Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summer Rhythm & African Percussion Classes - Starts Tomorrow!


Rhythm & African Percussion Classes

KIDS: Thursdays: June 1-22 & June 29-July 27
(skip July 6th)

Ages 6-8: 3:00-4:00pm
Ages 9-13: 4:00-5:00pm

ADULTS: Thursdays: June 1-29 & July 13-August 17
(skip August 3rd)

Beginners: 7:00-8:00pm
Intermediate: 8:15-9:15pm

These classes are a fun and easy way to improve one’s rhythmic skills, while fostering a musical ground-work to last a lifetime and build community at the same time. Drums provided!

Classes are held at Mozart, Einstein & Me
620 First Street, Benicia, CA

Call 707-746-7565 for info and to register, or visit www.holisticdrum.com

Sunday, May 28, 2017

2017 Summer Violin Workshop for Kids - Last Day to Sign-Up is Tuesday!


An introductory class for young violinists to group playing. Students will focus on playing with good intonation, rhythm and different bowing techniques. Kids will also develop their ensemble skills, i.e., playing their own parts in harmony with other parts, counting measures, music interpretation, listening skills and communicating with their peers through music.

Ages: 7-12

Prerequisites: Minimum two years of violin lessons. Knowledge of at least two scales, basic rhythms and simple bowing techniques. Please sign-up by contacting the number/email below. Deadline is on May 30th, 2017.

Class size: 6-8 students

Time: Every Tuesdays from 6:45pm to 8:00pm (June 13th - July 25th; no class on July 4th)

Venue: Mozart, Einstein & Me, 620 First Street, Benicia, CA 94510

Instructor: Melissa Atienza

Tuition: $165.00

For more information, please contact Melissa at 415-632-7066 or atienzamelissa@yahoo.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

How Does Your Body Process Medicine? - Céline Valéry


Have you ever wondered what happens to a painkiller, like ibuprofen, after you swallow it? Medicine that slides down your throat can help treat a headache, a sore back, or a throbbing sprained ankle. But how does it get where it needs to go in the first place? Céline Valéry explains how your body processes medicine.

Lesson by Céline Valéry, animation by Daniel Gray.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Summer Rhythm & African Percussion Classes


Rhythm & African Percussion Classes

KIDS: Thursdays: June 1-22 & June 29-July 27
(skip July 6th)

Ages 6-8: 3:00-4:00pm
Ages 9-13: 4:00-5:00pm

ADULTS: Thursdays: June 1-29 & July 13-August 17
(skip August 3rd)

Beginners: 7:00-8:00pm
Intermediate: 8:15-9:15pm

These classes are a fun and easy way to improve one’s rhythmic skills, while fostering a musical ground-work to last a lifetime and build community at the same time. Drums provided!

Classes are held at Mozart, Einstein & Me
620 First Street, Benicia, CA

Call 707-746-7565 for info and to register, or visit www.holisticdrum.com

Friday, May 19, 2017

2017 Summer Violin Workshop for Kids!


An introductory class for young violinists to group playing. Students will focus on playing with good intonation, rhythm and different bowing techniques. Kids will also develop their ensemble skills, i.e., playing their own parts in harmony with other parts, counting measures, music interpretation, listening skills and communicating with their peers through music.

Ages: 7-12

Prerequisites: Minimum two years of violin lessons. Knowledge of at least two scales, basic rhythms and simple bowing techniques. Please sign-up by contacting the number/email below. Deadline is on May 30th, 2017.

Class size: 6-8 students

Time: Every Tuesdays from 6:45pm to 8:00pm (June 13th - July 25th; no class on July 4th)

Venue: Mozart, Einstein & Me, 620 First Street, Benicia, CA 94510

Instructor: Melissa Atienza

Tuition: $165.00

For more information, please contact Melissa at 415-632-7066 or atienzamelissa@yahoo.com

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How the Popsicle Was Invented | Moments of Vision 11 - Jessica Oreck


Each year, approximately 2 billion popsicles are sold worldwide. But where did the idea for this tasty treat come from? In the eleventh installment of our ‘Moments of Vision’ series, Jessica Oreck shares the distracted origins of the popsicle.

Lesson and animation by Jessica Oreck.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Jazz Guitarist Stanley Jordan on Music Therapy Benefits


Jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan tells WSJ's Lee Hawkins about his study of music therapy and how it's used to help people overcome illnesses and chronic conditions. Photo: Stanley Jordan

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

2017 Summer Violin Workshop for Kids!


An introductory class for young violinists to group playing. Students will focus on playing with good intonation, rhythm and different bowing techniques. Kids will also develop their ensemble skills, i.e., playing their own parts in harmony with other parts, counting measures, music interpretation, listening skills and communicating with their peers through music.

Ages: 7-12

Prerequisites: Minimum two years of violin lessons. Knowledge of at least two scales, basic rhythms and simple bowing techniques. Please sign-up by contacting the number/email below. Deadline is on May 30th, 2017.

Class size: 6-8 students

Time: Every Tuesdays from 6:45pm to 8:00pm (June 13th - July 25th; no class on July 4th)

Venue: Mozart, Einstein & Me, 620 First Street, Benicia, CA 94510

Instructor: Melissa Atienza

Tuition: $165.00

For more information, please contact Melissa at 415-632-7066 or atienzamelissa@yahoo.com

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Check Your intuition: The Birthday Problem - David Knuffke


Imagine a group of people. How big do you think the group would have to be before there’s more than a 50% chance that two people in the group have the same birthday? The answer is … probably lower than you think. David Knuffke explains how the birthday problem exposes our often-poor intuition when it comes to probability.

Lesson by David Knuffke, animation by TED-Ed.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Positive Psychological Effects of Music - Benefits of Making and Listening to Music


Learn about the positive benefits of listening to music and the creative psychological effects of creating music in this educational animation. Tons of people listen to hundreds of songs a day for lots of reasons, but this video will break down why we do, and reasons we should keep listening to music. Music has tons of effects on the brain, and a book title “Music and the Mind” is a great resource for more information.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Can You Solve the Pirate Riddle? - Alex Gendler


It’s a good day to be a pirate. Amaro and his four mateys – Bart, Charlotte, Daniel, and Eliza have struck gold – a chest with 100 coins. But now, they must divvy up the booty according to the pirate code — and pirate code is notoriously complicated. Can you help come up with the distribution that Amaro should propose to make sure he lives to tell the tale? Alex Gendler shows how.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Artrake Studio.