Yamaha Upright Model M2F 42″ Walnut 1977

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Excellent condition Yamaha upright model M2F 42″ tall. Made in Japan in 1977. Low mileage, one owner, served primarily as a funriture piece. Very quick, even, responsive action. Pretty walnut grain. Piano very clean insdie and out. Warranty. Delivery local, tri-state area only. Questions? Call Sonny 631-475-8046 or e-mail sonny or see a VIDEO of this piano at Sonny’s website http://sonnyspianotv.com/piano-gallery/951/yamaha-upright-model-m2f-42-walnut-1977-1900

Ebony Gloss Schumann Baby Grand Piano Made by Samick Excellent Inside & Out FOR SALE NOW $3950

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Great sounding Schumann Ebony Gloss 5′ Baby Grand piano. Piano made by Samick in 1984. Low mileage, served as a furniture piece, great tone and action response. Schumanns were the first Samick Pianos to come into the USA and were distributed and upgraded by Joe Rosen’s Family Melody Music Stores in Patchogue NY during the 1980’s. Joe had retired Steinway technicians work on and suggest improvements and thus a redesign for these pianos and they just kept getting better and better. Perfect candidate for a player system installation. Free LI/NYC delivery. Only $475. most else continental USA. Call or e-mail for further information 631 475-8046 sonny or see more of this piano at Sonny’s website http://sonnyspianotv.com/piano-gallery/688/ebony-gloss-schumann-baby-grand-piano-made-by-samick-excellent-in-out-4500

Yamaha U1 1999 Mint, Pristine, Like New, Gloss Beautiful Exotic “Sapele” Mahogany FOR SALE NOW $5,500

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Yamaha U1 Professional Upright Piano, 48″ exotic, high gloss,”Sapele” mahogany polish. Like New Condition, Crisp Clear Sound. Beautiful grain, rich sounding, lightly used, Features include slow closing fallboard and muffler for quiet playing and a dampp chaser to control humidity. Free LI/NYC delivery. Tri-state delivery only call for price quote. Warranty. Questions Call Sonny at 631 475-8046 or info@sonnyspianos.com

New Studies Prove Music Better Than Computers at Increasing Early Childhood Development

Neurological Research Publishes New Study Which Suggests That Music Beats Computers at Enhancing Early Childhood Development

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 28, 1997 — A research team exploring the link between music and intelligence reports that music training — specifically piano instruction — is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children’s abstract reasoning skills necessary for learning math and science.

The new findings, published in the February 1997 issue of Neurological Research, are the result of a two-year experiment with preschoolers, led by psychologist Dr. Frances Rauscher of the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and physicist Dr. Gordon Shaw of the University of California at Irvine. As a follow-up to their groundbreaking studies indicating how music can enhance spatial-reasoning ability, the researchers set out to compare the effects of musical and non-musical training on intellectual development.

The experiment included three groups of preschoolers: one group received private piano/keyboard lessons and singing lessons; a second group received private computer lessons; and a third group received no training. Those children who received piano/keyboard training performed 34% higher on tests measuring spatial-temporal ability than the others. These findings indicate that music uniquely enhances higher brain functions required for mathematics, chess, science and engineering.

The implications of this and future studies can change the way educators view the core school curricula, particularly since music-making nurtures the intellect and produces long-term improvements. “It has been clearly documented that young students have difficulty understanding the concepts of proportion (heavily used in math and science) and that no successful program has been developed to teach these concepts in the school system,” stated Dr. Rauscher. “The high proportion of children who evidenced dramatic improvement in spatialtemporal reasoning as a result of music training should be of great interest to scientists and educators,” added Dr. Shaw.

Results Reinforce Causal Link Between Music and Intelligence

The research is based on some remarkable studies that have recently begun pouring out of neuroscience laboratories throughout the country. These studies show that early experiences determine which brain cells (neurons) will connect with other brain cells, and which ones will die away. Because neural connections are responsible for all types of intelligence, a child’s brain develops to its full potential only with exposure to the necessary enriching experiences in early childhood. What Drs. Rauscher and Shaw have emphasized has been the causal relationship between early music training and the development of the neural circuitry that governs spatial intelligence. Their studies indicate that music training generates the neural connections used for abstract reasoning, including those necessary for understanding mathematical concepts.

Specifically, earlier studies led by Drs. Rauscher and Shaw reported a causal relationship between music training and spatial-temporal ability enhancement in preschoolers (1994), and among college students who simply listened to a Mozart sonata (1993, 1995). References to these and other findings related to music research conducted worldwide are available at the Music and Science Information Computer Archive (MuSICA) at the University of California, Irvine. For more information and interviews please contact Penny Zokaie, 914-241-9112 or Bob Morrison, 703-648-9440, or access MuSICA on the World Wide Web (http://www.musica.uci.edu).

Copies of the published Neurological Research article, entitled “Music Training Causes Long-Term Enhancement of Preschool Children’s Spatial-Temporal Reasoning” (Forefront Publishing, (C) 1997), may be obtained by contacting Mary Rawlins at Forefront Publishing Group, 5 River Road, Suite 113, Wilton, CT, 06897 (Phone: 203-834-0631 Fax: 203-834-0940). For additional information, visit the American Music Conference web site at http://www.amcmusic.com.

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Luxury Art Case King Louis XV Steinway Walnut Model M Grand Piano FOR SALE NOW $32,500

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Elegant, luxurious, art case Steinway M King Louis XV style, hand carved legs, decorative music desk and pedal lyre, beveled lid, beautiful walnut grain and matching bench. Made in 1961, one family owners, lightly played. action just vocied and regulated, our furniture people went over the case and gave it a “French Polis” (multiple coats of hand applied padding lacquer to even out the sheen and bring out the grain). Looks and plays great. Warranty. Nationwide & Worldwide shipping. Questions? Call Sonny 631 475-8046 or e-mail at sonny@sonnyspianos.comElegant, luxurious, art case Steinway M King Louis XV style, hand carved legs, decorative music desk and pedal lyre, beveled lid, beautiful walnut grain and matching bench. Made in 1961, one family owners, lightly played. action just vocied and regulated, our furniture people went over the case and gave it a “French Polis” (multiple coats of hand applied padding lacquer to even out the sheen and bring out the grain). Looks and plays great. Warranty. Nationwide & Worldwide shipping. Questions? Call Sonny 631 475-8046 or e-mail at sonny