So Your Child Wants to Quit Piano?

According to E. Glenn Schellenberg, organized music lessons have a real and lasting positive effect on children’s IQ and performance, and the longer the lessons continue, the greater the benefit. Each month of lessons resulted in an average IQ increase Read More …

Abundance Thinking: A Scarcity in Classical Music?

I’ve been doing lots of thinking about what an ugly business classical music can be–backstabbing, competitive, and just plain nasty, and I realised that all of this can be traced to scarcity thinking. Formerly I knew there was a huge Read More …

The Power of Classical Music in Society

This post is a day early because I’ll be busy tomorrow with the St. Nicholas parish council. Originally I had planned to post on something else today, but I want to bring your attention to El Sistema. El Sistema (really Read More …

The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and Death

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and DeathContinued from The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 1 and The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 2 Even after the experiment was over, Read More …

The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and Death

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and DeathContinued from The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 1 : The more scientifically astute of you will have noticed that 18 mice is a Read More …

The Cultures of Failure and Death

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and Death

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and DeathAdmit it, you think I’m exaggerating this post title for effect. And yet . . . David Merrill, a high-school student from Nansemond River High Read More …