As part of TVO's Learning 2030 series, producer Mary Taws spoke with People for Education's Annie Kidder and psychologist Laurel Trainor to discuss music funding in Ontario, and what music teaches us regardless of time and setting. ...
Make Me Music is the newest musical app by developer FeeFiFoFun -http://www.scoop.it/t/feefifofun-news ; Combining free musical play with a wide variety of instruments, toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy creating their own melodies in this beautifully illustrated app.
In 1961, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, the jazz saxophonist best known for his work on Miles Davis’ epic album Kind of Blue (listen here), narrated a children’s introduction to jazz music. Part of a larger series of educational albums for children, this 12-inch LP offered an “easy-going, conversational discussion of the highlights of the jazz story,” highlighting the “major styles and great performers” that began in New Orleans and spread beyond. Included on the album are some legendary jazz figures — Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Sidney Bechet, Thelonious Monk, and, of course, Cannonball himself.
Several educators and policy-makers discuss the value of arts and music education -- during a time when some would like to believe students should only be learning core subjects (i.e. math and reading).
A little music training in childhood goes a long way in improving how the brain functions in adulthood when it comes to listening and the complex processing of sound, according to a new Northwestern University study.
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