Music Education

February 23, 2021 | Benefits of Music Education

By Emma Huggard Think about your favorite musical artist and the instruments they play. Bruce Springsteen, on guitar, keyboard, or harmonica? Jerry Garcia on guitar or banjo? Prince on the keyboard, guitar, or 20 more? So many well-known artists of the past century are skilled on more than one instrument. You may not aspire to be an award-winning musician, but learning a second instrument – at any age - can enhance your musical knowledge and appreciation.

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February 10, 2021 | Student Spotlight

In January 2016, we wrote an Opus article featuring a 12-year-old CCM student, Joachim Laurent. We learned about his music theory studies and participation in the Royal Conservatory Music Program,A Young Joachim Laurent a rigorous assessment program, his commitment to practicing an hour each day. At that point, Joachim had already been learning music and studying the piano with his instructor, Chieko Loy, for six years. Joachim is now a senior at Concord Carlisle High School, and this fall, he will be attending the University of Chicago. As a student studying at CCM for twelve years, we wondered what he would tell his younger 12-year-old self-featured in the 2016 article.

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January 12, 2021 | Music Creation & Production

By Lydia Yoder If you've used a Mac computer, iPhone, or iPad in the past 15 years, you've probably heard of GarageBand. It's Apple's audio design software that lets you record your tunes and utilize a huge library of pre-recorded sounds to produce music. Music production involves designing things like the form, instrumentation, and sound of a piece.

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December 15, 2020 | Music Faculty

by Holly Lobowitz Rossi, Benjamin Hitzrot has been taking piano lessons at CCM for half of his young life. Now a 14-year-old who is applying to private high schools, he faced an essay question about an influential person who had shaped his life. The choice was obvious—he wrote about Rasa Vitkauskaite, his beloved piano teacher.

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November 11, 2020 | Music Faculty

If you've witnessed Tsuyoshi belt out a tune on his soprano saxophone, you've seen him race from note to note with incredible speed and dexterity. He brings the same work ethic, intensity, and control to racing motorcycles - at 140 miles per hour.

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September 30, 2020 | Benefits of Music Education

Music is an important part of every child's development. A great song can often light up their eyes, inspire them to move around and dance, and even help them with their sense of confidence. And it doesn't end there. The elements of music education require focus and foster self-expression. Children will also learn to...

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