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New Truckee business to focus on music lessons for children

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Alice Cotter

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee children interested in playing piano can now go to Little Bird Music, located across from Truckee High School.

Little Bird owner Alice Cotter, who owns a master's degree in music from Princeton University, will soon also have her Ph.D.

"Research shows that children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in the classroom, work better in teams, and have improved critical thinking skills," Cotter said.

Piano programs will be offered for students preschool-aged and older. Little Bird Music will also feature programs in music theory and composition for intermediate to advanced students interested in pursuing a deeper understanding of music and potentially going on to study music at the college level.

The studio, equipped with a six-foot Yamaha grand piano, is located in the shared office building at 11500 Donner Pass Road, Suite C, in Truckee.

"We're excited to offer a shared space that allows Truckee locals to operate a small business in a professional atmosphere," said Sheila Greeno, owner of the building.

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This article was submitted by Little Bird Music. Visit littlebirdtahoe.com to learn more.