Monthly Archives: August 2014

How the Brain Learns While We Sleep

   +   = SUCCESS!!! Scientists have known for decades that the brain requires sleep to consolidate learning and memory. Sleep is beneficial for a wide range of learning and memory. Humans are designed to spend about one-third of our lives … Continue reading

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Personal Reflections on Evaluating Students

In mid-July, 2014, I had the privilege to participate in the Examiner Training Intensive Workshops offered at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Ontario. The seminars and workshops provided during this 3 day course (aptly labeled “Examiner Boot-camp”) provided … Continue reading

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Ensemble Playing and Arranging Music: How Do We Decide What to Play?

Music is a fluid art. There are many opportunities by which we, as musicians, have the pleasure to play music in a variety of settings. We are interpreters, performers, educators, collaborators, and advocates. From time to time, I come across … Continue reading

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