Albert Einstein might have said imagination is more powerful than knowledge, but if the school curriculum is anything to go by, knowledge takes precedence when it comes to Australian teaching.
With music therapy, consistency, patience and practice are key.
Music teaching could be left behind in an outdated acoustic age if it does not keep up with technology, an in-depth report says.
The way we have been advocating for music education so far has been built upon well-meaning statements about how music benefits kids. But it needs changing. This is the view of Dr Anita Collins, a widely respected authority in neuromusical
Studies suggest musicians are four times more likely than others to experience hearing loss due to their repeated exposure to loud, prolonged rehearsals and performances.
What if a large number of scientific studies found there was one activity that could improve our cognitive function, help our memory systems work effectively, help us learn language, help us moderate our emotional states, help us solve complex problems