Music education

Rahman calls for more music schools

Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman feels that youngsters should have access to proper music education and called for more music schools in India.

The Star

Ten Interactive Websites to Utilize in the Elementary General Music Classroom

Some of these websites can be used by the educator in a one computer classroom, or can be used with multiple computer stations, or a computer lab, or on mobile devices like iPads.

MusTech.net

Music in higher education: what is it worth?

Music has found itself increasingly central in the subject controversy surrounding higher education.

The Guardian

Grammys Announce Finalists For First-Ever Music Educator Award

Ten music teachers from ten cities across eight states have been announced as finalists for the Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation's first annual Music Educator Award.

Billboard

Paul Simon to be saluted at Carnegie Hall benefit

In the past nine years, New York's Carnegie Hall tributes to pop icons have raised more than $1 million for music education programs for underprivileged youth.

USA Today

Jose Antonio Abreu, Venezuela’s musical visionary

A musician, economist and former cabinet minister, Abreu is best known as the founder of the internationally acclaimed music programme El Sistema that has, over 38 years, provided free music education to three million children – to international acclaim.

The Daily Star

Music teacher’s new method hits right note with students

"I want students to be happy and successful. It's not about the notes, but a mind-and-body connection with music is something that can make you feel better."

Gateline

Let’s talk about music lessons

Enrolling a child in private one-on-one music lessons can have an incredible effect your child's life, helping him or her learn about time management, self-discipline, accountability, and responsibility.

RVA News

Childhood music lessons 'leave lasting brain boost'

Learning a musical instrument as a child gives the brain a boost that lasts long into adult life, say scientists.

BBC


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