Music education

Nicola Benedetti: ‘There is no more valuable position than that of a music teacher’

The Scottish-born virtuoso – who has also just been nominated for her first Grammy – is running the series of orchestral workshops in a bid to empower not just young musicians but, crucially, music teachers.

Classic FM

Avec quel instrument faire débuter la musique à son enfant ?

Vous êtes nombreux à rechercher le bon kit de démarrage en musique pour votre enfant. Très bonne idée ! En effet, les instruments de musique aident les enfants à cultiver leurs compétences sociales et à développer leur esprit créatif.

Six Actualités

Here’s how music classes help improve grades

Should schools scrap or limit music education classes in favour of more academically rigorous lessons? Data suggests not.

Study International

Learning the ballads of the pearl divers

Pearl diving was once the most lucrative profession in the Arabian Peninsula, but it was also one of the most dangerous, with pearl divers at risk of being killed by sharks or drowning.

The National

There are more young cellists in 2020 than ever, thanks to the ‘Sheku effect’

With his new album set to make history in the UK album chart, Sheku Kanneh-Mason continues to win over the world – and now, he’s officially inspired a new generation of young cellists.

Classic FM

En Afrique du Sud, l'apprentissage du violon pour lutter contre les fractures sociales

Pendant l’Apartheid, le violon était l’instrument des blancs. Maria Botha a appris à en jouer à cette époque où elle vivait dit-elle coupée du monde dans un ghetto doré.

France Info

Encourage Children to Play

Children are natural sound creators; they love to create sounds through everything they come in contact with including their own body! Playing instruments or found objects along to a song or soundscape is a great way of experiencing and exploring dynamics, placement of sound, sharing of sounds and textures. Everything is an exploration!

Evelyn Glennie

Teaching inequality: consequences of traditional music theory pedagogy

Western art music is not a universal language. It does some things well, other things not as well, and many things not at all. And yet, although the majority of undergraduate students do not listen regularly to this style of music, the standard theory curriculum continues to privilege it at the expense of all other styles.

New Music Box

12 strategies for teaching adolescents

Who are adolescents? Who are they, really? Understanding them is the first step to motivating them effectively.

The Strad


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