education

155 Posts
Music can help lift our kids out of the literacy rut, but schools in some states are still missing out
The 2005 National Review of School Music Education found many Australian students missed out on music education, with massive disparities between states. In 2020, our research for the Tony Foundation found the same issues, despite the fact that the Australian
Read more
Teaching music online in the pandemic has yielded creative surprises, like mixing ‘Blob Opera’ and beatboxing
Learning to make music is a full mind-and-body activity. Whether teaching how to play a musical instrument, or how to sing, teachers rely on learners’ physical cues to help them progress — cues that are often obscured either by watching
Read more
Why you need to embed music into every lesson
Involvement in music fosters important life skills – but too often, it’s relegated to the bottom of the list, say these teachers
Read more
How music can help kids learn literacy skills
From hearing lullabies to the sing-song lilt of a parent’s voice, babies form strong connections with their caregivers through sound and song. Think about the way we instinctively bounce or rock fussy babies.
Read more
‘He touched a nerve’: how the first piece of AI music was born in 1956
Long before Auto-Tune and deepfake compositions, university professor Lejaren Hiller premiered a concert recital composed by a computer and became an overnight celebrity
Read more
The importance of tertiary music education
Ask music companies what they’re looking for at job interviews, and different elements are brought up.
Read more
6 Reasons to Take Music as Your Minor
Getting a minor comes with so many benefits. For starters, you have to take up fewer classes because the credit requirements are lower than those for a major. What’s more, it’ll double your potential career options or, at least, allow
Read more
Juilliard Must Modernize, or It Will Disappear
A Juilliard-trained violinist argues that more innovative education at music conservatories could reverse classical music’s decline in the face of pop culture
Read more