Music education

Using Humor As a Teaching Tool in the Music Classroom

Research supports the use of humor in the classroom, citing that teachers who employ humor facilitate the retention of information, increase speed of learning, improve problem solving, relieve stress, reduce test anxiety, and increase student perception of teacher credibility.


India: Rooted in the classical tradition

"The unique way of training brought me here," he refers to the guru-shishya tradition that is followed at the music school. He is one among the 13 amateur musicians who completed a four-year course recently. First of its kind in South India, the Gurukul is imparting Hindustani classical music education since 2011.

Deccan Herald

The Great Debate: Music Business Education

Over the course of my career I've been asked a million times, "What is the best way to learn the music business?" Answering that question has really become something of a mission for me over the last two and a half years.


Éducation: de la musique dans la vie des enfants

L'éducation musicale est « une nécessité absolue, un jardin à ouvrir à toute âme enfantine ».

La Presse

Centre of Africana Studies named after Professor Kwabena Nketia

The African University College of Communications (AUCC) decided to name its Centre for Africana Studies after Professor Kwabena Nketia, honorary member of the International Music Council, on the occasion of his 94th birthday.  A tribute by AUCC President Prof. Asare Opoku. 

Graphic Online

Zimbabwe: Promote Traditional Music

"Traditional instruments are associated with poverty because it (traditional music) is being taught under trees.
It is high time we give the same value we give to classical music. We can't have an entire generation that plays mbira but the initiatives will create academics in traditional instruments"

All Africa

The Problem With Studying The “Jazz Language”

The other morning I was giving a first lesson to a jazz guitarist ( a university student) and was struck by something I notice quite often: Young jazz students spending a seemingly disproportionate amount of practice time learning and memorizing jazz lines and improvised solos.

Bill Plake Music

Music Education and the Multiplier Effect

While there is clear evidence of music education improving student academics, not as much has been written about music's multiplier effect.

Huffington Post

Les bienfaits de l'apprentissage de la musique dès le plus jeune âge

Affiner ses sens, explorer un univers singulier, apprendre à se contrôler... L'apprentissage de la musique dès la jeune enfance permet à l'enfant de favoriser son développement dans la période de sa vie où il "absorbe" le plus d'acquis.


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