Music education

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Audrey Shida, a beautiful 13 year old girl, has proven that you can learn to play guitar using the video game Rocksmith. Audrey
It's true that classical music isn't what it used to be -- but neither is music in general. It isn't consumed in the same way and its dedicated fan-base is primarily white and old in a country whose population is increasingly neither.
These goals remain central to my teaching whether I'm working with adult students through New England Conservatory's School
What were the challenges Woodhull faced that were different to ones women face today? Which challenges do you believe are
Pianists have increasingly come to understand that collaborative piano is not an escape for a failed solo pianist but is an exciting, rewarding field open to wonderful musicians who love making music and exchanging ideas with others.
Now, with the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act at the end of last year, public schools across the nation are empowered
Four years ago, I created the National Anthem Sing-Along with a dream that all students would understand the feeling of being "united" as a country, as we were in the days, weeks, and months after September 11, 2001.
Now that Memorial Day has sailed past us and the end of the school year is in sight, many families are thinking about how to fill the summer days ahead and keep kids engaged at a time when schedules and routines are disrupted.
Furthermore, classical music accounts for merely 1.4 percent of music sales in the world. Yet, nearly all school music offerings
We know the power of artistic expression, and we know that music is essential to life, growth and our well-being, but do we really know how to share this gift of music?
New York City's acknowledged position as the mecca for arts and entertainment in America means that aspiring artists and performers flock here in untold numbers, willing to sacrifice everything for the opportunity to present their work at the highest levels in their fields.
President Barack Obama passed a law in December that explicitly names music as a subject to be included in K-12 schools under the rubric of a well-rounded education.
While we have the rare opportunity to make arts education shine brighter than ever, we have a long road ahead of us. The arts have been whittled away at in public schools for over two generations, especially in urban areas deeply affected by budget cuts. As a result, we've created an entire generation that is artistically illiterate.
We look at other educationally superior countries and we watch them increasing their music programs including dance (kinesthetic
It is imperative that we not lose sight of the benefits of a well-rounded education - one that fosters creativity and innovation - which is essential for our children's future job prospects and future success in life.
Should experiencing music enrich people's lives? I hope it does, but do those without music or musical enjoyment lack enrichment? If music should challenge people's perceptions of their current reality, is it then wrong for them to peacefully enjoy it?
Here, over twenty years from my last piano lesson, I am lucky to play chopsticks, badly. So you can imagine my excitement
If our public schools are going to truly help their students reach their full potential, they need to be unified in the view that music is a necessary subject in all of our schools.
I think my over-all view is that what we do has such importance and relevance that it will prevail, in a way analogous to the way that young love has such importance that it will always find a way.