Music education

Trained musicians make better decisions

Parents aware of how music training can boost their children's cognitive development may be eager to get them into a practice room as early as possible. But new research suggests there may be an advantage to holding off for a few years.

Pacific Standard

The price of learning: Some things to know about music lessons for children

Private lessons are beyond the reach of many families and even music programs at public schools can come at a price.

USA Today

The 15 Best Music Business Schools In 2017

“Musicians today need to understand how to survive in a way that does not compromise their music,” says guitarist-trumpeter Erik Miron, 30, who graduated from USC Thornton in 2009. An understanding of business helps, he says, as long as “it remains in service to the art.”


Digital Portfolios in the Music Classroom

As a music educator, you have a front row seat to witness the growth that your students achieve each year. The challenge comes when translating that growth into hard data. But, that data is what administrators really want to see. Digital portfolios offer an effective and efficient answer to this challenge.


Royaume-Uni : l'accès à l'éducation musicale à l'école de plus en plus inégalitaire

A l'occasion de l'inauguration du nouveau music college de Birmingham, le quotidien britannique The Guardian signale des disparités d'accès à l'éducation musicale à l'école de plus en plus criantes au Royaume-Uni.

France Musique

Flea: Removing Music Education From Schools Is 'Child Abuse'

Flea has strong words for politicians looking to cut music-education programs from public schools: "It's child abuse," he says. "It's just wrong."

Rolling Stones

Why music is an education game-changer

While literacy and numeracy are core competencies that every student should have, research has shown that learning music can help students’ self-confidence, self-discipline and team work.

The Educator

Should music teachers strive for perfection or participation?

In the world of music we hear the word ‘talent’ an awful lot. And the general opinion is that some people have a natural talent and others just don’t.


Fender on its music-learning move: ‘we’re not guitar hero’

“This fundamentally changes the nature of how we talk to beginner guitar players. We’ve always sold them guitars and amps, but we’ve never been part of the learning process other than ‘here’s the instrument’."


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