Todd Rundgren spoke to the South Bend Tribune about the importance of music education and the Spirit of Harmony Foundation.
Anita Collins, the well-known Australian music educator and researcher, presents the case that music education could raise the country’s literacy scores.
Too many schools and educators are still treating music as background noise, says the executive director of a US music charity. Many don’t realise that even in the smallest doses, the impact of music is vast.
Study after study proves that regardless of socioeconomic background, music-making students do better in school than those who have no music involvement. Whether it is improved spatial-temporal reasoning, which is integral to mathematics, or repetition of tunes and melodies, which is integral to verbal memory, learning, playing and creating music benefits children in many ways.
Is music the key to success? That was the question posed in the Sunday Review of the New York Times in October 2013.
Anita Holford and Dyfan Wyn Owen find out how parents and grandparents can support and champion music education.
In this article on the Musicstage website, Anita Holford and Dyfan Wyn Owen, both parents of a young musician, look at whether learning music really can make a difference to childrens’ futures.
We take it as read that playing a musical instrument or singing is good for the brain, the body and the emotions. But is it all supposition and pseudo-science?
Walter Bitner writes in praise of the wholehearted attention displayed by students who make music, and how it can be applied to other moments in their lives.
Peter Greene, a teacher and writer, recently posted an article on the Huffington Post website where he asks people to stop ‘defending’ music education by pointing to its wider benefits.
Katherine Damkohler, executive director of Education Through Music, writes in the Huffington Post website about the importance of music’s multiplier effects, beyond even it’s impact on academic achievements.
Emma Hutchinson, director and founder of The Music House for Children, discussed the key ways in which music can enhance a young child’s development on the Early Arts website.