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Music education

Why I became a music teacher: my students make me a better musician

Teaching is just a route to extra cash for some classical musicians but Alex Laing, violinist and head of strings, finds the two sides of his life join together in perfect harmony.

The Guardian

Talking Art In a Capitalist World

This is a year in which, it seems, society is determined not to let students of the arts out into the world without making sure they're painfully aware of what awaits them, financially and socially.

New Music Box

Carnegie Hall's New National Youth Orchestra Prepares for Debut

It's summertime...but the living isn't necessarily easy for 120 restless, over-achieving teenagers in an auditorium at SUNY Purchase. These are members of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States, a new project of Carnegie Hall's education wing, the Weill Music Institute.


Free online course on Beethoven piano sonatas

Pianist Jonathan Biss and the Curtis Institute of Music are partnering with online course operator Coursera to offer a free online course on Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas.


Free Online Videos For Guitar Diploma Candidates

The Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) is working on a series of free-to-view videos, which will provide support for diploma candidates and teachers. The first video in this series is now available to view online.

Music Teacher

Classical economics and finished symphonies

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart left his job as court musician in Salzburg because it didn't pay enough and took to the stage to promote his own concerts.

Times Higher Education

6 Things Musicians Should Know That They Don’t Teach You in Music School

"The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."

Music Think Tank

The Scottish Instrumental Music Group’s Report on music tuition

Music in all its forms plays a huge role in Scotland's culture and life. In schools, music and learning to play an instrument provides enormous benefits for young learners in terms of their creativity, teamwork and confidence.

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Spotify #NYC Music Education Hackathon Responds To Real Issues

This past weekend, more than 170 hackers joined music educators from around the country for the first-ever Music Education Hackathon, hosted by Spotify and Innovate NYC Schools program, part of the NYC Department of Education.


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