Music to spark a better life for older adults and preschoolers

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This week, the High Plains Band & Orchestra Camp is occurring in Hays, KS.  My daughter is there as a camper becoming more proficient as a musician.  My husband is there working with students but still learning as he observes other instructors & directors, plays, and interacts with others.  For me, it means experiencing wonderful evening concerts.  For example, last evening I heard everything from Bach to PDQ Bach to jazz.  It was wonderfully entertaining and relaxing.  So, as a family we are all having musical growth this week.

Whether one is young or old, learning and experiencing are important for us cognitively.  So, why not learn something musical?  What are ways you grow as a musician?

Here are just a few ways to grow as a musician:

  1. learn an instrument
  2. listen to others perform – live or recoded
  3. read a book about an aspect of music
  4. participate in a performing ensemble
  5. attend a drum circle
  6. ask someone about there musical interests

So grow , experience, and enjoy your life.

The Remaking of TV Tunes

As a child of the 60’s, I grew up sing theme songs to many of my favorite shows such as “Gillian’s Island” and “The Brady Bunch”.  These tunes often come to mind at interest times.  (Gotta love ear worms!)  Now, some of these tunes are being used as a basis for some music for enjoyment and interest.  Check out this link to NPR!      Small-screen


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