Music education

A Metronome Practice Strategy for Musicians Who Hate Metronomes

Most musicians have been encouraged to practice with a metronome at some point. I certainly was, more than once.

Bulletproof Musician

3 ways to Pique Your Child's Interest in Music

It is no secret that learning music has all sorts of benefits for kids. However, with competing extracurricular activities like sports it can be difficult to pique your child’s interest in music.

The Charlotte Observer

Improvisation Is Not a Bad Word

A well-rounded musician can play both with music and by ear. As a classically trained flautist, I could play anything put in front of me, but when I needed to just play a song, or play along, I would become paralyzed with fear.

NAFME

The Trials and Errors of Music Education

Neesa Sunar reflects on her experience teaching elementary music, and laments the loss of depth in today's musical curriculum.

The Good Men Project

The power of music

Music has always been known to have therapeutic and healing powers. From the Biblical records of young David’s harp that soothed King Saul to Greek physician and Father of Modern Medicine Hippocrates playing music for patients with mental disorders and even the use of music to convalescing soldiers in Army hospitals during the World Wars, history is riddled with proof of music’s ability to calm minds and transform lives.

The Hindu

Investment in early years’ music education considered key to social and economic well-being

Giving children good music education from early years onwards is one of the best social investments that can be made in the next generation, the principal of Scotland’s national conservatoire told delegates at a leading international conference opening in Glasgow.

All Media Scotland

K-Pop giant and UNICEF partner to promote music education for children in Viet Nam

NICEF and K-Pop giant S.M. Entertainment have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to cooperate over the next three years to strengthen inclusive education in Viet Nam.

UNICEF

Jamaica: music should be part of early education

University of the West Indies (UWI) academic Dr Carolyn Cooper is calling for a reggae format in Jamaica’s primary schools, following an embarrassing double gaffe this month in Television Jamaica’s Junior Schools’ Challenge Quiz.

Jamaica Observer

Music Education Aids Cognitive Development

Studying music seems to have helped accelerate the cognitive development, and particularly the auditory- and speech and language-processing abilities, of a group of young children in Los Angeles.

Education Week


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