Music education

How to Get Kids to Fall (and Stay) in Love with Music

The thing that’s going to hook students first and foremost is the quality of the music that they’re going to learn. There’s good music and bad music in every genre in every style.


Three Qualities of Effective Assessment of Student Learning

Assessment is important because the information gained can be used to improve student learning, improve teaching, and communicate to others evidence about the learning process (accountability). Assessment, to be effective, should be useful, targeted, and sustainable.


Online training: chromebooks and mixed devices in music education

Everyone that completes the full online training session will also receive a personalised certificate of attendance.

Midnight Music

L'éducation musicale au Japon, un modèle à suivre ?

Le Japon fait figure d'exception mondiale tant l'apprentissage de la musique est fortement ancré dans le système scolaire. En faisant de la musique une discipline aussi importante que les mathématiques, le pays a réussi à la généraliser à l'ensemble de la société. Mais est-ce pour autant une réussite ?

France Musique

Should all string players learn how to improvise?

We teach children to write creatively, not just to read, he argues, so why do we ask young string players to play from the page without encouraging them to improvise or compose?

The Strad

Iraqi Kids Find Refuge in Music

All too often, in Iraq and many other places in the world, children grow up to the sound of explosions and sirens. But in a classroom in Basra, a different sound surrounds them — music.

VOA News

L'éducation musicale en Finlande : la recette miracle de l'excellence

Citons quelques noms : Rautavaara, Lindberg, Kaija Saariaho, Karita Mattila, Jukka-Pekka Saraste ou Esa-Pekka Salonen, les Finlandais interprètes ou compositeurs portent haut les couleurs de leur pays dans le monde musical.

France Musique

Abu Dhabi education revolution turns to art and music

After expanding reforms to the public school curriculum, including bilingual lessons and the shift in focus to science subjects, the Abu Dhabi Education Council has detailed a pilot programme for arts and music.

The National

UK: Why are our schools pushing classical music to the margins?

Growing within our schools today is a disturbing trend; increasingly, music is viewed as an optional subject – something equivalent to a passion that merely runs parallel to ‘academic’ subjects – that leads to contempt for classical music borne out of an ignorance of all it contains.


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