That Time My Amp Exploded on Stage and How It Affected My Musical Career

Guitar Amp Exploding

Back in grade eight, I was well known in school for my piano skills. Kids would ask me to play “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis every music class. I was constantly showing off. One day, the school music teacher asked me if I’d like to solo something cool for the year-end concert.Continue Reading

Music Lessons Can Help Children with ADHD and Autism

We’ve written about the benefits of music lessons for kids with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and the potential musical genius of autistic children before. While these benefits are common knowledge among music teachers and well-informed parents, a new study helps us understand exactly how the brain changes and where these new fibre connections are occurring.Continue Reading

How to Help Your Child Prepare for a Music Recital

When your child has a music recital approaching, it is easy to feel a little helpless as they struggle to master their piece and battle with the nervousness they might be feeling. While it might be tempting to sit back and let their music lessons teach them everything they need to know, there is aContinue Reading