The National Association for Music Education in Virginia, USA, has a very useful advocacy resource which gathers together research on 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.
Education policy-makers and schools are adopting an increasingly evidence-based approach to teaching and learning, and the cultural sector needs better evidence about the value of the arts in schools.
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.
A way for USA parents and grandparents to advocate for music education.
Anita Holford and Dyfan Wyn Owen find out how parents and grandparents can support and champion music education.