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Is Music the Key to Success?

Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields? Click here to read more at the New York Times.

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Nobel medicine winner says: I owe it all to my bassoon teacher

October 9, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht Slipped Disc Arts Journal Blog Thomas Südhof, who shares this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology, told The Lancet in August 2010 that he owes his powers of analysis and concentration to studying a musical instrument. What apart from your family is the passion of your life? I […]

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Hearing the Music, Honing the Mind

Scientific American Magazine, October 26, 2010 Music produces profound and lasting changes in the brain. Schools should add classes, not cut them Nearly 20 years ago a small study advanced the notion that listening to Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major could boost mental functioning. It was not long before trademarked “Mozart effect” […]

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Classical-music comedy duo Igudesman-Joo comes to L.A.

Los Angeles Times, October 09, 2011 Classical musicians and YouTube sensations Igudesman and Joo come to the Broad Stage on Saturday for the L.A.-area debut of “A Little Nightmare Music,” their show blending violin and piano virtuosity with humor and invention. The London-based pair Skyped in their interview from Europe. Where are you guys calling […]

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