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Blog posts January 2014

Steady Beat at Every Age

by Sarah Hruska-Olson Olson.Sarah@MacPhail.org

During my early experiences sharing music with young children, I was surprised by the rhythmic way infants responded to my singing and guitar playing.  Babies who could not yet walk or crawl would bounce up and down or move their arms rhythmically. …

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Creating Exciting Sound

by Cathy Smetana Smetana.Cathy@MacPhail.org


More than anyone else, my college piano professor Marvin Blickenstaff has shaped who I am as a teacher.  His influence has extended far beyond my undergraduate years as we have stayed close and I take advantage of every chance I have to hear him spea…

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