Here’s the continuation of the NY Times article by Joanne Kaufman on continuing with a childhood instrument, or starting a new one!
“Ito may also be good for the brain, said Denise C. Park, the director of research at the Center for Vital Longevity at the university of Texas at Dallas. “A lot more research needs … Continue reading
Childhood instruments make a comeback for those in retirement, and new instruments make a good choice for those in retirement!
Here’s a great article from the NY Times:
Warning to Retirees Who Take Up Music: The Cat May Flee the Room” , subtitled, “Play It Again, Lois and Judy and George” by Joanne Kaufman
Music is always a … Continue reading
Singing, Opera, and the Exorcist Cat (and the Autobiography—aren’t all first pieces autobiographical?)
I grew up on a small family farm. We raised Holstein cows (for milking), steers (for eating) pigs, chickens, and ducks. We had lots of cats who were attracted to the milk, and we had our wonderful and very smart border-collie dog, “Whizzie”, … Continue reading
Welcome to a mild 11-January 2017. Temperature tomorrow is due to be in the 60s! Fabulous.
For those who are interested in long-term body, mind, and soul health, read the following article. And follow the musical instruction in the last paragraph – bold/italics are mine!
This article, How to Become a ‘Superager’, is taken from the NY … Continue reading
Hi Pianists and Future Pianists! Welcome to My Snowy 7-January 2017 Blog: How to Find an Exoplanet!
These following excerpts appeared in an article by Chris Jones of the New York Times magazine 11-December 2016. The article is about an astrophysicist, Sara Seager, who has discovered exoplanets that show signs of life. She explains how music is a good … Continue reading
I would like to welcome you to my brand new Phyllis Schmidt Piano blog. One thing that makes my teaching different is my holistic emphasis on the student first. I always try to do what is right for the child as a whole, using the best techniques and educational strategies customized to fit each student’s … Continue reading