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International choir competitions are increasingly popular. Why?

Unlike competitions for soloists, winners do not receive large sums of prize money or recording contracts. That doesn’t seem to put participants off

August 18th, 2017 | Tags:
 
Free Music Lessons on the Internet: Is There Such a Thing?

For budding musicians who lack the cash, where can one turn to for introductory lessons, whether it is music production or instrumental tuition on guitar or keyboard, just to get started? Conversely, are there teachers out there who are willing [...] more >>

August 16th, 2017 | Tags: ,
 
Seeing stroke recovery through music reminded me why I love my job

Strokestra, a partnership between the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a Hull stroke unit, showed me how important occupational therapy is

August 11th, 2017 | Tags:
 
Musicians react faster, study shows

New research published in the journal Brain and Cognitio suggests that people who play an instrument have faster reaction times.

August 9th, 2017 | Tags:
 
Meditation and music may help reverse early memory loss in adults at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, scientists found that practice of a simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinical memory loss.

August 4th, 2017 | Tags:
 
Kids Who Believe They Can’t Sing Tend to Quit Music Education

Elementary school children who have confidence in their own musical abilities are more likely to continue their music education through middle school, while those with poor musical self-concept are more likely to opt out of music class — regardless of [...] more >>

August 2nd, 2017 | Tags:
 
The Brilliance of a Stradivari Violin Might Rest Within Its Wood

In the violin-making world, two names reign above all others: Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri.

July 28th, 2017 | Tags:
 
Who are today’s Toscaninis – or tomorrow’s?

The maestro was pivotal in classical music’s links with broadcasting: who is following in his footsteps?

July 26th, 2017 | Tags: