“Hearing Too Much in a Noisy World: Even ordinary levels of background din can drown out the meaning our brains seek from sound.” From an op-ed by Nina Kraus in the Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Nina Kraus, Professor of Audiology at Northwestern University, has dedicated her research life to understanding the power of sound, and how sound is processed in the brain.
“Nina Kraus is a brilliant communicator in her explorations of music and the brain. Of Sound Mind is an engaging and entertaining read. With lively analogies and diagrams, the book is accessible for those just getting their ‘ears’ wet, but has much to offer for musicians and researchers as well.” Renée Fleming, world renowned Soprano and arts and health advocate.
Pakachoag is now using an online registration system that ties directly to our internal database.
If you are using a payment plan, you will need to log in to check dollars coming due. We’ve included some notes below to help explain the process.Move to Registration-Account Portal
We no longer send out invoices prior to payment due dates, but will send a reminder to log in.
Here are the steps to retrieve your payment due information. Please note that accounts are tied to the PRIMARY (usually the primary parent or adult student) e-mail in our system.
If you are unable to access a computer for log-in on a permanent basis, please let us know and we’ll assist.
Please log in no sooner than one month prior to due date (this ensures any prior payments have been processed).
Hello Parents and Students (adults too!),
You’re Invited to Take the Challenge
For our third year, we invite all of our students – new and returning – to take part in our Private Lesson Big Ear Challenge.
The goal of the challenge is to listen to music every day. Surrounding our children (and adult students too) with beautiful music will inspire them (or you) and gives everyone a goal to work toward.
How to Participate:
AND Look for: “Big Ear Challenge”
-A new music clip will be posted at the beginning of each week of the challenge, starting the week of September 12th. The challenge will run from September 15-October 15.
*The challenge will run from Sept 15-Oct 15, but we encourage you to begin listening now, and keep listening after!
Download Sept calendar here: sept-2016-calendar
Download Oct calendar here: oct-2016-calendar
Ideas: Listen to music every day!
There are many ways to listen. Include them all in your routine.
Passive Listening: Play the recording of the pieces that your child is working on every day. Put it on in the car, during a meal or during playtime. You will be amazed at how much will be absorbed.
Active Listening: Listen and note specific details about the music.
Inspirational Listening: Listen to music of different styles played by the world’s great musicians to inspire yourself and your child.
Just for Fun: Stories about music and composers are enjoyable and provide valuable information.