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

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, ranging from … Continue reading Soundfly – a new kind of music school for today’s musician

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Musicstage – Article Profile – Are hierarchical attitudes to genre holding young people back?

Anita Holford and Dyfan Wyn Owen find out if young people are being short-changed by genre bias in music education - latest article for Musicstage. Photo credit: BBC and Guy Levy. Source: Musicstage - Article Profile - Are hierarchical attitudes to genre holding young people back?

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Is music good for my child?

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. … Continue reading Is music good for my child?

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How parents and grandparents can support and champion music education

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 … Continue reading How parents and grandparents can support and champion music education