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Music Profession – ‘How Do I Know’?

I love living in Australia. I don’t think there is another country that has so much honesty, work ethic, and especially an incredible medical system. However, after moving to Wollongong, I noticed the difference in the standard of teaching here with the majority of music teachers and schools compared to other locations like Europe. Here […]

Change Your Thoughts, Influence Your Results

What does this have to do with music? A lot. I’ve read many posts on Facebook forums about people feeling blocked when trying to ‘get discovered’, or people recommending to follow all the open mic nights as a way to make it – only to be disappointed time and time again. They have been told […]

Accelerated Learning Through Music (for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers)

The years before school are critical to set in place effective learning practices for your child. Their precious brains are like sponges during this time, constantly being influenced by their relationships, daily experiences, and environment. The first 3 years of a child’s life is particularly important. Their brains are being programmed with their experiences and […]

Why Should My Child Learn Music?

A summary on some of the benefits that learning music has on a child’s confidence, self esteem, respect for others, social skills, & academic performance 1. Development of Focus & Concentration Playing an instrument fires more neurons in the brain than any other activity. 2. Develops Patience & Perseverance Learning to play an instrument takes a lot of practice and being ok with […]

Why Recitals and Concerts Must Form Part of Your Music Education

Performing in front of an audience has many benefits. The personal development skills that you gain translate to all areas of your life. This is true for all ages – babies, toddlers, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. You cannot buy that experience. You cannon read that experience. You cannot watch that experience. You get it […]

Notes for Waking up the Brain. Literally.

Depending on the severity of dementia, there are people that go through each day not remembering anything from the past, however if they hear their favourite song, they will remember every word. As dementia increases, your memories are pealed away and you are left with confusion, disorientation, anxiety, and fear. I’m not sure how different […]

A Special Note to Beginners

It’s difficult to be a beginner. We have all been there, and we are all a beginner at some field at any one time. Here are some of my thoughts on how to navigate the entry into learning music when you are a beginner and how to choose a teacher. Research your Teacher’s Background Do […]

How to Give Your Child the Gift of Music – An Early Advantage

Many parents have asked me when it is best to start teaching their child music. Generally as early as 5 years old is best, however children younger than this (3 to 4 year olds) may have excellent focus when learning music. What if you child is younger than 3 years old? Is there anything that […]