Fireworks in your Brain!

Fireworks go off in your brain every time you pick up your musical instrument! Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout…Brain scanners show what happens in our brains… Learn more in this cool video!  

Music teachers on Facebook: separating the wheat from the chaff

My professional life is better because of my Facebook presence that I control from the comfort of my hilltop home in a small town. I have made connections with numerous wonderful teachers I might not have met otherwise. I have discovered new books and interesting repertoire and also have contributed my two cents when I felt called to do so. I recognize, however, that I have been thrown without rank or file, onto a massive heap of piano teachers…. – Read More

Musicians From Marlboro Take Their Lessons on the Road

The Marlboro music festival is doing a lot of outreach lately… Apprenticeship — learning from and working alongside a master — has largely fallen out of fashion in the arts. But it’s embedded in Marlboro Music, the school and festival in Vermont that each summer brings together established artists and rising talents. On Tuesday, its touring arm, Musicians From Marlboro, inaugurated a new series at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall… Read the Full Article

How much do music artists earn online?

This is a really great info graphic showing how much musicians earn online from posting their music on sites such as iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. It really looks like things are stacked against us…. Being a musician myself, I know that this job isn’t exactly a recipe for big money earning; but, after reading this infographic, things seem even more positively frakked for artists.Looking at the numbers, it seems to me that the system just doesn’t give respect to the value that the musicians and producers themselves have put into their products….. Read the full Article check out the infographic