Music education

What a Well-rounded Music Education Should Mean for All Students

But what does a well-rounded education mean and is the definition different for different audiences of students?

The Huffington Post

Conservatories at the Crossroads

Every few years comes a knock on the door from critics newly convinced that music conservatories have become irrelevant, and that even the best ones are still too focused on learning how to “wiggle your fingers.”


Why music education needs to incorporate more diversity

How can classrooms become more culturally responsive in their teaching practices in classrooms and foster respectful behavior?

The Conversation

How music skills may help babies learn language

Babies who learned to keep waltz time during play sessions showed stronger brain responses to timing mistakes in both music and speech, suggesting that music training could help them learn to talk.

The Seattle Times

Après l’Estonie, Malte offre l’apprentissage de la musique en ligne à tous ses citoyens

A l'heure où l'éducation musicale en France peine à survivre, certains gouvernements de nos voisins européens en font une cause nationale.

France Musique

Learning to Play by Ear in Iran

"Years ago, during the Iran-Iraq war, Iraqi warplanes dropped mustard gas and nerve agents on my battalion. I was completely burned, with blisters all over my body." - The story of a war-disabled veteran who discovered the healing powers of music after taking up the santur, a traditional hammered dulcimer.

The New York Times

Music therapy for traumatised Palestinian children

Sounds of Palestine offers a "peaceful and safe place" for children in Aida refugee camp to study music. The organisation, which was launched in 2012, is aiming to expand into isolated areas of the West Bank and has been providing extra activities for children amid the recent wave of violence in the region.

Al Jazeera

Mozart to Beyonce: a lesson in classical music by Radio 3

She may not be to the usual taste of Radio 3 listeners. But pop singer Beyoncé is to help introduce a new generation to the wonders of classical music, as the BBC launches a 'beginner's guide' show for the masses.

The Telegraph

La musique contemporaine et les jeunes : où est la dissonance ?

Peu représentée dans les cursus des conservatoires, absente des programmes de l'éducation musicale dans les écoles, la musique contemporaine friserait-elle les oreilles de nos jeunes ? Nous sommes partis à la rencontre de celles et ceux qui en font bon usage pour cueillir leurs expériences.

France Musique

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