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Media > New study aims to improve quality of life for seniors with music
February 6th, 2019

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Researchers from Germany and Switzerland have teamed up to investigate the effects of music on the brains of elderly people. DW talked to the research leader about the challenges and possible outcomes of the study.

Media > How music is transforming the lives of children in Uganda
February 1st, 2019

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Isha Ranchod talks to Alison Balsom about how Brass for Africa is giving Ugandan children the opportunity to play music together

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 Minds Matter: New helpline aims to lend an ear to musicians in need
December 28th, 2018

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Callers to a new helpline can connect with therapists and receive advice on issues like debt and welfare services

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 > Music Therapy Offers an End-of-Life Grace Note
November 16th, 2018

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At 90, Beverly Herzog is writing songs for the first time.

Media > The part of my dad that dementia can’t take
October 31st, 2018

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Even as her father’s dementia makes communication difficult, he adores singing. Our reporter learns he isn’t alone – and research has found music may be key to understanding the brain.

Media > How To Make It In The Music Business Today: Improvisation All The Way
October 24th, 2018

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Being a professional musician takes practice—lots of practice. But those looking to make a steady living as a musician have to pay much more attention to the networking and management aspects of their careers than they used to.