Your Brain Has a Music Room

More evidence that music rules!
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have devised a radical new approach to brain imaging that reveals what past studies had missed. By mathematically analyzing scans of the auditory cortex and grouping clusters of brain cells with similar activation patterns, scientists have identified neural pathways that react almost exclusively to the sound of music — any music.

Find out more in this Boston Globe article

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Children involved in the arts are more likely to be inventors and CEOs

Those piano lessons might not turn your kid into the next Rachmaninov, but they are still likely to pay off later in life.

New research from Michigan State University shows that children who participated in arts and crafts activities as children were more likely to generate patents and businesses when they grew up.

The study, published in the latest Economic Development Quarterly, looked at MSU graduate students who majored in science, technology, engineering or mathematics from 1990-1995. Of that ...

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Are All Music Studios The Same?

Here is why Page Music Lessons is the right choice. We feature all of the following:

– University trained teachers

– Students are able to choose from pop/rock, jazz, blues or classical styles of instruction

– Choice of more than 1 teacher for each instrument to fit your or your child’s personality and learning style

– Instruction available for ages 4 through to adults

– Instructors who have experience teaching adults as well as kids of all ages

– Able ...

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Is Music The Key To Success?

CONDOLEEZZA RICE trained to be a concert pianist. Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, was a professional clarinet and saxophone player. The hedge fund billionaire Bruce Kovner is a pianist who took classes at Juilliard.

Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields?

Read more of this fascinating article from The New York Times (Joanne Lipman)

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Summer Tunes

I love summer. Even the music sounds better. It’s a great time to spend a little extra time with your instrument, as hopefully your work hours or your school work have slowed down a little. So grab your guitar (or other instrument of choice), head to the back porch and shed a little.

But of course summer is also a time for listening to your favorite tunes, at the beach or on a road trip or, well, stuck in rush hour ...

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