Ellie Little

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Air China Flight Attendants are Now Beijing-Duck Savvy, Airline Says

Air China’s in-flight-cooked Beijing Duck is savory and, after some lessons with experts, the airline’s flight attendants have become “more …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in January

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in January:</b><p>Celebrate the coming of a new year <i>and</i> the oldest folk festival in the U.S. at the <b>Philadelphia</b> <b>Mummers Parade</b> (January 1). Local clubs take to the streets to compete in one of …

6 ways to be a better global citizen in 2014

One of the side effects of international travel is that you lose the luxury of thinking of yourself only as the citizen of your hometown or country. …

Listen: Vampire Weekend Share "Step" Remix Featuring Danny Brown, Heems, Despot

How do Vampire Weekend cap 2013 after delivering <i>Modern Vampires of the City</i> (Pitchfork's No. 1 album of the year)? They share a "wintertime remix" of "Step" with verses from Danny Brown, Heems, and Despot. "Happy New Year from Vampire Weekend." Check it out above.<p>Watch Vampire Weekend, Danny Brown, …

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Don't Call This 12-Year-Old Concert Pianist A Prodigy

Musician Emily Bear has composed more than 350 pieces for the piano. She's recorded six albums, performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall, and worked closely with her mentor, music legend Quincy Jones. And get this: She's 12.<p>Bear is what some call a prodigy: a child who shows extraordinary …

10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice

Last summer, we published a week-long series called "The Young Person's Guide to Making Music" in collaboration with our colleagues at the radio program <i>From The Top</i>. The idea was to provide guidance and suggestions for parents and kids just starting out in music, with ideas for everything from …

Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

Teaching Music...and other daily reflections

Yesterday, I took 13 students to district solo and small ensemble festival. We had learning experiences of all kinds occur. A freshman has the …

25 Things About Music Teaching and Education

~Download the eBook version: http://db.tt/U3ypKZY<p>A little joke that has traveled around the Illinois music teaching community is my book called <i>What</i> …

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What It Means To Be a Teenager Who Loves Classical Music

As young musicians, most of us have already aged. One violinist I know, who is 16, wears a top hat and breeches to each orchestra rehearsal. Another …

The Value of the Arts in Education & Life

Stephanie Milling<p>As a university administrator and associate professor, I frequently interact with parents who visit our campus with respective …

Principal fires security guards to hire art teachers — and transforms elementary school

<b>By Katy Tur, Correspondent, NBC News</b><p>ROXBURY, Mass. — The community of Roxbury had high hopes for its newest public school back in 2003. There were art studios, a dance room, even a theater equipped with cushy seating.<p>A pilot school for grades K-8, Orchard Gardens was built on grand expectations.<p>But …

Common Core Standards attacked by Republicans

Republicans have launched an attack on the Common Core State Standards, an initiative that more than 45 states and the District of Columbia signed onto but that has been facing increasing opposition in recent months from both right and left.<p>This new effort could undermine what has largely been …

Why your brain loves that new song

When jazz legend John Coltrane first heard Charlie Parker play the saxophone, the music hit him ''right between the eyes,'' he once said.<p>According to …

The Case For The Arts In Overhauling Education

One of the ongoing debates in education is whether so much testing in schools is taking away time for young people to develop their own critical thinking and creativity. At the same time, the White House has talked about the importance of innovation when it comes to staying competitive in the …

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