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May 8 / Greg

Scan Your Music Lesson Notes To Save Time

Scan Your Music Lesson Notes ImageA piano student gave me a great tip on how to scan your music lesson notes!

It’s something that you might like to take up as well. It’ll sure save me a lot of after-hours time, in scanning & emailing music pieces to you.

I was so impressed by the speed at which my student simply took a photo of the music (right from the music rest on the piano), and then showed me how it looked on her iphone and ipad.

The print was crystal, clear. In fact, possibly clearer than any scanned copy I might email to you.

All you’ll need is this handy little scanning tool on your iphone or ipad. Best of all, it’s free!

This is not an advertisement and I receive nothing in return for recommending this to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Read more about how it works, at that app’s web site link. Just click the little “More” link, that you’ll see at the site, and read everything that this super fast, handy app can do.

I sure hope more of you are able to take up using this app, or similar. Let me know of a good android version and I’ll insert its link here for you too.

During your lesson time, it truly will take seconds to capture a sheet of music or notes while at the piano. You’ll then have everything ready to take home with you.


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Jan 5 / Greg

Musical training and brain development

The largest study of its kind has shown a link between musical training and brain development.

The study was published by the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the authors analysed brain scans of 232 children aged 6-18.

The authors of that study wrote: โ€œ[These] statistics, when taken in the context of our present neuro-imaging results, underscore the vital importance of finding new and innovative ways to make music training more widely available to youths, beginning in childhoodโ€.

In a separate study, researchers at Northwestern University studied brain activity of children in Los Angeles, who were involved in a non-profit that provides music education to disadvantaged.

The benefits of music lessons on young people’s brains are much stronger when the students actually pay attention.

Those who regularly attended music classes and actively participated showed larger improvements in reading scores and in how the brain processes speech.

Kraus said, โ€œThese findings are a testament that itโ€™s a mistake to think of music education as a quick fix, but that if itโ€™s an ongoing part of childrenโ€™s education, making music can have a profound and lifelong impact on listening and learningโ€.

Another interesting article about music and its relationship with brain development is published here, by Guido K.W. Frank, MD.



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Suitability: Ages 7 years and up to any age, any experience level. Lessons are weekly.
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Nov 11 / Greg

December and January 2015 School Holiday

2015 School Holiday ImageI WILL BE teaching WA 2015 school holiday dates from 12 January to 2 February, 2015

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Taking a 3-week break from piano lessons, from Sunday 21 December to Sunday 11 January, inclusive.

Apart from those 3 weeks, your piano lessons during the school holiday season are at their usual times, unless you arrange alternatives with me.

If you are someone who intends to begin music lessons, then do not hesitate to get in touch, anytime.



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Greg Norman’s Piano lessons and/or Music Theory lessons…
Styles: Classical, Modern
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Post-Graduate, AMEB/ABRSM exams
Suitability: Ages 7 years and up to any age, any experience level. Lessons are weekly.
Click the following link to Call or send me an Email