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Getting a child through music lessons can be a trying time. Like a lot of disciplines, being successful in music means putting in a lot of time and effort in the beginning foundational stages. You, as the parent, have to plant musical seeds and provide for them if you want to reap the musical blessings later. Here are a few ways you can help plant and nurture your child's musical talent.

On this day in 1997, John Denver died when the handmade experimental airplane he was pilotying ran out of gas and crashed off the coast of Monterey Bay, CA. The 53 year old performer had 15 song on Billboards top 40 pop chart at the time of his death. Of these 15, 10 reached the number one position on either the Adult Contemporary or Country charts.

This weekend, Saturday, October 10 join the Nashville Symphony and music lovers from the community as they enjoy free performances all day and night at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. This event will feature over 20 acts on 4 different stages and will showcase some of the talent that truly makes Music City great!

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....

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