I have included some internet resources that I have found helpful during my musical adventures.  Please let me know if you have any to add.

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Benefits of Music

Articles that detail the benefits of playing an instrument.


Composing

- Finale Notation Software:  There are several versions of this software, including a free software called Finale Notepad that you can download to write your own music.

- Manuscript Paper:  This has a variety of manuscript paper with different sized staves. Free to print!


Kids

Kidzone:  An interactive site where kids (and adults) can learn about instruments,

  composers, and more.  This site was developed by the New York Philharmonic.


Piano

- History of the Pianoforte

- Music Teachers Association of California:  This website details programs provided by this wonderful organization and includes a search page if you are looking for a music teacher.  

- Suzuki Association of the Americas


'Ukulele

- Daniel Ho:  6-time Grammy winner and talented 'ukulele player, composer, pianist, and bassist.  Is there anything this man cannot do?

Kimo Hussey:  a.k.a. 'Ukulele Jedi, Hawai'i's treasure, and my mentor

Ukulele in the Classroom:  James Hill's 'ukulele curriculum


Beyond Music

- Greater Good Science Center:  This organization at the UC Berkeley "studies psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

- Harper For Kids:  This youth character program is based on UCLA Coach John Wooden's Pyramid of Success.  Their mission is to teach kids how to achieve their personal best in life.  In the spring of 2014, all of my students made posters of the Pyramid of Success with personal anecdotes and ideas for each block of the pyramid.

- Parenting:  This page contains useful resources such as articles, books, and websites.

- Homeschooling:  This is the list of resources I use to homeschool my daughter.

Resources

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