Interview excerpt with Jazz guitarist Mike Stern about practicing/learning guitar and music:

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Benefits of Music Making

(from  National Association of Musical Merchants/NAMM)

Who knew music was more than fun…it’s healthy!

Making music is beneficial to people of all ages. It positively affects children in their development of cognitive skills; teens by building confidence and connecting them socially; adults through reducing stress; and seniors by “exercising” the brain.

Strumming the guitar or playing the piano is not only cool; it also:

* builds confidence
* creates social connections / bonds
* inspires creativity
* increases productivity

Plus, everyone knows music is fun and provides entertainment and enjoyment, but not all know that music making has been scientifically proven to:

* exercise the brain
* fight memory loss
* reduce stress
* lower blood pressure
* stave off depression
* enhance cognitive development in children

It's never too late to pick up an instrument and learn how music making can be an integral part of maintaining a healthy mind and body. And, don’t forget, making music inspires a passion that can last a lifetime!

5 Reasons to Play a Musical Instrument

1. Playing a Musical Instrument Makes you Smarter

2. It Teaches Discipline

3. Playing a Musical Instrument Relieves Stress

4. Sense of Achievement

5. Playing a Musical Instrument is Fun


**Guitar Lessons - Music Lesssons/Tutoring/Computer Recording

* All ages
* In your home- Rockland County(Stony Point,Nanuet,Nyack etc), Orange county(Cornwall,Washingtonville,Monroe and south) and parts of Weschester
* Pop *Rock *Blues *Jazz
* Music Theory *Harmony * Reading/Sightreading *Rock & Jazz Improv *Ear training
* Computer Recording - GargeBand, Logic, Guitar Rig, Sibelius
* Midi Guitar

I am patient, flexible and enjoy teaching.

You can email me or call me for more information. 845-709-5930.