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The Meridee Winters Music Method — importance of music lessons

You don’t WORK music, you PLAY it!

You don’t WORK music, you PLAY it!

If you were looking through the latest trends in education, your search would quickly return stories of parents speaking out “in defense of recess,” or studies about how developmentally important play is for young children. One particularly memorable news story in recent history was the viral article about Eagle Mountain Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas, who recently expanded recess (in contrast to many schools who feel pressure to cut recess in lieu of more instruction time). Working with the LiiNK Program out of Texas Christian University, the school now offers students four fifteen-minute recess periods per day. The result?...

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Music Matters: Tips for sticking with it, even during soccer season

Music Matters: Tips for sticking with it, even during soccer season

  It's funny - when parents call to sign their child up for lessons, they often confess how much they regret quitting music lessons themselves. We've had dozens of these types of calls over the years, but have yet to have one parent say that they regret sticking with music.The benefits of music lessons last for a lifetime. The Journal of Neuroscience shared that "musical training before the age of seven has a significant effect on the development of the brain, showing that those who began early had stronger connections between motor regions -- the parts of the brain that...

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