Interesting Research: Being Cool at School: Social Status and Music

Have you got a classroom full of Black Stylists and New Traditionalists? Or is it more a mix between Club Kids, Hard Rockers and a few Musical Omnivores? This rather interesting way of dividing up the musical tastes of high school kids comes from researchersRead more…

Kids and their iPods:Changing the way Children Listen

We’re not used to really big numbers in music teaching and 300 million is a really big number! It’s the number of iPods that have been sold since their launch about 10 years ago. A game changing bit of technology: not least because, through iTunes,Read more…

Music Classroom Wish List

What are the most effective $$$’s you’ve ever spent in your music classroom? Perhaps it was what everyone seems to have on their mind at the moment- technology! An iPad or an interactive whiteboard or maybe it was a set of xylophones that your studentsRead more…

“Musical Intelligence”: Applying Howard Gardner’s Theory to Music Education

It has been almost thirty years since Howard Gardner published his landmark work, Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gardner transformed the educational community in the United States and around theRead more…

Top 10 TED Talks For Music Education

The nonprofit conference program, TED, aims to bring together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Talks from TED’s two annual conferences have included the creative talents of musicians as well as innovators who have channeled music as their life inspiration. The following videoRead more…

Benefits Of Music Education

Here are Three Powerful Reasons why children benefit from music at young ages. There has been loads of research recently about the benefits of music education for young children. Some of this has been undertaken by the Australian Music Association, and is being promoted throughRead more…