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Music education must keep on moving

If, like Mozart and Dudamel, we want to push boundaries, let's move beyond the idea that culture is fixed, says Sean Gregory<p>If we weren't already excited enough to welcome back the LA Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel to the Barbican last month, their residency also included Future Play: Music …

LSO Players on The Rite of Spring

Arts Education: The Need for More Arts Teachers in School

Arts in Education Week took place last month, and since then arts education has been on my mind and in the air. A recent blog post by Alan Yaffe - here -- that contended arts education advocacy should be focused more on art-making than art-viewing got me thinking. It is true, much energy goes into …

Education

McKenna | Hulu

McKenna is currently unavailable to stream on-demand, but may be available on Hulu with Live TV depending on regional availability. Try Live TV for …

Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

Teaching composition with the Bach Chorales.

In the old way, you never showed your personal compositions to your composition teacher. So, when Alban and Anton showed up to Prof. Schoenberg's …

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

“On the other hand,” Patel says, “there’s now a growing body of work that suggests that actually learning to play a musical instrument does have …

7 Scientific Self-Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’m one of those weirdos that prefers reading non-fiction books over fiction books any day of the week — especially when it comes to books about …

Self-improvement

Why Music Education Actually Matters

“<i>We favor the inclusion of music in the curriculum on an equality with other basic subjects. We believe that with the growing complexity of</i> …

Wright-Stuff Music » SoundCloud in Music Education

With the advent of podcasting, audio files and scripts are turning out to be an essential teaching tool in music education. This is the main premise …

Musical Training Increases Blood Flow to the Left Side of the Brain

New research suggests that musical training can increase blood flow in the left hemisphere of the human brain.<p>The study by researchers at University …

Study: Music Education Could Help Close The Achievement Gap Between Poor And Affluent Students

Closing the achievement gap between low-income and affluent students could be as simple as <i>do-re-mi</i>.<p>In a study out Tuesday from Northwestern University, researchers looked at the impact of music education on at-risk children’s nervous systems and found that music lessons could help them develop …

A Musical Fix for American Schools

Research shows that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistence<p>American education is in perpetual crisis. Our students are falling ever farther behind their peers in the rest of the world. Learning disabilities have reached epidemic proportions, affecting as many as one in five of our children. …

Education

STEM is incredibly valuable, but if we want the best innovators we must teach the arts

We’ve all heard it before, we are facing another crisis. This time it’s one of mammoth proportions, and not the wooly kind. Public education isn’t making the cut as high-tech jobs across the nation go unfilled. What’s a country to do? Knowing this challenge will only compound with time, policy …

Music Education: What Students Want & Workforce Needs

<i>By: Alexandra Eaton</i><p>“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, and children should be taught music before anything else….I would …

You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.

You went to school so you think you know what teachers do, right? You are wrong. Here’s a piece explaining all of this from Sarah Blaine, a mom, former teacher and full-time practicing attorney in New Jersey who writes at her parentingthecore blog, where this first appeared.<p>By Sarah Blaine<p>We all …

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

The school is seeing results from the experiment.<p>Before IAA became an arts-integrated magnet school, only 17 percent of its third-graders were …

Learning music improves children's abilities and raises their IQs, study finds

S MAG A Berkshire school has found the key to better learning and brighter, happier pupils<p>It’s probably as well Langley Hall Primary Academy doesn’t …

Honor Band and Orchestra Conductors: Illinois Gets It Right

I just returned from the Illinois Music Education Conference, and I couldn't be more pleased. A few years ago I wrote about the importance of …

Teaching