March 7, 2017

How playing an instrument benefits your brain.

A picture is worth a thousand words. How many words is worth a video then? In under five minutes this animated movie from TED-Ed explains many benefits of playing a musical instrument. They compare playing to the brain’s equivalent of a full body workout. The reason […]
March 9, 2017

Unlock the Musician Within You!

Is music important for you? What role does music play in your life? Aside from being a listener, there are other possible scenarios about your relationship with music. And they may have one common denominator – you feel that music is in your veins and heart. […]
March 29, 2017

“Music is Time Made Aesthetically Perceptible”

I have been studying, listening and playing music most of my life. Throughout that time I have read a tone of definitions and quotes trying to summarize what music really is. The one I identify the most with I read in the book The Third Ear […]
April 18, 2017

History proves music is important for your wellbeing

Fire is a good servant but a bad master. Once our ancestors mastered the fire, many thousands years ago, humanity started climbing to dominate this world. Fire helped humans to protect, to heat and feed themselves, and to see and make it through the dark. What […]
May 9, 2017

Why Music (Education) Matters

A YouTube algorithm delivered an interesting video to my computer screen. Colored only in black&white it looks depressing, even morbid. Actually it is not a video, because all what you can see for six minutes are three words – Why Music Matters. What you can hear […]
May 31, 2017

You Are Creative! Or Do You “Give a Shit”?

“Why don’t people give a shit anymore?” … about creative people. This is the question the author is asking in the article with the same name – I added only the ‘victim’. And the truth is that my opinion had been very similar some time ago. […]
June 22, 2017

How To Turn Your Music Practicing Into A Fun Experience

Making and playing music, or musicking, has become activity almost exclusive to properly educated specialists, also known as professional musicians. To prove the point, let me ask you a question: When was the last time you made a completely free choice to listen to some amateur […]
July 25, 2017

The Power Of Music Lights Up Those Old Loving Eyes

Last evening we returned back from Europe. I wanted my children to see where I came from and to experience their grandmother, aunts and uncles. After years this was one of the best trips we have made. But also a sad trip. My mama Olga is […]
August 11, 2017

Alegria Moments – My Ever Lasting Music Loves

In the recent blog post I was writing about my falling in love with a song. My very recent experience. Obviously there are more songs and compositions, that have had a crucial impact on my musical taste, even on my life. So I have used this […]