Update: March 17, 2020 Please check our individual member school’s websites for the latest information. As of today most of the Non-profit music schools have suspended classes, including VSO SoM, Continue Reading →
A piano teacher looks at what it takes to succeed in music, why parents should care, and what they can do to help their kids. (This article applies to much Continue Reading →
A reminder to everyone that the deadline for registering for Spring exams for this June 2013 is March 5, 2013. The Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) has a brand new Continue Reading →
iSCORE is a web-based learning portfolio that has been tailored to meet the needs of music teachers and their students. Generously supported by the Government of Canada through the Department Continue Reading →
A just-published study from Canada suggests early music education stimulates a child’s brain, leading to improved performance in an entirely different arena – verbal intelligence.“These results are dramatic not only Continue Reading →
2 hours? 4 hours? 8 hours? 12 hours?How much is enough?Is there such a thing as practicing too much?Is there an optimal number of hours that one should practice? What Continue Reading →
From the Globe and Mail Saturday March 26 When New York’s famed Carnegie Hall decided the United States’ patchwork of state music programs should have a national system to unite Continue Reading →
Another fascinating short from Sir Ken Robinson. This short video explores the epidemic of ADHD, how it may be caused the use of irrelevant outdated educational models, how standardization and Continue Reading →
In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.
Emotion and meaning in music. Food for thought…Leonard Bernstein teaching at Harvard. From ‘The Unanswered Question’ lecture series.