Music education

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

Industry's Top Music Schools

The Berklee College of Music tops THR's inaugural ranking, with professional programs packed with Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winners vying against the world's great traditional conservatories.

The Hollywood Reporter

Music and the ‘Mickey Mouse’ degree debate

Discord over vocational and theoretical aspects of music study in the 19th century still resonates in today's debates about higher education's purpose.

Times Higher Education

How Music Could Make You a Rocket Scientist

There is a very strong correlation between childhood engagement in the creative arts and measurable success later in life.

ABC News

 

Experts Urge Classic Music Traditions Back in China

Scholars specializing in Chinese music traditions recently gathered in Beijing to discuss how the decline of classical music education, which also emphasizes ethical education, may cause many problems in contemporary Chinese society.

China Radio International


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