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Join violinist and educator Jennifer Wade for her weekly show exploring the particular challenges and rewards of private music instruction in young children. Each show is dedicated to exploring one particular aspect of instruction, such as how to motivate children to practice, the pros and cons of learning to read music versus playing by ear, and exciting new developments in the neuroscience of musical brains. Callers with questions for our host or featured guests are welcome to participate in the second portion of the program.

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Follow up on a number of past broadcast topics as Jennifer responds to listener comments and questions. Topics include further exploration of Nature vs. Nurture from a neurological perspective, the changing face of classical music in this... more

Tune in for the second of a two-part series talking with representatives from the several of the nation's diverse summer music camps and festivals, including....

Tune in for this informative hour talking with representatives from the regions summer music camps, including....

What defines success in the music teacher's studio? Is it enough for parents to want their children to play the right notes to whatever tune they are learning? When do the notes on a page become music? Is technique overrated? Join host... more

What defines success in the music teacher's studio? Is it enough for parents to want their children to play the right notes to whatever tune they are learning? When do the notes on a page become music? Is technique overrated? Join host... more

Join host Jennifer Wade in a full hour discussion of everything practice related, including how long/often to practice, efficiency, repetition, motivation, and how to set achievable goals. Featured guest, Dr. David Sternbach,... more

Is musical talent something one has to be born with, or, can talent be carefully constructed and developed into a high form of artistic expression? Join host Jennifer Wade for a one hour discussion of what "talent" is, where it comes... more

Tune in for insider advice on how to get your child started in music lessons. Host and music educator, Jennifer Wade will discuss the big ticket items like how to know your child is old enough for lessons, how to choose the right instrument,... more

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