Music education

The art of learning: Why teaching music matters

Anxiety abounds concerning the demands of our rapidly changing and ever more complicated world and about the ability of our educational system to respond.

The Northwestern

Balkan music maestro Bregovic sets up Roma education fund

"I cannot solve all (Roma) problems, but we are setting up a foundation that will help talented Roma who want to enrol in music schools," Bregovic told reporters.

France 24

Making sure young brains get the benefits of music training

The percentage of students receiving music education has been in decline for decades. The Harmony Project, a music program for inner-city kids in Los Angeles partners with a neurobiologist to study the impact of music training on the learning skills of poor children.

PBS

Rahman calls for more music schools

Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman feels that youngsters should have access to proper music education and called for more music schools in India.

The Star

Ten Interactive Websites to Utilize in the Elementary General Music Classroom

Some of these websites can be used by the educator in a one computer classroom, or can be used with multiple computer stations, or a computer lab, or on mobile devices like iPads.

MusTech.net

Music in higher education: what is it worth?

Music has found itself increasingly central in the subject controversy surrounding higher education.

The Guardian

Grammys Announce Finalists For First-Ever Music Educator Award

Ten music teachers from ten cities across eight states have been announced as finalists for the Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation's first annual Music Educator Award.

Billboard

Paul Simon to be saluted at Carnegie Hall benefit

In the past nine years, New York's Carnegie Hall tributes to pop icons have raised more than $1 million for music education programs for underprivileged youth.

USA Today

Jose Antonio Abreu, Venezuela’s musical visionary

A musician, economist and former cabinet minister, Abreu is best known as the founder of the internationally acclaimed music programme El Sistema that has, over 38 years, provided free music education to three million children – to international acclaim.

The Daily Star


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