Introducing some great resource articles for you and your family!

The Key to Your Child's Heart

You may have heard that the best gift a father can give his children is to love their mother. He may be crazy about his kids, but the best way to show it is actually putting the needs of his wife above them. This is true for a variety of reasons.

While visiting a friend in Sacramento recently, I stayed in the home of Lorraine Loria, children's author and ministry director. I always find helpful literature on her crowded bookshelf and picked up this old classic by well known author and counselor, Gary Smalley. What a breath of fresh air!

I found it to be relevant, stirring, convicting and inspiring all at the same time.

Teachers confirm that it can take a long time to help a student "recover" from taking an extended break and get back on track, but we understand that sometimes because of summer vacations a break is necessary. We have compiled this list of websites for students who have to take a break but who would like to continue music exploration and learning at home. We look forward to your return!Young girl uses computer

Several Symphony Websites have kids' sections that are really fun to explore! See below:

Letter from a Grateful Parent
In 2011, this parent and her daughter enjoyed ten different faculty & staff.

Just wanted to take this opportunity to express how grateful I am that my daughter is a student of The Music Place. You are an admirable person and I thank you for leading this wonderful organization. Since we met you last year, my daughter has participated in several different classes and summer camps -- EMA classes with Ms. Pam, Pre-ballet and Pre-tap classes with Ms. Sarah, All Arts classes with Ms. Valery, "God's Beautiful Princesses" and "Move and Groove" summer camps with Ms. Amanda, "Peter and the Wolf" Summer camp with Ms. Patricia and finally the "W.A.K.E." camp that you are yourself a part of. The first teacher we were introduced to was Ms. Pam and I then thought that Ms. Janice and Ms. Pam were the only beautiful people in the whole world.

Surprising Research helps students through nutrition

I recently attended one of the most eye-opening seminars of my educational career. A local organization of parents, whose children have struggled with behavioral and learning challenges, "A Few Steps Ahead" sponsored this wonderful event.

AudienceThe entertaining and yet well-informed speaker was Mrs. Diane Croft, from the Colorado Springs area. She holds both a BA and an MA in Special Education as well as a certification in Nutritional Therapy.

In addition to well-developed material on the re-patterning of damaged or "broken" synapses in the brain, Mrs. Croft shared some tools to establish the mid-line for cross- dominant children.


Here are several articles to help you with your child's practice.