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  Santa Cruz Parent Santa Cruz County
Music is Everywhere!
July 22, 2010
Music, the Sounds that Join Us
A Peek into Bach Academy
Music for Babies and their Parents
Getting rid of, the lime green sequel
This Week
Teen Battle of the Bands
How music rewires the brain
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  Music, the Sounds that Join Us

(Icons/Graphics) Music_GClef.jpgMusic permeates our lives. We listen in our homes, turn on the radio while driving, go to concerts, plug ipods into our ears, visit local music scenes.  We have Bach, jazz, reggae, bluegrass and cowboy poetry and music festivals. This Sunday there is the Teen Battle of the Bands at Central Library.  All summer long we can go to free concerts with famous rock groups at the Beach Boardwalk.

Some of us are talented and make music with voices and/or instruments.   Local musicians share their music with us on Pacific Avenue (drumming with Jim Greiner for Jacob's Heart this Saturday), in parks (Bluegrass in Ocean View Park) and at beaches (Ukelele Club at the bandstand at Capitola Beach). Saturday the Banana Slugs will celebrate Urban Birds in two free concerts.

For our children we have many talented music teachers, music camps, music-drama camps, choral groups and more.  See our Classes or Camps.  Runners and walkers in Sunday's Wharf to Wharf will be entertained along the way by musicians.

Everywhere music!  Enjoy, Parmalee

  A Peek into Bach Academy

"...we immerse the students for a week ... in all things Bach and Baroque. This includes choral singing, playing Orff instruments and the harpsichord, Baroque dancing, writing and performing plays based on Bach's life and times, and speaking common German phrases.

Students also see movies and slide shows about Bach, take a field trip to the Carmel Bach Festival, hear guest musicians and also perform for each other. Bach himself (a local musician in costume) attends for a day or two to oversee the festivities! The week ends with a "performance" by the students, dressed in full costume, for their families and friends.

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"I think that Bach's music is important because it is good for the soul and I think Bach's music touches every soul that hears it." Amanda, age 11

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"My favorite highlights were the singing and the tour of Sunset Center. I wish the Bach Academy was every day of the year!" Oliver, age 10

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My favorite activity was playing the Orff Instruments. It was great to make music with other kids!!!" Derek, age 10

  Music for Babies and their Parents

Babies clapping, jumping, dancing, singing, twirling, some being rocked in their parents' arms to the sound of special songs with Joya --that's the scene several times a week. Joya believes music fills the soul and is one of the foundations for growing into grounded, joyful human beings. When you first meet Joya, she is petite and demure, but put a guitar into her arms and out comes a big lyrical voice that draws parents and babies into an hour of musical delight. She chooses to work with babies and their parents. This particular is the third of a trio of CD's and music songbook from which musicians and parents can build their own Mothersong groups at home or as a small business.  Visit Mothersong.

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Win Joya's newest CD, Smiling Hearts 

Smiling Hearts Songs

I Will Be Gentle - Come Come Whoever You Are - Breathing In - I Am Creative - Ancestors - Follow the Motion - Plant Rap - Moontime - My Grateful Heart - Joy Joy Joy - None is Greater - Mojubai - Simply Trust - Navajo Prayer - Humble - Don't Give Up - Do You Wanna - Rocking Chair - Di Si Ni Senang - Celebremos - All That We Do Now - Ring Out Sing Out - Shine Shine Shine - Don't Miss This - Starlace - Collage

free download

  Getting rid of, the lime green sequel
 (Site Photos) SukiRedHead_138.jpg We knew we had a mold problem. Everyone who lives under redwood trees has a mold problem. At least it was better than when we moved in, and you could smell it on everything. Then, we replaced the heavy, soggy curtains with blinds, got rid of the mildewed wool carpeting, and lined the entire crawl space with heavy plastic.

But still, we had a mold problem. Years came and went, and shoes we didn't wear would start to fuzz. We'd say, boy, we really should deal with that mold problem.


Back when no one yet knew what green would mean!

Then came the Summer of Getting Rid Of (which follows the Winter of Getting Rid Of). continued>>>>

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Suki/Siouxsie in her lime green skirt when no one yet knew what "green" would mean!

  This Week

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New sessions and new summer camps are beginning every week.  Check the Camp Calendar for new ideas!

Many more events are on our Annual Calendar.

Find everything with our Easy Search drop down menu on the upper right of the homepage!

 

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Susan Parrish

Parrish Piano Studio

 

Teaching Musical Joy and Mastery to Students for over 30 Years

Please visit my website and give me a call to explore your options.

 

(831) 438-8081
4637 Scotts Valley Drive, #B2
Scotts Valley

For children

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Toddler & Parent
Playdate with Horses


Tuesday or Thursday 10:30am


Groom, ride, pet horses with early luncheon so parents can meet new friends and share common interests.


$75.00 includes lunch
Call Sherrie 761-8150

Black Rails Equestrian

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Join us

Saturday, July 31 

8am - 2pm
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Come on by the warehouse
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Expand Your Child's Purpose!


Week Long Day Camps

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Easy & Unique
Barbecuing!

 

Summertime Herbed Prawn and Vegetable Grilling Pockets with Seasoned Rice Pilaf and Organic Spring Mix

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Our large prawns are infused with our special herb butter and steam in our foil pockets with fresh seasonal vegetables. A special and fun dinner to cook for the summer!

 

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 Teen Battle of the Bands

(Event Calendar Logos) Battleofthebands.jpgWe rocked it so hard last year, we are coming back for more! Yes, that's right, the 2nd Annual Santa Cruz Public Library Teen Battle Of The Bands is on for 2010. This year we are going BIGGER and rocking HARDER!!!!!!

Join us for an afternoon of music and fun as the next generation of young musicians takes to the stage. As always, this FREE, family friendly concert will definitely be rockin'. So come cheer on the bands as they "battle it out" for their choice of top prizes that have been donated by our awesome sponsors.

Audience members will also have the chance to win some fantastic prizes in our free raffle drawing.

The Battle of the Bands concert is an outdoor event, so remember to bring along your sunscreen and folding chairs. Don't miss this opportunity to rock out with your favorite librarians and help support the future of the Santa Cruz music scene.

So come on down and get a library card, check out a book, and get ready to feel the power of rock n' roll !

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The Gilroy Garlic Festival
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  The Gilroy Garlic Festival
Gilroy Garlic Festival
Date: Every day (Jul 27-Jul 29)
Ages: All
Details: "Ultimate Summer Food Fair"; three d9ys of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, live entertainment and
Special Instructions: Santa Teresa Blvd & Club Dr
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Tanbark Loop Interpretive Hikes
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State Park Big Basin
Date: Every Fri (Aug 10-Aug 24) at 10:00am
Details: Tanbark Loop Interpretive Hikes-Friday, August 10 and Friday, August
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Wharf to Wharf
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Date: 07/22/2018 at 8:30am
Details: A scenic six-mile race with 35 or more live bands and throngs of festive spectators along the route.
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Mothersong, A MultiCultural Singalong
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Date: Every Wed and Th from 9:15am to 11:30am
Ages: Newborn - Preschool (Parents to
Details: Singalong for moms, dads grandparents and babies 0-3
Special Instructions: Two Sessions: 9:15am & 10:30am
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  How music rewires the brain

Thank you to Susan Parrish, Parrish Piano, for leading us to this article.

Evidence continues to grow that musical training may not only serve as a powerful tool for treating mental illnesses but may also rewire the brain to be more nimble at learning math and other subjects.

This ability to alter brain connections was the focus of a recent "Music and the Brain" lecture at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Gottfried Schlaug, an associate professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, outlined three lines of neurological research into musical experience and explained why scientists are optimistic about its potential for education and rehabilitation.

"Music making engages quite a lot of real estate in the brain," he said. "We wanted to know if everyone has the potential to become an accomplished musician, or if [musicians] start off with an atypical brain."

In adults, for instance, he said, musicians with a long history of practice tend to have bigger corpus callosa-the bundles of fibers that connect the right and left halves of the brain-as well as enhanced motor and auditory processing areas than do non-musicians. Many of these changes were specific to the primary type of instrument used by a musician. But everyone seems able to benefit: Adult non-musicians who took a crash course in piano showed changes in their sequencing, musical and math abilities even after just two weeks. continued >>>>

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