5 Inspirational Ted Talks That Will Change How You Think About Music


Nearly everyone has their favorite list of TED talks, the incredibly popular platform devoted to spreading great ideas. With over 1900 videos available at TED.com, with topics that span the spectrum from art to media to social change, it can be challenging to sort through it all.  

Jim Keenan

February 5, 2016

Introducing: Your Weekly Playlist Fix

I don't know about you guys - but once the holidays are over, I need a major music pick-me-up. Something to carry me through the chilly, gray weather that tends to last much longer than it's welcome. 

Lindsay Byrne

January 25, 2016

How Music Lessons Can Support Different Learning Styles

As many educators and parents in progressive education circles know, everyone learns differently! Rather than taking a 'one size fits all' approach, skilled music instructors understand that each student has a specific learning 'intelligence,' or modality.  

Stephanie Morey-Barry

January 18, 2016


I was recently invited to join Reach 4 Real program director, Kelly Surette, and assistant director, Nicole Berke, on a visit to the Berkshire Hills Music Academy. This remarkable school delivers post-secondary music-infused, college-like transition and graduate programs for young adults with intellectual disabilities.

Thomas Byrne

December 17, 2015

Musical Theater: 10 Ways To Nail Your Next Audition

Nobody really likes it.  Standing in a room competing with your peers for that coveted role in your school play or local theatre is never fun.  But sadly, it’s a reality for those of us who love the craft!  Here are some tips to ace your next audition.

Stephanie Morey-Barry

October 22, 2015

Music Lessons: In-Home vs. Music School

At first blush, in-home lessons may seem a convenient way to expose your child to music lessons.  What could be easier than having a music teacher come to you?  But most people don't realize there are pitfalls associated with in-home lessons that can lead students to quit, thus missing out on a lifetime of playing and creating music.

Thomas Byrne

October 9, 2015

Musical Activism

My student Corina and I had been trying to decide what she was going to sing for her school talent show, and if she was going to sing at all.  When we ultimately couldn’t reach a final decision, Corina finally broke down and told me the truth about her hesitations: she had been bullied.

Kelly Surette

May 18, 2015

Music Lessons Helps Stem The "Summer Slide"

There have been several studies conducted in recent years concerning the phenomenon of the summer slide for students. Research and data show that students can slip behind more than two months in their educational development during summer vacation. When they return in the fall teachers are faced with students who may have regressed to where they were earlier the previous spring.

Andrew Clark

May 15, 2015

Real School Andover Welcomes Boston Music Center

ANDOVER, MA - May 2015 - The Real School of Music LLC has announced that Boston Music Center of Andover MA has merged operations with Real School’s Andover location, effective April 27, 2015.

April Holland

April 30, 2015


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