Music education

Classical music crisis: schools today aren't building audiences

Just as everyone who plays college sports doesn't go on to a professional career, the same is true for students in university classical-music programs.

Trib Live

UK: What does the ABRSM’s latest report say about music education?

The number of children who can play a musical instrument has risen.

BBC Music Magazine

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music

Musical training doesn't just improve your ear for music — it also helps your ear for speech.

NPR

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 


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