My string students really are brilliant!

As neuroscientists learn more and more about the brain, we are learning more reasons why instrumental music has such a powerful impact on students.  The string students in my classroom and lessons “engage practically every area of the brain at once!”  Their brains form connections between the two hemispheres of the brain as they participate in our weekly rehearsals, lessons, and practice sessions.

But don’t take my word for it!  Watch this video!

 

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February 6, 2015 · 10:24 pm

Itzhak Perlman Interview on “The Story”

itzhak-perlman-01I love a good story!

One of my favorite podcasts is “The Story” from American Public Media.  Here is a beautiful interview with Itzhak Perlman, a beloved violinist of our time, and his wife.  I enjoyed listening to their love story and hearing how they chose to prioritize their family throughout Itzhak’s busy touring schedule.

To The Soundtrack Of A Violin, The Story

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