© 1995 Julie Tompkins-Wagner

February 8, 2016

I am often asked this question. There is no right answer as each and every child is a unique individual and, particularly at younger ages, children’s development can vary widely. However I can offer some guidelines which may help parents to understand if and when their...

February 7, 2016

 As a performing arts educator, I am often putting my students on stage in all kinds of settings. I believe that this is a crucial part of their overall education and preparation for life. From the earliest years, encouraging your child to step up, prepare and deliver...

August 24, 2015

Today, where there is such a focus on technology, science and other “hard-core” academic subjects and the emphasis is so much on test results rather than on how one arrives at those results, I believe that it is time to take another look at the benefits of Music in edu...

August 21, 2015

This year I took on a new role in education. In addition to working with children, teenagers and young adults, I have entered into the world of parents. Obviously, I have always worked closely with parents as I offered advice and guidance on so many things pertaining t...

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