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Does music have the ability to bring people together? Is music truly a univesal language? These are questions that the two men of Pursuit of Harmony have spent several years trying to answer these questions while traveling between the United States and the Middle East. Pursuit of Harmony is made up of a most unlikely pair, an American Jewish man, Michaels Ochs; and a Palestinian Muslim man, Alaa Alshaham.

Is it possible to shift the thinking of younger music students? Is it possible to make their lessons seem less like a chore and more like a privilege? I think the answer to these questions is yes, and while it is not always the easiest task to accomplish, I think these 4 tips below will help shift your child's thinking and make practice sessions at home a little more peaceful.

Remembering Oliver Sacks: Connecting Music and the Mind On Sunday, August 30, Oliver Sacks, English neurologist and author, passed away at 82. He spent his final days surrounded by family and doing what he loved- writing to friends, swimming, playing the piano, and completing articles published in the New York Times and the New Yorker....

Albert Einstein is often revered as one of the most influential physicists of the 20th century. He developed the General Theory of Relativity, which is one of the two pillars of modern physics. However, what a lot of people don't know, is that Einstein directly attributes his Theory of Relativity to music.

One question I hear parents ask most often is, "How old does my child need to be to start lessons?" Many times they are looking for a magic number. "Oh, well you should wait until Suzy is 5 years old before she starts lessons." But every child is different. Every child grows, learns, and matures differently; so a magic number just won't work. So how do you know when it's the right time for you child to start music lessons? Here are 5 Questions to Ask Before Beginning Lessons.

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