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Why I became a music teacher: my students make me a better musician

I started learning violin when I was around four years old. I'm a fifth generation violinist in my family. So playing the violin is part of my family history and I felt that keenly even as a little boy.<p>My own violin teaching was really outside of school. My dad found me an incredible teacher, …

Watch A Musician Give The Coolest Science Lecture This Side Of Anywhere

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The Importance of Writing Notes in Your Music

I was in Bloomington, Indiana in March to<p>buy some of the best donuts in the world do some workshops for the School of Music (when you have a moment …

Musicians spot mistakes more quickly and more accurately than non-musicians

New research has shown that individuals who play an instrument are more capable at identifying errors and correcting mistakes, and that these …

The Kids Play Great. But That Music . . . (washingtonpost.com)

If there is a medal awarded for conspicuous bravery in the form of sitting through countless elementary-, middle- and high-school concerts above and beyond the call of duty, I'd like the authorities to know that I am eligible for it.<p>Unflinchingly, I have kept my face rigid through the most trying …

Diane Ravitch: Testing and vouchers hurt our schools. Here’s what works

<b>Diane Ravitch (Paul Wolfe)</b><p>Education reformers have it all wrong, Diane Ravitch tells Salon, and keep pushing policies that make schools worse<p>Sara Scribner<p>September 18, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>Diane Ravitch has become one of the fiercest -- and most lucid -- critics of many commonly accepted ideas about …

Neil Gaiman: Let children read the books they love

Children should be allowed to read whatever they enjoy, the author Neil Gaiman has said as he warned that well-meaning adults could destroy a child's love of reading for ever.<p>Gaiman was delivering a lecture on Monday night about the future of books, reading and libraries to an audience of arts and …

Bill Watterson Explains Why CALVIN AND HOBBES Will Never Be a Movie

Sarah Palin’s Top-Five Most Utterly Nonsensical Sentences from Yesterday’s Fox News Interview

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> cast member Sarah Palin went on Fox News yesterday to talk with Megyn Kelly about . . . <i>hoo boy.</i> Your guess is as good as ours! (And better than hers.) The Huffington Post calls her monologue a “free-association diatribe, an almost jazz-like improvisatory rant.” So what did …

Titanic violin fetches £900,000 record price

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1020000/1020724_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534401800_6ae084c90e4bf65671aeafd43ae9d5fa<p><b>The violin that was apparently played to calm passengers on the Titanic as it sank was sold for £900,000 in just 10 minutes at auction in Wiltshire.</b><p>It …

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The Best Noise-Canceling Headphones You Can Buy In 2018

This definitive guide to the best active noise-canceling (ANC) headphones of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair …

13 Past Nobel Prize In Literature Winners You Must Read

The same year she announced that she's putting down her pen, Canadian short story writer and one-time novelist Alice Munro has taken home the Nobel Prize in Literature. One giant step for her, one giant leap for proponents of quieter stories. Her writing often hones in on small characters, domestic …

Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins

<b>The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins built up during a hard day's thinking, researchers have shown.</b><p>The US team believe the "waste removal system" is one of the fundamental reasons for sleep.<p>Their study, in the journal Science, showed brain cells shrink during sleep to open up the gaps …

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I’m going to tell you that libraries are important. I’m going to suggest that reading fiction, …