The Hardest Part of Teaching

They never tell you in teacher school, and it’s rarely discussed elsewhere. It is never, ever portrayed in movies and tv shows about teaching. Teachers rarely bring it up around non-teachers for fear it will make us look weak or inadequate…
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-greene/the-hardest-part-teaching_b_5554448.html

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Smart flute technique keeps James Galway vibrant at 74

That James Galway recently launched an online series of interactive flute tutorials for beginners of all ages hardly comes as a surprise. After all, who knows more about playing the instrument than he does?

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/music/28326033-421/smart-flute-technique-keeps-james-galway-vibrant-at-74.html#.U7sfUvldWSr

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My Love of Music Helped Me Succeed with Autism

http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2014/07/02/my-love-music-helped-me-succeed-autism

Benjamin wrote this “In Our Own Words” post after being interviewed by the Denver Post – he is a precocious public speaker who inspires audiences with a presentation titled Living With Autism: Breaking Barriers. His presentation recently won the Temple Grandin Award and is the subject of a highly touted book…

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8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains

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New Evidence of Mental Benefits From Music Training

Harvard-based researchers find a link between early musical training and cognitive capacities that allow for planned, controlled behavior….

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June 22, 2014 · 7:04 pm

5 Reasons Why Music Classes are the Best Test Prep for Your Kids

A friend of mine mentioned to me a few days ago that at his local high school in Massachusetts, the school’s private music lessons are scheduled to be shelved for several months. At this school, students in instrumental music have the option to leave a core class, once per week, for thirty minutes, to study one-on-one with the school’s music director….

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June 22, 2014 · 7:02 pm

Music Education For Creativity, Not A Tool For Test Scores

Though classes like Miller’s still exist, the arts have been known to fall down the priority list amid pressure on schools to improve test scores. Backers of music education have responded to that pressure by pointing to the academic benefits of learning music, like better grades and improved attendance.

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June 17, 2014 · 3:19 pm