The Rock ‘n’ Read Project in Minnesota uses proven, research-based strategies which help children to read at their grade level through singing.
‘Music for Change’ 2015-18, is a multi-year programme which enhances children’s early development and improve rates of school readiness among pre-school children in northwest Westminster, an area of multiple deprivation, and it has reported on its first year.
“Music is universal, it is magical, and it is omnipresent. Why would we be okay with our schools not having music?” asks Suzanne D’Addario Brouder in her blog on The Violin Channel.
Levi’s recently announced a long-term initiative to provide young people with access to music education because music education is being cut in schools.
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.
The Full English is a ground-breaking project to create the largest digital archive of English folk songs, dances, tunes and customs.
A way for USA parents and grandparents to advocate for music education.
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.
Guest columnists Dantes Rameau, co-founder and executive director of the Atlanta Music Project based in Georgia, USA, and Aisha Bowden, co-founder and director of AMPlify, the choral program of the Atlanta Music Project write about the value of arts and music to at-risk students.
The Music Makes Me Whole initiative, co-lead by the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) and Classical Minnesota Public Radio, is a grassroots movement to initiate conversations on the importance of music education within communities throughout the state.
In response to the global interest in creative music participation and inclusivity the ICCM, directed by Professor Lee Higgins, aims to provide a global forum