Small, rural primary school at Yahl in South Australia transformed by music.
Don’t stop the music – Australian TV series featuring Anita Collins
‘Don’t Stop the Music’ an Australian TV series looks at the value of music education with Dr Anita Collins, and follows the progress of Guy Sebastian and James Morrison as they mentor disadvantaged children in Perth, Australia.
Gary Numan on pushing the limits of technology in music
Musician Gary Numan has described how his autism has benefited his music, in an interview about his Tech Legend award from the consumer tech lifestyle
How music is transforming children’s lives in Uganda
Brass for Africa was founded nearly 10 years ago to help disadvantaged children in Uganda to discover self-confidence and pride within themselves from playing together in a brass band.
Eddie Van Halen on the importance of music education
CNN interviewed rock star Eddie Van Halen recently, about his work with Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a group that helps get instruments to economically-disadvantaged young people. In 2012, Eddie Van Halen donated 75 guitars from his personal collection to students in low-income schools.
Thank you – 12,000 visitors! *update – 18k at end of week!
In a break from our usual posts, we wanted to thank everyone who’s shared our posts over the last couple of years and particularly those who’ve helped
Principal fires security guards to hire art teachers — and transforms school
A primary school in the States was ranked bottom in its state and plagued by violence – until a new head got rid of the security guards and invested money in the arts.
Music with young people in challenging circumstances
Stories/case studies written by Anita Holford and featuring music work with young people in challenging circumstances, supported through Youth Music’sMusical Inclusion programme. If you’re involved in working with young people through music and/or reaching young people who may be disengaged from learning and from life, then these stories will be of interest. To read more, click anywhere on this excerpt.