Category Archives: musical instrument

The Benefits of Music on Big Kids (Also Known as Elementary School Kids)

Our previous posts in the “Benefits of Music” series have detailed the astonishing effects of music on infants, toddlers, and even babies still in the womb. But unlike some other activities, music continues to be incredibly beneficial on kids as they get older, too—and even as they turn from kids into adults! While it’s important […]

The Benefits of Music: On Toddlers

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If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’ve been to a music class for toddlers—or two or three. Baby music classes are near universal. And their popularity lies not only in the fact that they’re just literally something to do—for parent and baby—a way to get out of the house, connect with other […]

How to Incorporate Music Into Home/Pod/Boots-on-the-Ground Schooling this Fall

It’s still the peak of summer, and a lovely, sticky 98 degrees outside in NYC, but you have probably been wondering what your fall is going to look like. It’s not an easy question. Will you be homeschooling? Pod-schooling? Braving the boots-on-the-ground schooling? The uncertainty around the fall and what we are all supposed to […]

Building Community and Resisting Isolation Through Music

As we grow more and more isolated, each of us enveloped in our own social media, entertainment, political and work bubbles, we get more and more depressed, disconnected, and prone to conflict. It’s now common knowledge that social media, the technology ostensibly developed to “bring people closer together,” in fact alienates people from each other. […]

The Importance of Practicing

You’ve signed your child up for regular piano (or bass, guitar, voice or any other type of music) lessons. Congratulations! They are already on their way to enjoying so many of the benefits of learning a musical instrument. But it doesn’t stop there. In order to reap these benefits, your child will have to practice. A regular practice […]