Archive | July, 2011

The Song Birds Saved The Crab Apple Tree

By Mark T. Burke Today, I’ll tell you a story.  This is a bit of a style shift for me.  But, there’s been something happening in my back yard over the last few months that I feel has a great message; a message with significance in the world of music education. The Song Birds Saved […]

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Learning Variation and Immersion

By Mark T. Burke When I think back to my high school days, one particular class comes to mind, Physics.  I loved Physics class.  Each day we learned something new, in a new way.  We would infrequently just sit at our desks and listen to lectures.  Most often, we sat or stood at our lab […]

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MMA and Music

By Mark T. Burke A few days ago, while watching our local news (WNEP), I saw a segment on MMA in our area.  Not familiar with MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)?  There are two sides to MMA, the bouts we see on TV and the training side (for individuals and families).  Certainly, we all know the […]

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Working CREATIVE: The Value of Music Education

By Mark T. Burke I am feeling creative today. Over the last few years, I’ve learned to pay attention to how the creative process affects me.  Some time ago, I listened to this great podcast (Accidental Creative Podcast with author Stephen Pressfield, author of several novels including The Legend of Bagger Vance). He briefly shares […]

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