Archive for January, 2016

The boy with incredible ears

Today’s Why We Make Music: Do things that look like magic from layman’s eyes. A boy name Dylan wows social media first with his perfect pitch identification video. When doubters commented, he followed up with an incredible part 2 video…

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Winter Recital 2016

This year our winter recital took place at the LilyPad in Cambridge. Four pianists participated in this performance and each player memorized two to three pieces, plus a duet at the end. It was a chilly raining winter day (but…

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Time for Three’s violin cover of Taylor Swift’s 2014 song, “Shake It Off”

Today’s Why We Make Music: Just look at that joy on their faces. These aren’t actors.

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Classical Music Mashup

Today’s Why We Make Music: More Mashups! A challenge from the creator, YouTuber Grant Woolard: “I’ve woven together 57 famous classical tunes by 33 composers. How many can you identify?”

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The well tempered cavalier

There’s something very wonderful about being able to understand seriously terrible puns:

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A story from our studio on practicing with mom

Why I Teach Music: A short story from Metro Gnome Studio! Last night during a lesson my student said, “I like to practice by myself.” (vs. practicing with her mom). This is very, very common for kids her age, but…

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Inspiring one-handed cellist Michael Spencer

Today’s Why We Make Music: It’s for all of us. Inspirational footage of one handed-cellist Michael Spencer performing François-Joseph Gossec’s ‘Gavotte’ at a private recital in Utah (2014):

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