B.M. Berklee College Of Music
B.M. California State University Northridge
M.M. California State University Northridge
California Single Subject Teaching Credentail in Music
I give lessons in a beautiful residence in the city of La Canada.
New research suggests that regularly playing an instrument changes the shape and power of the brain and may be used in therapy to improve cognitive skills.
It can even increase IQ by seven points in both children and adults, according to researchers.
Experts said there is growing evidence that musicians have structurally and functionally different brains compared with non-musicians - in particular, the areas of the brain used in processing and playing music.
These parts of the brain that control motor skills, hearing, storing audio information and memory become larger and more active when a person learns how to play an instrument and can apparently improve day to day actions such as being alert, planning and emotional perception.
Playing a musical instrument:
Improves Social Skills
improves reading and comprehension skills
improves math skills
helps build confidence
teaches perseverance and creates a sense of achievement
promotes happiness in your life and those around you