January 16, 2020

My Top 12 Albums Of The Decade

With the change of a decade, all the media got flooded with charts and evaluations of the past decade. That has inspired me to look at music of the last ten years and choose albums, that I liked the most. The music on these albums has […]
December 22, 2019

Don’t Let Music Become Disposable!

The moment after Americans finished their Thanksgiving dinner and stormed stores for the Black Friday shopping spree, the atmosphere has changed for the next big seasonal holidays – Christmas. As it is every year, with changes in shop-windows, came also a new seasonal music repertoire for […]
November 28, 2019

How Music Can Make You Better – book review

The title of this book says it all. I have spent countless hours researching and pouring through the online data to figure out the answer to this question. Now the author Indre Viskontas put it succintly in her little book titled How Music Can Make You […]
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 […]