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Music Tech for the Instrumental Program: Phone and Tablet Apps

When using technology in the classroom, we are interested in tools that will enhance our teaching and help us to better reach our students. We’d like …

Education Technology

Best Advice for Teaching Phrasing & Style (from 50+ band directors!)

In our summer survey, we asked Band Directors Talk Shop readers “What is the best phrase, analogy or activity you’ve ever heard/used regarding …

The Home Stretch of Contest Preparation

If preparing for concert contest (or any other performance) is like climbing a mountain, then the last 2-3 weeks is the part where things have gone …

Eight Ways to Make Your Percussionists More Integral to Each Rehearsal - SBO

Latest News<p>Details<p>Written by Dave Black & Chris M. Bernotas<p>Do you ever struggle to keep your percussion students involved throughout the entire …

Flute

Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry. Here's Why.

When it comes to tracing your roots through your genes, biological siblings may have less in common than many people expect.<p>Last fall, siblings Kat and Eddy Abraham decided the best birthday gift for their dad involved a couple vials of spit.<p>“He’s the historian of the family,” Kat says, so the …

Genetics

Dudamel inspires young musicians with passionate workshop

<b>Inspiring young musicians and advocating universal access to music has always been an important mission for Gustavo Dudamel.</b><p>In Mexico City, he put four days aside from his Latin American tour to mastermind the "Encounters workshop", with funding from the Gustavo Dudamel Foundation. The spectacular …

Flute

This is what you should eat for a good night's sleep

If you struggle to get to sleep at night, then fear not, because help is at hand.<p>Alongside the age-old advice of avoiding your phone, taking a bath, reading a book or spraying lavender on your pillow, comes new rules on what you should eat before bedtime.<p>Sleep expert Sammy Margo, author of <i>The Good</i> …

Why Our Ancestors Were Protected From Alzheimer’s

A pair of Harvard researchers is challenging what we think we understood about Alzheimer’s—and might have stumbled on a big clue for a …

16 Things I Would Want, If I Get Dementia

Just in case I do get dementia, I've written a list of rules I’d like to live by.<br>When you work in dementia care, people tend to ask you a lot of …

One type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug we have — here's how

2/<p>Cardio also tones your muscles.<p>Shutterstock<p>It was initially believed that when it comes to building muscle, cardio paled in comparison to exercises …

Could This Working Memory Exercise Help Offset the Effect of Nerves on Performance?

A missed shift….a cracked note…a section that felt out of control. Argh!<p>Have you ever noticed how when you reflect on a recent performance, the …

15 Frittatas, Egg Bakes & Casseroles to Eat Any Time of Day — Recipes from The Kitchn

While eggs are slapped with the label of "breakfast food," savvy home cooks know that eggs — and the comforting, protein-rich dishes you can make …

Breakfast

10 Mistakes of Young Band Directors

Every year thousands of students graduate college and make the big transition from being a student to becoming a teacher. Even after being in band …

Medicare Doesn't Cover Hearing Aids but Retirees Have Options

Medicare and most health insurance don't cover hearing aids, but alternatives including over-the-counter devices can be less expensive.<p>Stephen Moore …

Egg Breakfast Recipes

Packed with nourishment, the egg is one of nature’s perfect foods. One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals all for …

Breakfast

The 'Genome Hacker' Who Mapped a 13-Million-Person Family Tree

Huge crowdsourced genealogy databases are inspiring new genetics research.<p>Yaniv Erlich has been a white-hat hacker and a geneticist at Columbia University, and now he works for a genealogy company.<p>This unusual career trajectory has led, most recently, to a 13-million-person family tree unveiled …

Genealogy

4 Anti-Inflammatory Supplements Doctors Swear By To Get Rid Of Fat Fast

Sometimes weight loss reaches a plateau. DO NOT give up! All of the hard work is paying off. You’re eating healthy and working out consistently. This …

8 Anti-Inflammatory Egg Recipes You Should Make This Month For Weight Loss

It’s no secret how much we love eggs and Julie Andrews, The Gourmet RD, agrees with us. “Is there anything as satisfying as a super-runny, fresh …

8 Tasty Anti-Inflammatory Slow Cooker Recipes You Should Make This Month To Lose Weight

If you wake up feeling bloated, you probably consider your day over before it even began. And if that bloat lasts longer than a day, forget about …

8 Simple Tips To Help You Drink More Water

8 Tips To Help You Drink More Water<p>It's time to go from H-2-NO to H-2-O! 👍<p>February 24, 2018<p>I'm sure we've all heard the health advice to drink eight …

Ember is a smart mug that keeps your coffee at the exact temperature you want

It might’ve taken centuries, but someone finally managed to improve upon the design of the mug. How can something so simple be improved, you ask? …

Marine Turned Teacher: Why I Will Not Carry a Gun in School

Lloyd Lofthouse was a Marine. He saw combat. Then he became a teacher. He is retired.He explains here why it is a VERY bad idea to arm teachers:”I …

Self Defense

Non-Dairy Milk, Taste-Tested and Ranked

Whether you're lactose intolerant, or just questioning, the last few years have been a renaissance of sorts for anyone looking to explore the rapidly …

Country Lifestyle

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

Healthy Diet...Healthy Brain

<b>Healthy Diet...Healthy Brain: Global Council on Brain Health Recommendations</b><p>The 2017 AARP Brain Health and Nutrition Survey found that 75 percent of …

Hebrew U. researchers show which foods prevent, promote dementia

Among the foods proven to prevent dementia are: blueberries , healthful fats, nuts and fish.<p>><br>• ><p>Blueberries. (photo credit: INGIMAGE)<p>Foods can …

10 health documentaries on Netflix that will make you rethink what you eat

We all know full well that eating a big breakfast of bacon and sausages isn’t sustainable or healthy and yet, we find it difficult to go meatless for …

Tear-jerking moment Liverpool fan grandad with Alzheimer's sings You'll Never Walk Alone

A great-grandfather who suffers from an advanced form of dementia stunned family and friends when he broke into a rendition of LFC anthem You’ll …

Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

Beer has fueled a lot of bad ideas. But on a Friday afternoon in 2007, it helped two Alzheimer's researchers come up with a really a good one.<p>Neuroscientists Robert Moir and Rudolph Tanzi were sipping Coronas in separate offices during "attitude adjustment hour" at Massachusetts General Hospital, …

Dementia