Music Lessons Boost Verbal Memory

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No such differences were found for visual memory skills. “The more music training during childhood, the better the verbal memory,” says researcher Agnes S. Chan, PhD, a psychologist at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and colleagues. “This strongly implies that the better verbal memory in children with music training is not simply a matter of differences in age, education level, or their family’s socioeconomic characteristics.” Lasting Benefits of Music Lessons In a second experiment, researchers followed up a year later with the 45 orchestra students. Nine had dropped out less than three months after the initial study, and 17 new students had begun music training.
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Social and health benefits of music lessons for children

“These findings confirm that the investments that we make in our brains early in life continue to pay dividends years later.” And people could stand to benefit from starting music lessons at a very young age, according to another study in the Journal of Neuroscience. That research, conducted by scientists from Concordia University and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University, showed that musical training before age 7 is linked with more white matter in the corpus callosum part of the brain , as well as better performance on visual sensorimotor synchronization tasks compared with people who started music training after age 7. Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Eases Anxiety In Cancer Patients Researchers from Drexel University found that cancer patients who either listened to music or worked with a music therapist experienced a reduction in anxiety. The review by the Cochrane Collaboration included 1,891 people with cancer, and found that people who participated in music somehow not only had decreased anxiety, but also better blood pressure levels and improved moods, HealthDay reported. Reduces Stress If you listen to your iPod every day on your way to work or break out the guitar every evening, then you’ll like this finding.
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Childhood Music Lessons Could Benefit Your Brain Later On

Improves sensitivity to emotion in speech. Improves coordination and movement skills. Boosts self-esteem . We also know that schooling raises IQ, and it may be that music training is enough of a school-like activity to do the same, E. Glenn Schellenberg, PhD, who studied the mental benefits of music lessons for children, said in a statement.
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Ensembles Offers High Schoolers Chamber Music Experience

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Each ensemble rehearses minimally, while still getting to perform multiple concerts. At every other rehearsal, students will hear a master class from professional musicians within each ensembles focus. Tri-State Ensembles offers many small ensembles students can audition for including trumpet, advanced jazz combo, clarinet choir, woodwind quintet and a pop/rock. This program is not limited to ensembles, however, and offers a beginning and an advanced music theory class for students who may not have access to such programs through their schools. Each theory class meets only twice per month from January-May and online registration is available at http://www.tristateensembles.com .
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The Trinity Alps Chamber Players present two performances in San Francisco

San Francisco Opera: The Barber of Seville

As part of the effort to raise funds for the new season, Scarfe has persuaded three of those colleagues to perform with him on a California tour as the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Players. Those colleagues are clarinetist Sacha Rattle, violinist Edwin Huizinga, and cellist Charles Akert. They form the ensemble that Olivier Messiaen had in mind when he composed his Quatour pour la fin du temps (quartet for the end of time), a composition that Scarfe has previously performed frequently with his Nonsemble 6 colleagues. Messiaens quartet will be the major work on the program that the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Players have prepared for their California tour. Rattle will also be featured in two trio performances, one from the nineteenth century (Johannes Brahms Opus 114 in A minor) with Akert and Scarfe and the other from the twentieth (Darius Milhauds Opus 157b suite) with Huizinga and Scarfe.
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Breathing Lessons On The Piano

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Piano lessons in Toronto

The piano tuner said it was in great shape; a new old piano is how he put it. But I want to hear a rounder tone than it makes. I dont like the sharpness of its sounds. I want it to come back at me more, to have more fullness. Im not really sure what Im talking about here. All I know is that am probably going to waste some money in a year or so and buy a piano thats way over my abilities just so I can experience the pleasure of having it make those beautiful sounds when I play it.
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Piano lessons

For beginners and up, here are our best bets to put your fingers in good hands. Royal Conservatory of Music The Royal Conservatory of Music was founded in 1886 by Edward Fisher as The Toronto Conservatory of Music. Here, you can learn piano and jazz piano in a building designated a National Historic Site and as a bonus you can also grab a pretty cuppa at B Espresso Bar between classes. Private and group lessons are offered.
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Musical notes

Thats really sad. I shrugged. Its just the way it is. And somehow Im okay with it. It didnt take me long to realize, after starting secondary lessons in the Con, that when you learn a piece even if its the most beautiful, kinetic, awe-inspiring music youve ever heard in your life inevitably you take out its mystery. You have to: In the process of breaking it down, youre discovering the twists and turns of the music that make it so powerful. And Chopins Nocturne is no different, unfortunately.
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