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4 Ways to Accelerate Learning with Music

During this informative webinar, Music Therapist and Beyond the Studio Co-Founder, Adrienne Pringle shares the research behind music and learning and ways to use it with our kids during homework time.


What the heck is a Music Festival?

Written by Cathy Thompson, Co-Founder of Beyond the Studio and Founder of Beyond the Classroom As a parent of a vocal and piano student, I have heard a little about music festivals but I had no idea about the ins and outs until my daughter competed in the recent Peel Music Festival. Adrienne (the director at Beyond the Studio and my daughter’s teacher) had never brought

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Recital Time!!

By Adrienne Pringle, Music Therapist & Music Teacher, Co-Founder of Beyond the Studio March break is over.  Spring has sprung and the taste of summer is just over the horizon.  This is the time of year when we get to showcase what we have been working towards – and young music students are getting their pieces into shape for spring recitals. Recitals are an

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Practice Makes Perfect: 5 Tips for Parents

By Adrienne Pringle, Music Therapist & Music Teacher, Co-Founder of Beyond the Studio I’ve studied music for most of my life and taught singing, piano, guitar, music therapy and music theory for the past 20 years.  What I’ve learned to be true for all students is that there are two important components  to become a better musician – one is talent and the second

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Surviving the Symphony….with Kids!

Written by Cathy Thompson, Co-Founder of Beyond the Studio and Founder of Beyond the Classroom Last year I had the privilege of taking my kids to a fantastic event in Burlington called Symphony on the Bay presents: The Orchestra for Kids! It popped up on my computer screen and I thought it might be a fun way to spend a couple of hours. To be honest,

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Sing it Girls!!

By Adrienne Pringle, Music Therapist & Music Teacher, Co-Founder of Beyond the Studio I used to sing all of the time. When some people say, “all the time”, they really mean some of the time, but I’m confident that my sister would attest to the face that I used to sing ALL of the time. I have a song for everything. A song when

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Why I’m Obsessed with the Violin

By Cathy Thompson, Co-Founder of Beyond the Studio and Founder of Beyond the Classroom No, I’m not actually the one who is going to learn the violin, my daughter will. Or so I think (and secretly wish)! As parents it’s hard sometimes to see our children as independent people who have distinct interests which may or may not coincide with our own. My daughter

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What are your kids doing in their free time? Music is a great option!

By Adrienne Pringle, Music Therapist & Music Teacher, Co-Founder of Beyond the Studio The kids are back to school and parents are back to thinking about all of the activities that help our children grow and learn – both inside and outside of the classroom. Things can get really busy at my house: our daughter loves swimming, singing, soccer – and her latest passion

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Fun & Learning with Music

By Cathy Thompson, Co-Founder of Beyond the Studio and Founder of Beyond the Classroom I remember sitting in Kindergarten class listening to songs being played on the cassette machine for the class to sing and dance to. The songs were upbeat, lively and fun but they had hidden message. Often the songs teachers use in class have a purpose or a way for kids

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Music – The Key to Soothing your Child

Music – The Key to Soothing your Child  By Adrienne Pringle, Music Therapist & Music Teacher, Co-Founder of Beyond the Studio As a mom, music therapist and music teacher, I’ve been really lucky to have experienced first-hand the incredible benefits our children can experience through music. I have a precocious 6-year-old boy who is in constant motion, but when he sits at the piano

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