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Join LOLA at 4th Tap!

ACMS voice faculty and LOLA founder, Liz Cass joins Austin Chamber Music Center faculty and Austin celebrity Peter Stopschinski on Thursday, June 30th to kick off a new monthly concert series at local brewery 4th Tap! [more information] From Austin360’s

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Armstrong and SafePlace

Early Childhood music education for mothers and their children is at the heart of what we bring to SafePlace, central Texas’ foremost domestic abuse shelter. Our focus is on the therapeutic nature of music as a healing force. These interactive

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Kashmir … What?!?

Didn’t get enough of “Whole Lotta Love” on the dulcimer? Well our fabulous Liz Cass found this version of “Kashmir” as performed by a non-profit percussion ensemble!

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Singing Makes You Happy!

Or at least it helps reduce stress. Two articles from 2013 recently crossed our Facebook page and we felt compelled to share – in the name of music! From Time: Singing Changes Your Brain From Slate: Ode to Joy. Join

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More than melody, benefits of a musical education

We found yet another article highlighting the effects of music education on our youth! This article from AustinFamily.com features a variety of suggestions on how to involve your children in music. Music: it’s just good for you! [ full article

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New Evidence of Mental Benefits From Music Training

Harvard-based researchers find a link between early musical training and cognitive capacities that allow for planned, controlled behavior. [ full article ]

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Led Zeppelin “Whole Lotta Love” on the dulcimer? What?

Sam Edelston tackles the Zeppelin classic “Whole Lotta Love” on a 3-string electric mountain dulcimer. Click the “about” if you’re interested in finding out more about his set-up.

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Veterans’ Guitar Project

The Veterans’ Guitar Project will resumes Sunday, April 6th. For more information, to get involved, or to make a donation, please see our page here.

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Salon Concerts Lunch-Hour Concert at Armstrong!

The Salon Concerts lunch-hour series returns to Armstrong on Tuesday, April 15th at noon. Elisabeth Kufferath (violin, viola) and Stephen Perry (piano) perform. This event is free of charge.

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New York Times: Long-Term Benefits of Music Lessons

The New York Times has an interesting article on the Long-Term Benefits of Music Lessons

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