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A Family Who Plays Together, Stays Together

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By Lauren Putnam of McCarthy Music (www.mccarthypiano.com) It’s no secret that music enriches lives. In fact, according to the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), 85% of people who do not play a musical instrument say they wish they had learned to play one. And, when it comes to kids, learning a musical instrument has numerous benefits. Music not only ... Read More »

Painting Our Children’s Bright Futures through Music/Arts Programs

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In the 1989 film, “Dead Poet’s Society,” a remarkable professor played by the equally remarkable, recently deceased Robin Williams, lights a fire under the traditional school curriculum with his passion for the written word—for poetry, his labor of love. By doing so, Williams’s character not only engages his students in the arts at a time when their school finds no need for the arts, his character instills into his students the benefits of the arts and just how extraordinary life can be with cultural and creative outlets at one’s fingertips. Read More »