Music education

The Tremendous Cognitive Benefits of Teaching Your Kids to Play Music

Over the past six years, since the dawn of the Great Recession, we have seen the quality and quantity of music programs plummet.

Music Mic

India: Tune the Mind for Music in Education

Music education is a necessity rather than a luxury. Cutting music education in favour of other subjects actually deprives a child of the learning the tools that will help him succeed in not only the subjects taught in school, but also in his general listening skills and social interaction.

The New Indian Express

Bringing Music Education Into The 21st Century

Attention, future Coltranes and Guthries! Berklee College of Music President Roger Brown talks about music education and how the industry is changing.

WGBH

Education in the new economy: STEM plus arts

Ken Robinson, author of the inspiring best-seller "Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative," reminds us that the goal of education should not be to teach subjects, rather to teach students.

SLT Today

France: L'Éducation artistique et culturelle "un engagement au long cours"

L'Éducation artistique et culturelle compte parmi les chevaux de bataille de la ministre de la Culture.

ActuaLitté

Michelle Obama pushes for music, arts in schools at awards lunch

First Lady Michelle Obama took to an entertainment-industry pulpit in Los Angeles to stump for expanding the role of arts in education, saying that 6 million children in the U.S. have no exposure to any form of arts in school.

Los Angeles Times

India: Need for formalized music education

It is not often that you find your teacher using a keyboard instead of a blackboard, but no one's complaining at Goa University (GU).

The Times of India

UK: Charity gives springboard to aspiring young musicians

During the Second World War, the great violinist and educator Yehudi Menuhin played concerts for Allied troops and travelled to Belsen concentration camp shortly after it was liberated to perform for surviving prisoners.

Herald Scotland

US: High School Music Classes Remain Popular, but Hispanics Lag Behind

New research finds that, contrary to fears, the No Child Left Behind act had little impact on enrollment in music courses.

Pacific Standard


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