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In The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Teens Speak Up By Singing Out : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

A wonderful example of young adults learning and finding their voices. And a lesson in the power of the arts to transcend the usual barriers to connection: wealth, colour, location… And a story of vision and passion. But, of course, … Continue reading

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300 Years Of Handel’s ‘Water Music,’ With A Splash Of Politics : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

This is a wonderful article, with links to a Water Music performance. Please take time to enjoy this. Notice, even with the political competition, this is a wonderful example of creative and innovative cooperation. Three hundred years ago, England’s embattled … Continue reading

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‘It’s not about your age, it’s about your ideas’: the teen power list

I think this article from the Guardian builds on my book review. Young people are amazing innovators. The best point here is that the areas of impact are across: science, art, media, culture, …. STEAM in all its glory. Wonderful; … Continue reading

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The best productivity hack I’ve ever heard – Goals Infinite

This is an effective idea.  Maybe it will help you. Personally, my best strategy is self talk that tells me to,  “Write something, or play something, learn something… do it, now!” And then doing something real. Process goals and developing … Continue reading

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Why music is good medicine

There are many reasons to enjoy music and it is clear that music improves quality of life.  This research gives evidence that music helps cancer patients by reducing stress, and, perhaps by reducing pain. “Laughter may not be the best … Continue reading

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Flashmob Flash Mob – Ode an die Freude ( Ode to Joy ) Beethoven Symphony No.9 classical music

This week I have been unwell; to the level that after class on Friday I went home. Reviewing my music I found this. The “Ode to Joy”; beauty, passion, joy. What is more; humans working together to build; beauty, passion … Continue reading

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Singing Contest

Yesterday we attended the local singing contests. The local music teachers bring students together competitively. It is a tough test, no music, an audience and a judge. High pressure performance. The children love it. Most respond well; yes the occasional … Continue reading

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Jon Schmidt – Exhilarating Piano – Live in Concert featuring “All of Me” and “Waterfall” – YouTube

Jon Schmidt – Exhilarating Piano – Live in Concert featuring "All of Me" and "Waterfall" – YouTube. Sustainability and Beauty, community and passion. Yesterday my daughter played a concert piece for her music teacher and an audience of students, family … Continue reading

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