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Music education

Chinese conductor sees new bridges with West

China's leading conductor and member of the IMC Executive Board, Long Yu sets a goal of expanding his orchestra's exposure to the world as well as showcasing the diversity of Chinese music.

Channel News Asia

Arts Education: The Need for More Arts Teachers in School

Increasingly, even when schools do have arts instruction, it is a single music or art teacher trying valiantly to serve an entire school, often providing only the most superficial level of arts instruction to each student, making it impossible to engage in high-level "art-making" education.

Huffington Post

How to stop teenagers from tuning out of music lessons

Many children lose interest in learning music when they reach their teenage years. The solution lies in changing the way we teach music to make it more inspiring.

The Irish Times

Gustavo Dudamel : «La musique devrait abolir les frontières»

À 33 ans, Gustavo Dudamel incarne la réussite du modèle vénézuélien d'éducation et d'action sociale par la musique, El Sistema, fondé il y a tout juste quarante ans par l'économiste José Antonio Abreu.

Le Figaro

What parents need to know about children's brains on music

If you learned how to play a recorder or ukelele in school, you may have built up brain functions that boosted your ability to do better in school, especially if you kept up with practice.


NAMM 2015: Turnaround study touts benefits of arts education for kids

Though topics at the National Assn. of Music Merchants (NAMM) convention in Anaheim most often trend toward musicians, musical instruments and how they interact, one panel at the annual industry gathering tilted in a decidedly socially conscious direction.

Los Angeles Times

2016 Education Report consultation: Education, sustainability and the post-2015 development agenda

Share your views to help develop the forthcoming 2016 Education Report.

Education Report Consultation

Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You

If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would "build character," they were onto something.

Music Mic

Malaysia: Empowering kids through music

Besides giving them lessons in classroom subjects like maths and English, the volunteers also provided guidance in co-curricular activities, including music.

The Star

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