Category: Music

Carin Maxey What Playing The Piano Teaches You About Discipline

What Playing the Piano Teaches You About Discipline

Since kindergarten, the piano has played an integral role in my life. Waking up at 5:00 a.m. every morning to practice the piano not only requires dedication, but passion. On Sundays, I often play as a substitute pianist for local churches and take pride in sharing my passion with the local community. Over the years, […]

Carin Maxey Art Music Higher Education

Arts & Music in Higher Education

It is no secret that the arts and music elements of education are the first to be cut. Dating back decades, the struggle to maintain funding for arts education has been an ongoing one. As printed in the NY Times article in 1993, educators and artists have long argued that students without art are as […]

Carin Maxey - Music For Your Brain

Give Your Brain A Workout… With Music

Do you want to exercise your brain, but hate mathematics and puzzles? Try music! Researchers at premier institutions like Johns-Hopkins and Ashford University are paying attention the effect music has on our brains, and their findings are worth noting. They posit that music is mathematical, although we don’t realize that when we are listening to […]

How to Learn a New Song on the Piano Quickly

Anything that we learn takes time, energy, practice, and dedication. Learning something as complex as playing an instrument can take far more energy and training than other things, but I think we can all agree it’s well worth it. Once you’ve learned how to play the instrument, you get to move on to playing different […]

Carin Maxey Learn to Play Piano

Learn to Play the Piano

Playing the piano is one of the greatest joys of my life. Many Sundays out of the year, I play for different churches in the area when their regular pianist is away. It’s one of my favorite hobbies, and there are so many reasons why. Here are just a few if you’re looking for that […]

Carin Maxey Tips for Pianists

Tips for Pianists

As many of my friends and family know, I love to play the piano. On Sunday’s, I’m often called in to local churches to play for their worship team if their regular pianist is unavailable. I don’t do this for money, I do it for the joy of giving back to my community. There are […]

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