LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
usic has the power to alter our mood, evoke memories, transport us to a different time or place, and allows us to escape the hustle and bustle of the world, if even just for a few minutes. It’s no wonder that music therapy is an ever-growing field of study. In “Composing Myself” written by Sheryl Stern (page 6), she recalls her struggle in caring for her family members affected by Alzheimer’s disease, and how she was able to use music as an outlet of communication and self expression. In this issue we explore music’s ability to act as a sort of medicine for our minds and souls. We put the power of music’s ability to inspire nostalgia to the test in our interactive sit down session, and we will also meet the NYC based alt rock group, Don’t Believe in Ghosts. Enjoy, Angela Lee Editor & Author
ABOUT CENTER STAGE Center Stage Magazine is a branch of Center Stage Music Center, a teaching studio in Westbury, New York. Since opening our doors in 2011, our goal has always been to create a comprehensive learning experience beyond what is taught in the classroom. This magazine is a natural extension of that goal and aims to provide an even greater array of musical knowledge for general readership and the budding musician. Written by musicians for music lovers, our desire is to bring all the diamonds in the rough to the masses and to inspire the next generation of artists, musicians, and listeners.