Music education

Michelle Obama pushes for music, arts in schools at awards lunch

First Lady Michelle Obama took to an entertainment-industry pulpit in Los Angeles to stump for expanding the role of arts in education, saying that 6 million children in the U.S. have no exposure to any form of arts in school.

Los Angeles Times

India: Need for formalized music education

It is not often that you find your teacher using a keyboard instead of a blackboard, but no one's complaining at Goa University (GU).

The Times of India

UK: Charity gives springboard to aspiring young musicians

During the Second World War, the great violinist and educator Yehudi Menuhin played concerts for Allied troops and travelled to Belsen concentration camp shortly after it was liberated to perform for surviving prisoners.

Herald Scotland

US: High School Music Classes Remain Popular, but Hispanics Lag Behind

New research finds that, contrary to fears, the No Child Left Behind act had little impact on enrollment in music courses.

Pacific Standard

UK: Fight the cuts

Because if kids aren't learning, they're not playing. And if they're not playing they're not buying.

Mi Pro

Music lessons combat poverty’s effect on the brain

Research suggests classes can help close the socioeconomic gap in reading ability.


La musique affûte le cerveau des enfants

Ceux qui jouent régulièrement d'un instrument développent davantage leur habileté mentale.

Le Figaro

USA: Arts Education Is Making a Comeback, But Not for the Reason You Might Think

When a school's funds are slashed, usually some of the first things to get cut are art, music and gym classes, despite overwhelming research that shows how valuable these classes are to helping kids become better learners and more well-rounded individuals.

Care 2

Why Your Library Needs Music

A growing body of research is affirming the central role of music in early literacy. Librarians are listening—and designing programs with a deep mindfulness of how music supports PreK–learning.

School Library Journal

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