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How Your Brain Works

Learning Goals Isn’t it curious (and so very unfortunate) that we all go to school for years and years without ever learning how our brain, the very organ that we are trying to change in the process, works? It is no wonder that piano lessons (and education in general) are often synonymous with drudgery and frustration.

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How Your Brain Works: Habits

Every thought, belief, and action that you repeat over and over turns into a habit… an unconscious, automatic behavior. Habits are stored in long-term memory. Long-term memories can be permanent, so we need to be very careful what we store there. Whether your thoughts, beliefs, and actions are useful or not, you deeply and unconsciously remember what

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How Your Brain Works: The Power of Patterns

Your brain is a natural seeker, recognizer, discriminator, assimilator, interpreter, relater, combiner, connector, and creator of PATTERNS. Your brain loves patterns and hates randomness.  For example: “!nkcsrveeeoo htB” is no fun to read because it’s just an apparent jumble of random symbols with no apparent meaning. “Beethoven rocks!” is fun to read because it contains recognizable

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