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Soundfly – a new kind of music school for today’s musician

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-fubeloWxE] In a co-working space in Brooklyn, New York, Ian Temple and his team – including remote working colleagues in LA, Montreal, Georgia and North Carolina – have been developing a platform designed to help today’s musician develop their skills and their business. Soundfly offers a range of cross-genre and cross-skills-set courses, many free,…

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Is music good for my child?

Guitar class, Education Through Music

We all know, instinctively, that music is good for us, and for our children. And despite the continuing cuts in funding, those responsible for our education systems across the world still tend to prioritise music above other arts. References are often made to music’s ‘instrumental’ benefits – improving academic achievement, personal development, and life skills.…

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How parents and grandparents can support and champion music education

Music students

We’re all aware that music is good for children and music can keep people happy, healthy and mentally fit  throughout their lives – and there’s evidence to back it up. But with threats to arts and music education funding in many countries, what can families of young musicians do to make sure the current generation of young…

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Be healthy, happy, and mentally fit – make music!

Mindsong - music in care homes

We take it as read that playing a musical instrument or singing is good for the brain, the body and the emotions. Great minds such as Plato, William Shakespeare, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Hans Christian Andersen have said as much, not to mention notable musicians as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Ludwig van Beethoven and (ahem) John…

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YOUNG PEOPLE AND MUSIC EDUCATION Music Education in Wales – a warning for England? (Music Education UK, June 2011) A land with less music? (Sounding Board, May 2011) – the music education review in Wales Musical Futures (Sounding Board) – the government’s Wider Opportunities scheme Making the connections(Sounding Board) – Youth workers, community musicians and…

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