Category: Music Education Blog

Posting by Craig and guest educators about music education, music appreciation and mentoring children and students.

12/31/2012: It’s Never Too Late; It’s Never Too Early – Music education at any age.

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope that 2012 was a good year for you but no matter how it was, I hope that 2013 is even better. We survived the end of the Mayan Calendar (maybe they just ran out of sharp chisels) so let’s look ahead to the coming year. I’ve worked in six music …

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Herding Kittens with Brain Gym®

(Guest post by local Portland violin teacher Diane Lovejoy) One day I was poking around Barnes & Noble looking for some materials to assist me in teaching young children. As a private violin teacher, I had recently been asked to start a new violin program at a preschool where I would teach about 12 kids …

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12/3/2012: Why should my child have a music education?

There are standard courses that we all know should be a part of a well balanced education – math, English, history and science among others. Sports and/or exercise are also important for a child’s development. A music education is not usually on the tip of the tongue when basics are discussed. There are some very …

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