The Monday Morning Music Mix -Education News From All Over ~9-14-09

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Today’s Monday Morning Music Mix (grab your favorite heated beverage and “take five”): 

Monday’s Music Quote, Charlie Parker: “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”

The Morning Music News Follows Directly, Standby:

No Child Left Behind: Determining the impact of policy on music education in Ohio:  Dr. Rick Dammers summarizes a research article by Kevin Gerrity that looks into the impact of music education policy in the schools.

Music May Improve Feeding, Reduce Pain in Premature Babies: “As long as there have been babies, adults have crooned lullabies to soothe them. But research suggests music might also help premature infants learn to suckle better and reduce their pain.”  *Hat-Tip: Heather Caserta 

The Significance of Music Education?:  A NEW book by Bennett Reimer that explores significant issues in the past, present, and future for Music Education.  Essays in the book include: “What Music Cannot Do”, “Should There be a Universal Philosophy of Music Education”, “Is Musical Performance Worth Saving?”, and more.  *Hat-Tip: Alex Ruthmann

More music lessons -to improve memory, intelligence and behavior:  An article in the UK Guardian that discusses the National Year of Music that was recently launched…”Learning a musical instrument at school improves children’s behaviour, memory and intelligence, a government-commissioned study has found, as ministers launch the first National Year of Music.”

Drumming up support for music lessons:  An interesting op-ed article that looks into the state of Music Education in Australia…. “In yesterday’s Herald, Gill wrote that it was a disgrace and an embarrassment that large numbers of school-age children do not receive any music education, and called for a change in educating music teachers.” 

*Hat-tips are given at times to show who or where I learned about a article listed in the Monday Morning Music MixHave a great week!

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