Music education

The power of music

Music has always been known to have therapeutic and healing powers. From the Biblical records of young David’s harp that soothed King Saul to Greek physician and Father of Modern Medicine Hippocrates playing music for patients with mental disorders and even the use of music to convalescing soldiers in Army hospitals during the World Wars, history is riddled with proof of music’s ability to calm minds and transform lives.

The Hindu

Investment in early years’ music education considered key to social and economic well-being

Giving children good music education from early years onwards is one of the best social investments that can be made in the next generation, the principal of Scotland’s national conservatoire told delegates at a leading international conference opening in Glasgow.

All Media Scotland

K-Pop giant and UNICEF partner to promote music education for children in Viet Nam

NICEF and K-Pop giant S.M. Entertainment have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to cooperate over the next three years to strengthen inclusive education in Viet Nam.

UNICEF

Jamaica: music should be part of early education

University of the West Indies (UWI) academic Dr Carolyn Cooper is calling for a reggae format in Jamaica’s primary schools, following an embarrassing double gaffe this month in Television Jamaica’s Junior Schools’ Challenge Quiz.

Jamaica Observer

Music Education Aids Cognitive Development

Studying music seems to have helped accelerate the cognitive development, and particularly the auditory- and speech and language-processing abilities, of a group of young children in Los Angeles.

Education Week

Le monde de l'éducation musicale réuni à Glasgow

Une éducation musicale de qualité accessible à tous les enfants dès le plus jeune âge, c'est le leitmotiv qui rythme la 32e Conférence de la Société internationale de l’éducation musicale (ISME) à Glasgow du 24 au 29 juillet. Plus de 2000 professionnels participent aux débats et tables rondes.

France Musique

The Intelligent Choir

The title „The Intelligent Choir“ was invented by the Danish choir professor Jim Daus Hjernøe and refers to his pedagogical philosophy.

European Voices Association

Treat classical music like broccoli

The establishment has spent years trying to make classical music cool, enticing a new generation with a series of well-meaning projects.

The Telegraph

Nonverbal Communication in the Large Ensemble Classroom

Nonverbal communication—in the form of conducting, body language, and other physical or social cues—plays a powerful role in large ensemble classrooms.

NAFME


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