7 Unique Instruments You Can Learn Online and Play With Friends

There’s something special about music. No matter what genre of music you’re into, listening to it always soothes the soul. You can enjoy music on your own or with friends. Learning music allows you to create your own music as well, and you can even take music lessons online and learn a variety of instruments including the tuba, cello, or flute. Here are some unique instruments to consider. (more…)

Connecting Sounds and Symbols: How Music Helps Children Develop Literacy Skills

A child’s brain is a remarkable instrument that’s pre-wired for learning and making sense of the world in many different ways. Kids learn most effectively when using all their senses, which is what makes music such a valuable learning tool. Developing literacy is one of the most important skills children acquire as their brains develop. Consequently, the American Academy of Pediatrics has long recommended that parents read to their children from an early age. Recent studies have shown that music helps prepare a child’s brain for learning to read and write. (more…)

How Music Can Positively Benefit Your Child with ADHD

As a parent to a child with ADHD, you know that you must adapt your parenting technique to that of your child. The way you navigate even the simplest of situations will be different from that of a parent to a child without ADHD. According to Healthline, “Fostering the development of a child with ADHD means that you will have to modify your behavior and learn to manage the behavior of your child.” While medication is a good building block, there are other activities that can be used as a behavioral tool; music is one of them. (more…)

If Supporting Student Passion Is So Important, What Do We Do If They Don’t Have Any?

Guest Post by: Dr. Doug Green, EdD

Every day I surf the Internet searching for resources for my audience of parents and educators. (DrDougGreen.Com) I have found a number of themes that show up often. These themes form the basis of my recent book Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Way More Complex: What’s Wrong With Education and How to Fix Some of It. In it I deal with themes like the importance of relationships, personalizing instruction, and the harm caused by standardized testing.


How To Improve Your Study Habits And Mathematical Thinking Using Music

You might think you already know how to be an efficient studier, but if you’re finding it difficult to concentrate or your grades are taking a hit, it might be time to rethink the way you crack the books. Fortunately, there are several simple ways you can change your habits and learn to train your brain to absorb all the important information while leaving stress and anxiety at the door. (more…)