NEUROSCIENTISTS HAVE DEMONSTRATED that learning to play an instrument or sing leads to changes in a child’s brain that make it more likely they will reach their full cognitive and academic potential. This may be why learning to play an instrument can be fun, but also difficult! There is significant merit to the idea that [...]
Music lessons are not just another activity. While this short essay is not an attempt to bash team or solo sports, chess club, math tutoring, or any other after-school (extra-curricular) program that parents subscribe to for their kids, it is designed to remind and enlighten NWMA families as to what exactly music lessons mean. Research [...]
Watch this short interview with NWMA violin and chamber music director Rebecca Wishnia done for SFgovTV and their Women At Work series. We're very proud to have Rebecca on the NWMA team!
Success of young students, no matter the discipline, is built on a solid foundation. Information is distributed to the student in a classroom/private lesson format and then reinforced with continued study outside of that class or lesson. In the case of music, which presents a vast array of high-level concepts combined with an intense demand [...]