Music education

88 Sing for Hope Pianos Congregate at Lincoln Center

Over the past two weeks, 88 painted pianos were spread throughout the five boroughs as part of the "Sing For Hope" public art installation. The instruments will now be donated to needy schools and community centers.

WQXR

Everything I need to know, I learned in school music class

As the TDSB votes on major cuts to music education, the Star reconnects three successful musicians to their instructors to talk about music's impact.

The Star

“Maestro-in-the-Making”

The music platform MusicaNeo is raising funds for an international music education project. The project consists of two stages: Stage 1 is the call for new educational material for kids' music practice in an open online composers' competition.

Online PR News

ISM calls for continued government commitment to funding music education

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is calling for the government to protect music education hubs and commit itself to continuing dedicated funding to sustain the National Plan for Music Education in England in 2015/16.

Music Teacher

Some notes on how music benefits children

With the Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington this month, parents have been asking me a symphony of questions about introducing their children to music.

Times Argus

Spotify and NYC Department of Education Collaborate on Music Hackathon

Here's a cheery tune: Spotify is partnering with the NYC Department of Education for a two-day event, Music Education Hack, where participants will push the boundaries of creative technology to create juicy music apps for the classroom.

edSurge

Innovating and inspiring: the future of music education

Sistema Scotland is a music education project inspired by El Sistema in Venezuela, where children from deprived backgrounds are taught how to play musical instruments.

The Guardian

Young Star Raises Funds for Making Younger Stars

Most of what you need to know about the classical superstar Lang Lang is helpfully summed up by the biography on his official Twitter profile: "Pianist. Mentor. Lifelong Student. Traveler. I believe that classical music is for everyone!"

The New York Times

Matt Glaser Wins Prestigious American String Teachers Association Award

The American String Teachers Association (ASTA) awarded Berklee's Matt Glaser the prestigious Artist Teacher Award at its annual convention, held this year in Providence, RI. Glaser is the first non-classical string teacher to win the award, which is considered the ASTA's highest honor.

eJazz News


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