Sunday, June 3, 2018

Children’s brains develop faster with music training

From Emily Gersema with USC News:
Within two years of the study, the neuroscientists found the auditory systems of children in the music program were maturing faster in them than in the other children. The fine-tuning of their auditory pathway could accelerate their development of language and reading, as well as other abilities – a potential effect which the scientists are continuing to study.
The enhanced maturity reflects an increase in neuroplasticity – a physiological change in the brain in response to its environment – in this case, exposure to music and music instruction.
“The auditory system is stimulated by music,” Habibi said. “This system is also engaged in general sound processing that is fundamental to language development, reading skills and successful communication.”

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Houston flute lessons with Colleen Matheu Johnson  Houston, TX has become in the past few years what is known as a "boomtown." Houston's music and arts scene has grown immensely to become extremely diverse and can rival any major city in 2014.
  With so many choices about where to turn for musical training as a young student in Chicago, I always chose to study with the best performers in the area. As a musician who is a member of The Houston Ballet Orchestra and having been a substitute with The Chicago Symphony, The Houston Symphony, The Houston Grand Opera, The St. Louis Symphony, among others, I understand what is important in live performance as well as the practice room and encourage my students to take advantage of several performance opportunities here in Houston, TX. I offer FREE tickets to my students so they can witness live performances with the symphony and ballet. I believe that if one desires to become a great performer, one must witness great performers in action. If you are interested in scheduling a flute lesson(s) with my here in Houston, please refer to my website for more information.