By: Renee Bordner
NWE Music Studio Director
My friend, Christina Granahan, wrote this piece about how creativity accesses all three centers of intelligence. Please take the time to read her article https://christinagranahan.com/category/blog/. By now, all of us have heard that listening to music is "good for you" and "therapeutic". Reading Christina's article may help you understand how and why music benefits us humans. Feel free to send us your thoughts on the article and tell us how music affects you.
By: Renee Bordner
NWE Studio Music Director
Even though Thanksgiving is later this month, I want to take the time to celebrate and be grateful now. I am thankful everyday for the countless blessings in our Note-worthy Experiences family. 2020 has taught all of us many lessons in life. The one lesson that I have focused on most is finding those silver linings in the midst of the pandemic. I am grateful for the continued support of our students and instructors.
I know that online lessons have not been easy. I know that lessons with masks on our faces and speciality masks on our instruments are tough. I know that none of our instructors have been performing. I know that some of the venues that some of our instructors perform at regularly are simply gone. At the same time, I know that our students are more resilient and able to adapt to changes within nanoseconds. I know that our instructors can create lesson plans for almost any situation imaginable. I know that we are all more technologically savvy. However what strikes me the most is that each and every one of us are demonstrating to each other real life examples of unity and perseverance. These lessons in perseverance are lessons that will be with each of us for the rest of our lives. Thank you for allowing all of us at Note-worthy Experiences to learn these lessons and grow together as a musical community.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday season with your family and friends.
We look forward to celebrating the end of 2020 with all of you at our Annual Winter Holiday Recitals.