Monday, September 28, 2015

Making Sure Young Brains Get The Benefits Of Music Training



The percentage of students receiving music education has been in decline for decades. The Harmony Project, a music program for inner city kids in Los Angeles partners with a neurobiologist to study the impact of music training on the learning skills of poor children.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Mysteries of Vernacular: Ukulele - Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel



When 19th century Portuguese travelers landed in Hawaii with a small four-stringed guitar, a member of the king's court, nicknamed Jumping Flea, or ukulele in Hawaiian, took to the instrument. Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel explain how an affinity for the ukulele gave the instrument its name.

Lesson by Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel, animation by Jessica Oreck.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Stan and Marianne Houston at the Annual Arts Benicia Art Auction & Gala



Stan and Marianne attended the Annual Arts Benicia Art Auction & Gala at the Clocktower. They donated a Treasure Chest filled with games, toys and a ukulele complete with free lessons from Mozart, Einstein & Me (previously ABC Music), raising $200 for Arts Benicia. They had lots of fun mingling with artists and the community!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Mathematical Secrets of Pascal’s Triangle - Wajdi Mohamed Ratemi



Pascal’s triangle, which at first may just look like a neatly arranged stack of numbers, is actually a mathematical treasure trove. But what about it has so intrigued mathematicians the world over? Wajdi Mohamed Ratemi shows how Pascal's triangle is full of patterns and secrets.

Lesson by Wajdi Mohamed Ratemi , animation by Henrik Malmgren.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Power of Music | Umi Garrett | TEDxOrangeCoast



This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Umi says: "– "The power of music is that music is more beautiful if it is played for someone rather than yourself." In a mix of talk and performance, Umi showcases skillfully and beautifully a little part of her immense talent.

Hailed by The Huffington Post as “a budding musical genius,” 13-year-old American pianist Umi Garrett is gaining acclaim from all over the world for her exquisite musicality, emotional and mature sound, flawless technique and virtuosity, and gracious stage presence filled with poise and charm.

Of her performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Winnipeg Symphony, the Winnipeg Free Press wrote “In addition to displaying bravura technique, the young soloist also possesses an extraordinary musicality.” Umi’s performance with the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra was praised by the Crescenta Valley Weekly: “Garrett is the real thing.”

A winner of the First Prize at the 13th Osaka International Music Competition in Japan, the Chopin International Competition Chopin Plus in Budapest, Hungary, and the Grand Prix award at the Chopin International Competition in Hartford, Connecticut, Umi was recently granted a prestigious title of the Young Steinway Artist. Umi is studying piano with Professor John Perry and Mrs. Mina Perry

Sunday, September 13, 2015

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Music



# 10 Amazing Health Benefits of Music :
Music has been an integral part of human civilization for over 55,000 years and continues to be an important aspect of almost every culture on Earth. It’s so dominant that for many people, their life would be empty without their melodies. At the most basic level, music is just a series of sounds. But research has found it’s much more profound than us hearing noise. Music can have some amazing effects on both your mind and your body.

10. It Reduces Stress
9. It Helps With Depression
8. It Helps People Sleep
7. It Helps with the Vascular Health
6. It Helps With Diet and Exercise
5. It Helps With Stroke Victims
4. It Aids in the Development of Children
3. It Keeps Your Mind Sharp
2. It Reduces Pain
1. It Improves Immune System

Source Staff : toptenz

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Can You Solve the Bridge Riddle? - Alex Gendler



Taking that internship in a remote mountain lab might not have been the best idea. Pulling that lever with the skull symbol just to see what it did probably wasn’t so smart either. But now is not the time for regrets because you need to get away from these mutant zombies...fast. Can you use math to get you and your friends over the bridge before the zombies arrive? Alex Gendler shows how.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Artrake Studio.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Health Benefits of Music



Want to do something good for yourself? Turn on some music! Research has shown that listening to music can improve your health by lowering your blood pressure, stimulating your brainwaves, and improving your concentration. Studies even reveal that listening to classical music before an SAT test may result in a higher score.

Friday, September 4, 2015

How Batteries Work - Adam Jacobson



Batteries are a triumph of science—they allow smartphones and other technologies to exist without anchoring us to an infernal tangle of power cables. Yet even the best batteries will diminish daily, slowly losing capacity until they finally die. Why does this happen, and how do our batteries even store so much charge in the first place? Adam Jacobson gives the basics on batteries.

Lesson by Adam Jacobson, animation by FOX Animation Domination High-Def.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Snap Circuits® Available at Mozart, Einstein and Me!



What is Snap Circuits? How does it work? Elenco®'s Snap Circuits® makes learning electronics easy and fun! Just follow the colorful pictures in our manual and build exciting projects such as FM radios; digital voice recorders; AM radios; burglar alarms; doorbells and much more!