Music education

Centre of Africana Studies named after Professor Kwabena Nketia

The African University College of Communications (AUCC) decided to name its Centre for Africana Studies after Professor Kwabena Nketia, honorary member of the International Music Council, on the occasion of his 94th birthday.  A tribute by AUCC President Prof. Asare Opoku. 

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Zimbabwe: Promote Traditional Music

"Traditional instruments are associated with poverty because it (traditional music) is being taught under trees.
It is high time we give the same value we give to classical music. We can't have an entire generation that plays mbira but the initiatives will create academics in traditional instruments"

All Africa

The Problem With Studying The “Jazz Language”

The other morning I was giving a first lesson to a jazz guitarist ( a university student) and was struck by something I notice quite often: Young jazz students spending a seemingly disproportionate amount of practice time learning and memorizing jazz lines and improvised solos.

Bill Plake Music

Music Education and the Multiplier Effect

While there is clear evidence of music education improving student academics, not as much has been written about music's multiplier effect.

Huffington Post

Les bienfaits de l'apprentissage de la musique dès le plus jeune âge

Affiner ses sens, explorer un univers singulier, apprendre à se contrôler... L'apprentissage de la musique dès la jeune enfance permet à l'enfant de favoriser son développement dans la période de sa vie où il "absorbe" le plus d'acquis.


The World of Special Education

After reaching a high accomplishment level on violin, I did what no one expected, and I became passionate about affording the same opportunities to as many children in my community as I could. My epiphany was met with mixed reviews, but 15 years after my first day as a teacher, I am as sure as I ever was that this is my calling.


Music education and the musician

My exposure to Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th-century choral music, orchestral music, jazz and musical theater prepared me for a terrific collegiate experience where I was able to get a great music education in the art of teaching music in schools.

Noho Arts District

Stop "Defending" Music Education

Today I ran across one more xeroxed handout touting the test-taking benefits of music education, defending music as a great tool for raising test scores and making students smarter.

Huffington Post

France: Quel avenir pour l’enseignement artistique spécialisé?

Avec les restrictions budgétaires qui s'imposent de plus en plus aux collectivités locales, le devenir des enseignements artistiques spécialisés est, aux yeux de certains, remis en cause.

Savoirs & Connaissances

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