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.
New music education research from the USA claims that children who have confidence in their own musical abilities are more likely to continue their music education than those with a poor ‘musical self-concept’.
A year-long impact study finds that Noise Solution’s fusing of informal music outreach and digital narrative work is “Statistically significant” in impacting on the wellbeing of participants in challenging circumstances.
According to new research by Music Generation – Ireland’s national music education programme which aims to ensure that children and young people, regardless of their background, have access to music education – young people don’t have to be the next Mozart to gain benefits from music education.
Music in Mind is Rhythmix’s innovative music making programme which aims to enhance the life chances of young people aged 11-to-18 years with mental health needs.
“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.