Music education

UK: Music education still preserve of the rich

Drum kit and bass guitar gaining popularity, says Royal Schools of Music, but poorer children remain disadvantaged.

The Guardian

Pourquoi la musique est-elle bénéfique?

L'apprentissage de la musique peut améliorer l'acquisition et la compréhension du langage chez les enfants, stipule la récente étude publiée par les scientifiques de la Northwestern University de Chicago.

France Musique

Why Teaching Music Matters

The children the researchers studied were all participants in a community music program run by the nonprofit Harmony Project.

NPR

Musical Prodigies Find Plenty of Youthful Company

"Child musicians delight audiences because it's fun seeing somebody so young doing so much, but some of them burn out."

Newsweek

Music Lessons Enhance Brain Function in Disadvantaged Kids

Children from poor neighborhoods in Los Angeles who took regular music lessons for two years were able to distinguish similar speech sounds faster than their peers.

Pacific Standard

10 resources for teaching music

To celebrate music in schools, here is a list of useful resources for teachers.

The Guardian 

France: Requiem pour la flûte à bec à l'école

Longtemps symbole de l'enseignement musical au collège, elle a disparu de la liste des fournitures scolaires. Le chant est désormais à l'honneur pendant les cours.

Le Figaro

31st ISME world conference

The first ISME world conference to be held in Latin America welcomed over 2,000 international delegates, including music teachers, performers and researchers in Porto Alegre.

Music Ed

Simon Rattle: 'Learning music is a birthright. And you have to start young'

The conductor on his lifelong love of the Proms, performing with Mr Bean – and becoming a father again at 59.

The Guardian


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