Smarter Kids Through Music
According to MIT: if you want smarter kids, they will develop stronger intelligence when they learn music than when they learn to code.
We musicians all knew that already of course, but it still feels good when a highly credible institution like MIT acknowledges how amazingly impactful the study of music is on success and intelligence.
Here’s a great read about this.
The many joys of being a guitar teacher in Los Angeles
The other night, I was laying on the couch after a long day of teaching.
My wife, Tiannah, was sitting next to me and we were scrolling through Amazon Prime on our Apple TV trying to find something to watch.
My eyes fell on a show called “Mr. Robot”. We both reacted “Oh cool, with Rami Malek, the actor who played Freddy Mercury in the Queen movie.”
The plot looked intriguing enough for us to give it a try.
I really enjoyed the show. I thought it was pretty cool.
Then the ending credits start rolling, and I see “Writer: David Iserson”.
In the following episodes, the name “David Iserson” kept popping up either as a writer or as a producer, or both. I was too comfortable on the couch to get myself to go google David in my office. The following morning, the first chance I had in between guitar students, I googled “Mr. Robot TV show”, and whose face do I see appearing in the writing and producer credits?
The happy face of my awesomely fun guitar student David Iserson, who’s been learning guitar with me for about two and half years now.
I knew David was a writer, I just didn’t have a clue he was a writer with that many amazing credits.
This is always so unbelievably much fun when this happens.
I’ve had it happen quite a number of times that I suddenly see the name of one of my students in the ending credits of a movie or TV show.
Only in Los Angeles haha.
Here’s some info on David.
And Here I Thought NOBODY Could Sound like Freddie Mercury
Speaking of Queen, I was absolutely astonished the day I heard Marc Martel cover a Queen song.
Freddie Mercury has always been one of my all-time favorite rock singers. I always felt that everything about Freddie’s artistry, his voice color, his control, and his vocal strength, are unparalleled. So imagine my surprise when I heard Marc sing. I was so utterly surprised, happy, and touched by the striking similarity to Freddie’s voice when I heard Marc sing, that it brought tears to my eyes.
Marc is from Canada. He’s not only an exceptional singer, but he’s also a multi-instrumentalist.
Hear Marc perform “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the following video. It’s absolutely lovely!
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These free lessons are cool, but you will never experience the progress, joy, and results that my students experience in lessons when you’re learning by yourself from blogs and videos.
That is why people take lessons: way better results and progress, much more complete information, exposed to way more creative ideas than you can get from a blog or YouTube video.
There is only so much that self-study can accomplish.
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