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Finding a voice: the benefits of learning to play music for children with autism

Finding a voice: the benefits of learning to play music for children with autism

GregJohnson January 18, 2012 1

As reported on the BBC News website, interactive technologies and games are becoming increasingly important outlets for autistic children and their families. Tailored to the needs of their focussed perception and tendencies for structure

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Gaza music school shows defiance in troubled land

Gaza music school shows defiance in troubled land

Musicroom January 9, 2012 0

Children living in Gaza have to grow up fast, yet a local music school is working to nurture their talent despite the troubles going on outside. Pupils at the Gaza Music School, totalling 52

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Royal Opera House launches singing teaching programme

Royal Opera House launches singing teaching programme

Musicroom December 9, 2011 0

The Royal Opera House (ROH) is launching a two-year programme to boost teaching skills in singing. Called Voices of the Future, the programme will provide professional development opportunities for music teachers and others who

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Gove promises to protect music education

Gove promises to protect music education

Musicroom December 6, 2011 0

The education secretary Michael Gove has said that music education in schools will be protected despite budgetary cuts and next year’s national curriculum review. Critics have voiced their concerns that the review will push

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ABRSM welcomes govt’s emphasis on music teaching

ABRSM welcomes govt’s emphasis on music teaching

Musicroom December 1, 2011 Comments Off

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) has welcomed the government’s new focus on making sure that teachers are fully trained in delivering music education. As part of the government’s National

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Government launches music education plan

Government launches music education plan

Musicroom November 28, 2011 0

The Department for Education has launched its national plan for music education which promises to change the way in which music is delivered to schools. Titled The Importance of Music, the plan pledges to

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Ukulele performance celebrates new documentary

Ukulele performance celebrates new documentary

Musicroom November 24, 2011 0

A documentary about the return to popularity of the ukulele is coming to Picturehouse cinemas this month with a unique live performance. Mighty Uke: The Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog, by director Tony

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Lloyd Webber donates £3.5m to performing arts school

Lloyd Webber donates £3.5m to performing arts school

Musicroom November 9, 2011 0

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is to donate more than £3.5 million to a performing arts school in London through his organisation. Arts Educational Schools in Chiswick, west London, will use the money from the

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National Youth Orchestra chooses youngest-ever leader

National Youth Orchestra chooses youngest-ever leader

Musicroom October 20, 2011 0

The National Youth Orchestra (NYO) has chosen its new principle violinist, the youngest in its 53-year history. Fifteen-year-old Roberto Ruisi, a pupil at King Edward’s School in Birmingham, will take the reigns for the

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Please help us to help young wannabe musicians!

Please help us to help young wannabe musicians!

John October 17, 2011 Comments Off

TODAY…Music For Kids has just launched a dedicated children’s music section within the musicroom website. It has been designed to introduce young enthusiasts to music and it is specifically targeted at 2 to 10 year olds.

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