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Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra / Dudamel · Berliner Philharmoniker

Teaching Music: The Learning Disconnect

Brain's Music Pleasure Zone Identified With Reward System Activity In New Study

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer<p>Published: 04/13/2013 09:14 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Activity in certain regions of the brain can predict whether you'll like a new song enough to buy it, whether it's indie rock like Florence + The Machine's "Drumming Song" or experimental electronica …

The Case For The Arts In Overhauling Education

One of the ongoing debates in education is whether so much testing in schools is taking away time for young people to develop their own critical thinking and creativity. At the same time, the White House has talked about the importance of innovation when it comes to staying competitive in the …

Why your brain loves that new song

When jazz legend John Coltrane first heard Charlie Parker play the saxophone, the music hit him ''right between the eyes,'' he once said.<p>According to …

Recycled Orchestra turns garbage into beautiful music

Cateura, in the Santa Ana neighborhood of Paraguay's capital Asuncion, is a slum. The residents live on a massive landfill, picking through the refuse for items to recycle and sell. A place where a violin would be worth more than a house, is, perhaps, the last place you'd expect to find an …

Common Core Standards attacked by Republicans

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>Republicans have launched an attack on the Common Core State Standards, an initiative that more than 45 states and the District of Columbia signed onto but that has been facing increasing opposition in recent months from both right and left.<p>This new effort could …

Principal fires security guards to hire art teachers — and transforms elementary school

<b>By Katy Tur, Correspondent, NBC News</b><p>ROXBURY, Mass. — The community of Roxbury had high hopes for its newest public school back in 2003. There were art studios, a dance room, even a theater equipped with cushy seating.<p>A pilot school for grades K-8, Orchard Gardens was built on grand expectations.<p>But …

The Value of the Arts in Education & Life

Stephanie Milling<p>As a university administrator and associate professor, I frequently interact with parents who visit our campus with respective …

What It Means To Be a Teenager Who Loves Classical Music

As young musicians, most of us have already aged. One violinist I know, who is 16, wears a top hat and breeches to each orchestra rehearsal. Another …

25 Things About Music Teaching and Education

~Download the eBook version: http://db.tt/U3ypKZY<p>A little joke that has traveled around the Illinois music teaching community is my book called <i>What</i> …

Teaching Music...and other daily reflections

Yesterday, I took 13 students to district solo and small ensemble festival. We had learning experiences of all kinds occur. A freshman has the …

Why Do Music Students Have Higher SAT Scores?

8<p>SHARES<p>The figures look so good, it’s no wonder that they’re trumpeted by the National Association for Music Education. “On the 2012 SAT,” the …