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Happy 30th B-day Music For Young Children!

It’s hard to believe that 30 years ago a young woman from Ontario was embarking on a journey that would change the face of music education not just for Ontarians but for children all over the world. That is exactly what Frances Balodis has done. March 7 is the official birthday of Music for Young…

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How is THAT part of learning music??

This week at The Music Box was Hawaiian week. I spruced up the place with bright paper flowers, birds, a flashy palm tree, pineapple and coconut, We danced the hula, made paper leis and underwater scenes, dove in a pretend ocean complete with fish and seashells, played pineapple bingo and made patterns out of shells….

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Piano lessons increase your EQ!

KANATA, Ontario August 25, 2009 – We often hear about how music lessons increases a child’s IQ but it also increases their EQ, emotional quotient. EQ is the measure of emotional intelligence including empathy, intuition, creativity, flexibility, resilience, coping, stress management, leadership, integrity, intrapersonal skills and interpersonal skills. So basically, EQ is the ability to…

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Music classes for babies? YES!!!!

They are cute, they are small and they are a bundle of musical potential…but music classes? You bet! Babies love music.  It holds their attention, it soothes them, it helps them to learn and remember patterns, musical and otherwise.  Consider how babies acquire language. Children are exposed to language from conception; first indirectly, when in…