Music education

This Tiny Startup Is Trying To Reinvent How We Learn And Read Music

How we learn and read music hasn't changed in hundreds of years. Until now. Hummingbird co-founder and music teacher Blake West was inspired to create an entirely new music notation when he saw a lot of his students struggling with how to read music.

Business Insider

Stick to one instrument, violinist Nicola Benedetti tells pushy parents

One of the world's leading violinists, Nicola Benedetti, has urged Britain's more privileged children to stick with only one instrument and practise hard if they want to know the true meaning of fun.

The Guardian

Salt Lake school is changing lives through music

A belief that intensive music training can combat the effects of poverty, help all students succeed in school and improve life trajectories for disadvantaged children is at the core of Watanabe's philosophy.


Students to hear healthy message via music

On Friday afternoon, South View Middle School students will be encouraged through music to live a healthier life. he 90-minute Music Saved My Life youth program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society in Illinois, will be the focus of an all-school assembly.

Commercial News

Paraguayan landfill orchestra makes sweet music from rubbish

Children of recyclers at Cateura landfill form band playing instruments fashioned out of discarded oven trays and oil barrels.

The Guardian

An American In Mali, Teaching The Country's Sounds

In just over a year, the country has witnessed a rebellion, a military coup and the occupation by Islamist fighters of the desert northern region, recently largely liberated in a counteroffensive by French-led forces. Despite the troubles, the school is open and classes continue.


Music helps Centex kids learn better

A young boy stepped onto a round platform, smiling and oozing with confidence. He hoisted a small violin on his left shoulder. As soon as the pianist played the first note, he started to perform the folk song "Go Tell Aunt Rhody." The audience was hooked.

Inquirer News

Teachers learn to use music in class

Well-known musicologist Sam Wisdom has encouraged a group of teachers from different sections of the island to ensure that their students grasp their lessons through the infusion of music.

The Gleaner

Save The Music Programs!

Band changed my life for the best in so many ways. I loved being in the band all throughout high school. It was my home away from home. It was the place that I always looked forward to going to and it was my sanctuary– totally removed from the cliques that were so nasty and prevalent everywhere else.


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