Research within the last couple of decades regarding mathematics and its incorporation from an early age caused many countries to reconsider the contents of infants’ education first cycle. Particularly in the United States, our National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) determined to reshape the foundations with the arrival of the new millennium. The NCTM…

Music plays an essential role in every child’s development and it should be introduced to their education regardless of likes or dislikes. Just that natural connection we all feel to our favorite artist, composer, or band, will spontaneously teach children to establish a life rich in harmony and be more willing to cooperate with others…

El Sistema, Venezuela’s cherished youth orchestra and choir training program, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and a student delegation from New York got to experience the musical festivities thanks to a sponsorship from CITGO. 40 students from UpBeat NYC, a “nonprofit organization that provides free musical training for underserved children in the South Bronx,” headed down…

Want to raise money for music programs and help the environment? That’s what Music Matters is doing in Maine. Four business joined forces this summer for the first Music Matters drive in order to raise their goal of $12,000; the efforts will help 12 school communities in Maine keep and support their music education programs.…

You’ve probably seen the video: a classroom full of young kids rocking out to their amazing instrumental cover of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir, never missing a beat. With almost 4.5 million views, the Louisville Leopard Percussionists got the Internet’s attention and became a well-deserved viral sensation. The Louisville Leopard Percussionists are comprised of an assortment of…

A TEDxCanberra talk from October resonates strongly now that we’ve moseyed out of the school year and into summer amid music budget and program cuts—music educator Anita Collins asks what if kids could have musical education before the age of 7? When Dr. Collins pursued her Ph.D., her topic of choice was looking at how…

With summer vacation approaching, there is no shortage of family musical events to experience in and around Boston. Here’s a listing of some of the fun happening soon! July 5th Disney’s Newsies is playing now over at the Wang Center through July 5. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Choreography and Best Score,…

A lovely piece on PRI entitled “Girls Rock Camp saved my life” highlights the account of Erica Flores, the Program Director of Girls Rock Austin and Co-Chair of Marketing and Fundraising for the Girls Rock Camp Alliance, who felt aimless after grad school and moved to Los Angeles to “quit music” before she stumbled into…

Classical music is, in my humble opinion, one of the most sophisticated and polished genres in music. The reason for this is that the music itself is difficult to play. Aside from the musical talent required to perform it however, classical music seems to flow through the body, evoking feelings through its melodic and smooth…