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Does Playing an Instrument Make You Smarter?

“Smarter” doesn’t mean better than anyone else, or superior.  The word “smarter” means developing a more facile mind which picks up new things quickly. Learning to play an instrument may not alter your perceptions or core beliefs, but playing one requires mastering new techniques, practicing perceptional acuity, and improving your physical dexterity.    Like learning a new language, learning to make music stretches your mind.  When... Read More
Posted by Cheryl Wolder at Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Using Music to Relieve Stress

Music as a Stress Reliever Now more than ever, many of us are searching for ways to relax, unwind, and alleviate stress. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by playing a musical instrument. Music has been used for hundreds of years to restore harmony between the mind and the body. In recent decades, researchers have measured health-related advantages of music, particularly as they relate to stress reduction and relaxation induction. What’s the science behind this? ... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Friday, April 10, 2020

Spring Keyboard Festival 2020

Here at Amro, one of the events that we look forward to every year is our Spring Keyboard Festival. It’s so rewarding to see the store bustling with students and families who are excited about making music. Read on to learn more about this event and what your students can gain from it! Why should my students participate? Who are the judges? What are the prizes being offered? How do I sign up my student?   Benefits of Music Festival Participation ... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Saturday, March 7, 2020

Music in Our Schools Month

What is  Music In Our Schools Month ® ? This March, music educators and students will be celebrating music education in their schools and communities with concerts and classroom activities that show how “Music Changes Lives”, the theme of the 2020 observance of Music In Our Schools Month®. The impact of music education on the lives of students is evident in its social-emotional effect on young people and how they interact with the world around them. The ... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Friday, February 28, 2020