Monthly Archives: March 2014

Interview with Peter Breugelmans — Part 3

Feeling of rhythm is an essential part of music learning, no matter which instrument the student picks up. But there is a phenomenon indicating that some people say they don’t have a feeling for rhythm, while others seems to have the feeling … Continue reading

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Influence of starting age for learning an instrument

I’ve heard that in order to reach absolute top level musical instrument skills, you need to start early, but I wondered if that is true and how early this starting age should be. The paper “Is early music education necessary … Continue reading

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Interview with Peter Breugelmans — Part 2

Starting is always easy but continuing is always a hard task for learning an instrument. So how to keep students motivated even when they don’t see their own progress anymore? This is a very necessary task for music teachers. We … Continue reading

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Interview with Peter Breugelmans – Part 1

A few weeks ago we conducted an interview with Peter Breugelmans, Lichen’s organ teacher. Peter is a proficient organ and harpsichord player and teacher, distinguished in multiple contests. In the next posts here we want to talk about some of … Continue reading

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Early formal music education in China

Formal music instruction begins very early in China. Sometimes it even begins from kindergartens. Music becomes part of daily activities. Singing, moving, dancing, clapping… even playing some classroom instruments. But most of the time, this is just to let the … Continue reading

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The relationship between programming and music

On one of our previous posts we received a comment from Lu Hongyang that briefly stated that “Playing instruments is a kind of skill, like programming skills for electronics engineering students”, mentioning that they have something in common: introduction comes … Continue reading

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Music is “useful”

Music can make people relax, happy… Besides, music can help stroke victims communicate! For the many stroke victims devastated by the loss of their ability to speak, music may be the key to unlock language. The patients couldn’t speak anymore … Continue reading

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