Music education

Can electronic music revolutionise school music lessons?

In an effort to stave off the decreasing popularity of music, some secondary school teachers are swapping the traditional classical-based curriculum for Ableton hardware and YouTube tutorials.

The Guardian

Le Japon, l'autre pays de la musique classique

Moins de 150 ans après son introduction au Japon, la musique classique occidentale ne s'est jamais aussi bien portée.

France Musique

After Taliban music ban, songbook teaches Afghan children to sing again

Playing instruments was banned during the period of Taliban rule in late-1990s Afghanistan, and even today, many conservative Muslims frown on most forms of music.


Why music lessons need to keep up with the times

Some 150 years ago, if you wanted to listen to music, you would have to perform it yourself or be in the presence of musicians.

The Huffington Post

The NAMM Foundation Grants $600k to Music Education Programs

The beneficiaries reflect the organization's commitment to supporting access to quality music education programs and creating more music makers both domestically and internationally through work with organizations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France and Great Britain.

PR Newswire

In Japan ‘100% of school students are exposed to western classical music

Music education begins at age 6 and lasts as a mandatory class until age 15 (during elementary and junior high schools).

Slipped Disc

Le solfège est-il un frein au désir de pratiquer la musique ?

La question de l’apprentissage du solfège est délicate et complexe. Si elle était si facile à résoudre, on n’en parlerait plus depuis longtemps... Le solfège est un point nodal de l’accès à la pratique musicale telle qu’elle est enseignée dans les conservatoires.

La Croix

Project-Based Learning and Cross-Curricular Units for the Middle School Orchestra

The ideas for cross-curricular units are plentiful. From nearly any piece of music, one can find connections to other areas of study. By doing so, and through interactive and fun projects, you are making the music more relevant to your students.


New Ways to Teach Music

Learning music should be fun, although you might get the wrong impression from stories of those who took lessons as kids.

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