October 30, 2019
workshop flyer

Music Practice for Social Integration

A while ago my interest caught an email — an invitation to a workshop. Organized by the BRAMS –  International Laboratory for BRAin, Music and Sound Research, what is a unique centre dedicated to research excellence, located in Montreal and jointly affiliated with the University of […]
September 30, 2019

Making Music For Life – review

After a handful of books I have reviewed recently, I had decided to focus on different topics in my writings, at least for a while. But then I discovered this new book from Gayla M. Mills and I couldn’t resist. It is as much to the […]
August 28, 2019

When Listening Comes Alive – review

A Guide to Effective Learning and Communication by Paul Madaule This is a book I have discovered by a pure accident, while reading unrelated articles in my online news aggregator app. And I am very happy for this discovery.  It should be logical, that if my […]
July 24, 2019

How Deadly Can Criticism Be?

Reading The Art of Mindful Singing (my recent review is here), I came to the part of the book, where the author analyses why many people stop or refuse singing in front of others. Television hasn’t helped in that either, by producing endless singing competitions with […]
June 28, 2019

The Art of Mindful Singing – book review

The Art of Mindful Singing is a sort of a book that I have been looking for for quite a while. There have been books written about mindfulness and music. I have previewed recently one called In Tune. And there is another one – Mindfulness in […]
May 31, 2019

Make Music!: A Kid’s Guide to Creating Rhythm, Playing with Sound, Conducting and Composing Music

Making music has become now almost like a technology driven science. Even kids learning music are often forced to go through demanding practice schedules on professional quality musical instruments. One component of the music making experience has been heavily pushed to the back – and almost […]
April 30, 2019

In Tune: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness – book review

There has been a growing number of books published recently, combining two of my most prefered topics – music and mindfulness. One such book has been out just for a couple weeks. Thanks to the website NetGalley I had a chance to read it and to […]
March 31, 2019

Is technology taking over in the mental well-being?

Looking at the best apps of 2018 according to Apple and also on growing trends at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, it looks that the response to the question in the title is a clear YES. Let’s have a look. TBC
February 26, 2019

Mark Hollis 1955 – 2019

Today I opened the news app in the morning and immediately got saddened by the announcement, that Mark Hollis, the lead singer of the music band Talk Talk has died on February 25, 2019. I am still surprised how this sad new has impacted me. Pure […]