Music education

Encourage Children to Play

Children are natural sound creators; they love to create sounds through everything they come in contact with including their own body! Playing instruments or found objects along to a song or soundscape is a great way of experiencing and exploring dynamics, placement of sound, sharing of sounds and textures. Everything is an exploration!

Evelyn Glennie

Teaching inequality: consequences of traditional music theory pedagogy

Western art music is not a universal language. It does some things well, other things not as well, and many things not at all. And yet, although the majority of undergraduate students do not listen regularly to this style of music, the standard theory curriculum continues to privilege it at the expense of all other styles.

New Music Box

12 strategies for teaching adolescents

Who are adolescents? Who are they, really? Understanding them is the first step to motivating them effectively.

The Strad

Why Music Education Is More Than Learning How to Play

If you were fortunate enough to have music education in school, what were those classes like? Did you pick up an instrument—say, a recorder or violin, and learn how to play the scale and simple melodies? Did you listen to the classics and learn about the history of music?

Ed Surge

Pourquoi vous mettre à la musique devrait être LA bonne résolution de l'année

Vous rêvez de vous lancer dans la pratique d'un instrument ou du chant, mais hésitez à franchir le pas ? Voici cinq arguments - science à l’appui - pour vous convaincre que la pratique musicale devrait être LA bonne résolution de l’année !

France Musique

5 things parents can do to keep their children in music classes longer

Researchers suggested the dramatic drop in music tuition after age 11 was linked to children starting high school.

Study International

Don't Stop the Music

Sixty-three per cent of Australian schools offer no music lessons. Last year, an ABC documentary set out to change that.

The Guardian

Learning Matters: Parents singing to their children can provide lifelong lessons

Whatever the budgetary constraints on public education, we can do more to help parents understand the power they have to enrich their children’s learning and lives with a nightly story and song.

Los Angeles Times

How Classic Cartoons Created a Culturally Literate Generation

Perhaps even more famous than the literature references are the many ways in which cartoons introduced children to the world of classical music, including both instrumental and operatic selections, one of which is the famous Rabbit of Saville.

Intellectual Takeout


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