducted by John Reid and Eric Larson, who have continued the investigation of cymatics begun in the 60’s by Hans Jenny. The most exciting thing about this talk for me is that it was showcased on TED [...]

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