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Adeline C. Erwin’s Story

“Music saved my mother’s life,” Judy Neville, Gratz Opus 118 Music & Dance founder said. Adeline Erwin, Judy’s mother, was an African American school girl in the 1930’s. She felt like she didn’t belong. In those days, elementary schools were segregated, but high school was not. Adeline felt awkward walking the halls of her Topeka Kansas, […]
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Why Music is Important in a Child’s Life

Music is important in a child’s development. It is so important that some parents even expose music to their babies in utero. But why? What is it about music that is so important to a child’s life? Creativity: Music inspires creativity within a child. When a child listens to music, they dance and sing. In […]
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VALPO WOMEN REPRESENT AT ALL LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP

For many generations, women’s progress meant incremental access to token roles of influence and power. From business owners to doctors, managers to entrepreneurs, key leadership positions were reserved for the few and exceptional. Progress in the 21st century means that seeing a “Ms.” in a leader’s title no longer causes a pause or a second […]
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Judy, you have been chosen for the Best of Lessons.com 2018!

I’m excited to announce that you’ve been named Best of Lessons.com in 2018. Congratulations! We looked at dozens of other pros in your area, scored you on more than 10 variables, and hand-picked you to be part of the program. This is no small feat. In fact, the Best of Lessons.com pros make up less […]
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Judy Neville from Gratz Opus 118 Featured in Valpo Life edition!

For many generations, women’s progress meant incremental access to token roles of influence and power. From business owners to doctors, managers to entrepreneurs, key leadership positions were reserved for the few and exceptional. Progress in the 21st century means that seeing a “Ms.” in a leader’s title no longer causes a pause or a second […]
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Finding the Right Teacher!

So many choices! “Learn piano in 21 days!” “Watch my videos and learn to play like a pro in just 3 sessions!” Yeah. Right. It doesn’t matter whether you or your child want to one day play “Moonlight” Sonata (the original) or gather around the piano with family at holiday time and be able to […]