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Music Education Messages for Parents

In early February 2016 I was in Sydney, Australia, speaking to various groups of parents with children learning music. The content of my 45-minute talk included a mixture of music education advocacy and pragmatic advice for supporting their children in the often difficult commitment

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Posted in character, motivation, Music Education, Practice, prep, primary

The Tools for Musical Progress

I’ve just completed a speaking tour in Australia taking in Melbourne, Sydney, Bathurst, Newcastle, Launceston and Ulverstone. My talks were directed to staffs and students – general and music-specific – in school classrooms, assemblies and at conferences. I’d like to share

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Posted in Chunking, Music Education, Music psychology, Pianists, Practice, prep, Repetition, slow practice

Music and People Smart – Interpersonal Intelligence

This series of posts explores connections between music and other Gardner-listed multiple intelligences. This post follows on from a description of Music and Emotional Intelligence, and Music and Intra-Personal Intelligence. What good is math and spelling if the children cannot

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Posted in Emotional intelligence, Multiple Intelligence, Music Education, prep, primary

Music and Self-Smart – Intrapersonal Intelligence

This series of posts explores connections between music and other Gardner-listed multiple intelligences. This post follows on from a description of Music and Emotional Intelligence. Know thyself so that you can be yourself. The final aim is to be. –

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Posted in Emotional intelligence, Multiple Intelligence, Music Education, prep, primary

Music and Emotional Intelligence

This series of posts explores connections between music and other Gardner-listed multiple intelligences. My previous posts discussed  Music and the Body, Music and Nature, Music and Words, Music and Numbers, and Music and Pictures. In 2009 a report from the

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Posted in Multiple Intelligence, Music Education, prep, primary

Music and Pictures

This series of posts explores connections between music and other Gardner-type multiple intelligences. My previous posts introduced Music and Multiple Intelligence; Music and the Body, Music and Nature, Music and Words, and Music and Numbers. Roger Ulrich was involved with

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Posted in art, Multiple Intelligence, Music Education, pictures, prep, primary

Music education in Ancient Greece Pt 1

  My previous posts introduced Music and Multiple Intelligence. Given that my last post on Music and Mathematics caused some discussion, I’ll give the background to my thoughts, beginning with a simple summary of music education in Ancient Greece.   The Ancient

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Posted in ancient greece education, classical greece, math, Multiple Intelligence, Music Education, numbers, prep, primary