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    New music institute launched in Madrid


    ‘Musical Arts Madrid’ puts chamber music at the core of its teaching programme

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    UK primary music education is a lottery. Here’s how to help


    Thomas Kemp writes about how getting involved with local schools gave him an insight into giving children an initial musical spark

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    German music schools report 14 per cent rise in student numbers


    The number of young people learning musical instruments in Germany has risen by 14 per cent in the past decade, according to new figures released by the Association of German Music Schools (AGMS). A total of 920,000 students are currently involved in music education programmes, compared with ...

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    UK study to assess cultural value of Sistema music education project


    Researchers based at the University of East Anglia are to examine the cultural value of projects inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema music education programme. The study will focus on three projects across England: In Harmony Newcastle Gateshead, Sistema in Norwich and In Harmony Telford Stoke. ‘The value ...

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    Should all performers learn how to teach?


    Performance degree students should put all their energies into becoming great performers, and leave learning teaching skills to their music education counterparts – right? Wrong, say Cornelia Watkins and Laurie Scott, authors of From the Stage to the Studio: how fine musicians become great teachers. In an exclusive article in ...