Music education

UK: Simon Rattle can’t save music education alone

In Kodaly's Hungary, music lessons were regarded as key and were given two to three times a week, thus becoming part of that country's culture. Most executant musicians in the UK would love to have such a solid musical infrastructure.

The Guardian

France, tes conservatoires se meurent!

Les conservatoires français connaissent des difficultés majeures, non seulement dans leur financement, mais dans leur pédagogie. Brighelli lance un S.O.S.

Le Point

The Royal Conservatory of Music goes online to connect with students

Listening to a virtuoso performer – say, Lang Lang – I'm often struck by a terrifying thought: What if his parents hadn't put him in piano lessons?

The Globe and Mail

Science Has Great News for People Who Can't Sing

Forget the middle school haters who shamed you into believing you were tone-deaf.

Music Mic

Inspired by Gustavo Dudamel, L.A. Phil’s Youth Orchestra wins over skeptics

The program offers free instruments and years of musical training to mostly underprivileged children, with the aim that it will help them achieve success, and that many may eventually become supporters of classical music.

Los Angeles Times

Bringing Back What Works in Education

Numerous other research and data have confirmed the positive impact of music education in schools.

Huffington Post

Return the Gift

How Portland is keeping jazz alive and raising its next generation.

Wweek

La BBC retourne sur les bancs de l'école

En réponse aux coupes successives des budgets du gouvernement britannique dédiés à l'éducation musicale à l'école, la BBC dévoile BBC Music, projet éducatif à l'échelle nationale, destiné à soutenir la musique à l'école.

France Musique

The neuroscience of music learning

Music can literally catch and hold our attention, partly because it snaps us out of the ordinary cadence of speech, it's fun, and hits both of what scientists tell us our brains seeks – pleasure and patterns.

Medfield


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