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Media > More Than An Elective: Why Music Education Is Essential
July 12th, 2019

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With budget cuts, a changing curriculum and myriad other factors playing into the modern school day, it may come as no surprise that courses in music, art, vocational trades and more are often on the chopping block, considered as electives [...] more >>

Media > How to stop nagging your child to practise their musical instrument
June 26th, 2019

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It’s 4pm on a Thursday, and your child is on the couch with the iPad. You need to leave for the weekly music lesson in half an hour. You can see dust has gathered on the piano (or the flute [...] more >>

Media > How music lessons can improve language skills
May 15th, 2019

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Study links piano education with better word discrimination by kindergartners.

Media > How To Hit The Right Note When Introducing Music To Your Kids
April 26th, 2019

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Have you heard that listening to music can benefit your baby in a number of ways? Do you relish the idea of sharing your love of music with the newest love in your life?

Media > How music can help your child learn better
February 15th, 2019

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Programs develop children through movement and music

Media > Another Key to Finland’s Success in Music Education: Its Summer Music Festivals
January 4th, 2019

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Finland’s world renowned music education system is a subject of continuing interest among music educationists in Australia. Attention has naturally focused on how music is taught in its school system and how we could learn from some of its ideas [...] more >>

Media > Music of the Spheres; Big Data Meets Big Sound
December 5th, 2018

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Most of us learn by using our eyes. Whether it’s reading or poring over formulas, graphs and charts, it’s a mostly visual experience. Now, professors at Virginia Tech are exploring a new way to add another dimension to teaching and [...] more >>

Media > Taking a Holistic Approach in Music Teaching
August 24th, 2018

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It has long been recognised that Gestalt principles have an important place in music teaching. Whether it is singing or learning to play an instrument, positive and rewarding experiences can come when the teacher is able to fully harness a [...] more >>