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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> …

30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers

February, 2014<br>I just noticed that it has been a year since my last list of iPad apps for teaching music. Several new interesting music apps have seen …

Musicians spot mistakes more quickly and more accurately than non-musicians

New research has shown that individuals who play an instrument are more capable at identifying errors and correcting mistakes, and that these …

How Music Could Make You a Rocket Scientist

There is a very strong correlation between childhood engagement in the creative arts and measurable success later in life, researchers at Michigan …

Music: It's in your head, changing your brain

Michael Jackson was on to something when he sang that "A-B-C" is "simple as 'Do Re Mi.'" Music helps kids remember basic facts such as the order of letters in the alphabet, partly because songs tap into fundamental systems in our brains that are sensitive to melody and beat.<p>That's not all: when you …

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 …

KU research establishes link between music education, academic achievement

LAWRENCE <b>—</b>University of Kansas researchers have confirmed what decades of anecdotal evidence and national research suggested: Increased music …