Tune Up Your Business: Madeline’s Monthly Musical Tips Blog/Article & Radio Show for June 2022
Our Radio Show and blog features how to “Tune up your business”.
Many of the world’s business owners, teachers, psychologists, medical doctors, mathematicians, biologists, chemists, scientists, engineers, writers, and others have studied and played musical instruments since they were children. These eminent individuals have integrated music into their thinking process. Included is an article on the benefits of studying with baroque or classical music in the background to work more focused, calmly, faster, with more accuracy.
Article of the month: “A Teachers Teacher: An Interview with A Remarkable Teacher” by Madeline Frank, Ph.D.
Radio Show Feature Question for June 2022: How can you “Tune up your Business” to help your employees concentrate and work more efficiently?
I was recently waiting on the telephone to speak to a representative of a business and Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons “was playing in the background. while I waited to speak to an agent of the company. The music calmed me down and made me want to hold on until a representative of the company answered. Stores and business organizations are playing Classical and Baroque music without words in the background to help their employees concentrate and work more efficiently and to help shoppers buy more in a calm atmosphere.
Doctors are playing classical music in the background while operating on patients in hospitals. “Dr. Michael El Boghdady of the University of Dundee the study’s lead researcher says, “Our results are based on strong scientific evidence and show that the positive effect of music on surgeon’s performance in the operating theatre, overrides any negative effects. Classic music when played with a low to medium volume can improve surgical performances by increasing accuracy and speed.”
Radiologist are listening to Baroque music while they analyze patients’ images and scans searching for the smallest abnormalities. It is difficult work and patients’ lives are at stake. Dr. Mohiuddin realized after talking to a colleague that “they both reported benefits from listening to Baroque music (music from around the years 1600-1750) in headphones as they worked! He decided to test whether the music promoted concentration. He had all the radiologists at his hospital take part. For a number of weeks, they listened to the music of Vivaldi and Handel through headphones while they worked. The productivity of the radiologists improved. The amount of radiology slides they got through in the reading room increased. They reported greater accuracy in their work and their work satisfaction also went up. But not only that. Dr. Mohiuddin had them do some tests before and after the trial and found that listening to Baroque music was associated with increasing their spatial reasoning, attentiveness and concentration.”
“He had all the radiologists at his hospital take part. For a number of weeks, they listened to the music of Vivaldi and Handel through headphones while they worked. The productivity of the radiologists improved. The amount of radiology slides they got through in the reading room increased. They reported greater accuracy in their work and their work satisfaction also went up. But not only that. Dr. Mohiuddin had them do some tests before and after the trial and found that listening to Baroque music was associated with increasing their spatial reasoning, attentiveness and concentration.”
Radio Show feature question for June 2014: Why are companies using Super learning techniques, with its Baroque music component, to improve the training of their employees?
Blog/Article: Dr. Peter Zaret, Professor, inventor, patent holder, and musician: Train your employees to work calmer, faster, and happier with Baroque music. Madeline’s Monthly Blog, Musical Tips, & Radio Show for June 2014.
“A Teachers Teacher: An Interview with A Remarkable Teacher” by Madeline Frank, Ph.D.
I met Carmela Malkin-Kuhn over 25 years ago when our youngest son Eddie was in her Kindergarten class at the JCC. She greeted her students at the door with a smile on her face looking calm and serene.
You’ve heard the saying “I learned everything I need to know in my Kindergarten class”. In her class it was true! Through her motivation, encouragement, and inspiration she inspired our Eddie to have a true enjoyment of mathematics that all began in her class when he was 5 years old.
Dr. Madeline Frank: “Where were you born and where did you grow up? Were your parents’ teachers, did they motivate and inspire you, and do you have any siblings?”
Mrs. Carmela Malkin -Kuhn: “I was born in Brooklyn, New York in the middle of a blizzard in 1956. My parents were not educators; however, they were wonderful storytellers and enjoyed telling us about their childhood, their love story and yes about us.”
Mrs. Malkin-Kuhn: “I have one younger brother who from a very early age was my student.”
“Yes, even in my youngest years I wanted to be a teacher, so my parents purchased a blackboard for me and there I would hold lessons for my brother and his friends, of course, they never listened but I enjoyed being the teacher nevertheless.”
“My mother and father encouraged us to get good educations but to always choose the career path that made us happy.”
Dr. Frank: “What was your favorite subject in elementary, middle, school, and high school?”
Mrs. Malkin-Kuhn: “My favorite subject has always been English/Literature. I was and still am an avid reader.”
Dr. Frank: “Did you have a favorite teacher in middle school, who inspired, encouraged, and motivated you? What was their name and what subject did they teach?
Mrs. Malkin-Kuhn: “In middle school I remember Mr. Mason who was an amazing English teacher, he brought all the books we read to life which nurtured my love of reading. The fact that I still remember his name and lessons is a testament to his teaching style.”
Dr. Frank: “I know you “played the accordion for two years and love music.” Did your parents play musical instruments?”
Mrs. Malkin-Kuhn: “In middle school we were encouraged to play an instrument, so I took up accordion, why? I have absolutely no clue except that my Dad had a friend who played the accordion and it looked easier than piano. I laugh because it sure wasn’t but I remember practicing often and becoming let’s say ok, never really mastering it, but enjoying the fact that I could play a song. Music was always a part of my life growing up. My Dad would love to sing to my mom and play the classics on our record player as well as all the “pop” music of that time. While no one really played musical instruments, music was always in the background growing up and that led to my lifelong enjoyment music. There are times when a classical piece of music allows me to sometimes focus and sometimes be perfectly still.”
Dr. Frank: “What are you passionate about?”
Mrs. Malkin-Kuhn: “I am very passionate about carving out time for my family, my children and grandchildren mean the world to me. After that, it is being a part of early childhood education. Touching the lives of young children has enriched my life enormously. In fact, my good fortune lies in the fact that these tiny humans that entered our school from the age of 2 still seek me out when they are nearby.”
Dr. Frank: “How long have you been a teacher in JCC Preschool and what is your philosophy?”
Mrs. Malkin-Kuhn: “I have been a part of the preschool now for over 25 years and honestly it has been the best. My philosophy has been to look at the whole child in every one of my students and find the key to unlock the mode in which they learn best. There is nothing I can find fault with in any child that has walked through our doors. Each one brings with them a plethora of interest in learning about the world around them. Music certainly is a must in the early childhood classroom, whether it is in the background or actively dancing to music and movement it certainly brings out the best melodies.”
Mrs. Carmela Malkin -Kuhn thank you for being a remarkable teacher who has encouraged, inspired, guided, and mentored students and teachers for over 25 years. © 2022 Madeline Frank
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“The Scientific Benefits of Listening to Classical Music On Your Commute” (March 7, 2019) Classical FM Digital Radio
Listening to your favorite classical music in the background can help you unwind and reduce stress “by lowering cortisol levels in the body. In a recent study at the Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan, pregnant women who played a classical album every week were less likely to experience depression and anxiety.”
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For over 40 years, Dr. Madeline Frank has helped children and adults overcome problems through Classical music. Madeline Frank, Ph.D., DTM is an award-winning teacher, author, researcher, speaker, conductor, and concert artist. She has discovered a scientific link between studying a musical instrument and academic and societal success. Madeline Frank earned her Bachelor and Master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music. Her education has included scholarships at the Juilliard School, Indiana University, and the University of Cincinnati and she has a violin performance diploma from the North Carolina School of the Arts. (C) 2022 Madeline Frank