An Amazing lesson from Child Music Prodigy- Ethan Bortnick

By |2013-05-31T05:35:53+00:00May 31st, 2013|General|

When we’re talking child prodigies in music, one that springs to mind is a now twelve year old boy, Ethan Bortnick. This little boy is amazing having done more in 12 years than most adults would ever hope to achieve. He’s a certified Guinness World Record holder with the title of “The Worlds Youngest Solo

Learn from the BEST in Music Education

By |2013-05-30T12:29:15+00:00May 30th, 2013|General|

Want to learn from the best in Music Education? Today I just wanted to give you a little ‘Sneak Peek’ at our Virtual Music Education Conference, so that you have plenty of time to plan for it in the next few months. We still haven’t finalized all the speakers just yet... and we are still

Why Music Education is so Important

By |2013-05-02T04:33:06+00:00May 2nd, 2013|General|

We all know that music education is an extremely important part of any child’s education,  otherwise why we would  we teach it every day! But how do you continue to demonstrate it to the community, your school administration staff and parents The answer is advocacy! And in a time of budget cuts, and less money being

Instrument Choices For Young Children In Schools

By |2013-03-06T12:20:21+00:00March 6th, 2013|General|

Recently I had the privilege of talking with a reporter Margie Sheedy from Australian Newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald on the subject of young children learning instruments in school as a compulsory subject. The topic has come about because an independant school in Australia has made learning an instrument a compulsory part of the school

The Benefits Of Music: A Free Music Advocacy Booklet

By |2013-02-08T05:46:22+00:00February 8th, 2013|General|

Core education of the benefits of music in our schools and to the wider community is such an integral part of any music teacher's role. Usually, the wider community are not even aware of the impact that any music program can have on our children and schools- so it's always important to have a swag

New Research: Why It’s Important to Start Music Young

By |2013-02-05T03:12:17+00:00February 5th, 2013|feature, General|

Teachers and Musicians have suspected this for a long time, but now it’s official: “Early musical training can produce long-lasting changes in behavior and on the brain” This statement comes from a recent research study published in January 2013 in the Journal of Neuroscience. In the study, 36 highly skilled musicians were tested. The musician

The Three Big Benefits of Music

By |2013-02-05T02:33:25+00:00February 5th, 2013|General|

Have you ever asked a parent what they would like for their children? When we ask questions like these, generally the answers are something like; I want them to be healthy.... to be happy... to be successful...to have fun! As a parent myself, I believe that music education for my child is right up there

Young Children's Listening: What are they choosing?

By |2013-01-27T01:58:19+00:00January 27th, 2013|Articles, Music Education Articles, Research into the Benefits of Music|

Even very young children now regularly use digital media. Research published in the US, done by Common Sense Media Research, found that nine out of ten 5- to 8-year-olds have access to a computer. Over one fifth of that age group use a computer at least once a day. And, slightly less than that, some

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