Just Chillin Here’s to Music, Runge, Coffee and Chocolate!!!

TM by Ellie Schmidt of Santa Rosa, CA. ~ T

he pleasure I derive from a life-long enjoyment of classical music is hard to

describe to others. All my life I’ve been exposed to hearing clas- sical music, first on the radio and, to my joy, in live performances—at concert halls and opera houses-- as well as in, what is known in Eu- rope as, “haus- musik”—a phrase describing music played by family and friends at home. Lucky me that my family had so many friends and acquain- tances who were active, pro- fessional musicians. Now, how and why should that be of any interest to anyone else? Great question! Te answer, my friends, is

that genuinely in depth scien- tific studies reveal that actual involvement

in music-mak-

ing has a marvelous impact on children, particularly giv- ing them incredibly valuable learning experiences that can be considered a giſt to all


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children in every way. With today’s school emphasis for STEM studies, it is not at all a surprise to those who have enjoyed music stud- ies to read that music s t uden ts have greater math and pattern-rec- og nizin g skills.


other areas of develop-

ment are impacted as well. It’s a delight to men-

tion Santa Rosa has a Santa Rosa Children’s Music Center, an authentic, terrific “Kin- dermusik”

(trans: Children’s

Director. Tey offer the whole curricula, classes from infancy through first grade: Seven years of child and parent and

Music) School at 862 Tird Street Santa Rosa, CA. Can- dace Mackey is the talented

music teachers collaborating to make music a part of their whole lives is available for those who wish to learn together. Can- dace Mackey said no one should hesitate to ask about finan- cial aid. Do arrange a visit to see if it fits your family plans for great and espe- cially rewarding fun: (707) 527-900. Te professional

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musicians we hear today—in every dif- ferent category— are all extremely

talented—and, of course, all beautifully educated in mak- ing music. Just think of: John

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Facts & Trivia # 1

San Francisco Giants pitcher Gaylor Perry once remarked that “they’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.” An hour after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon’s surface in 1969, Perry hit his first, and only, homer.

The Olympic flag’s colors are always red, black, blue, green, and yellow rings on a field of white. This is because at least one of those colors appears on the flag of every nation on the planet.

Dueling is legal is Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors. Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep his head cool. He changed it every two innings.

Every year 56,000,000 people attend major league baseball games.

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