Check out this podcast from the NAMM Foundation about the importance and relevance of music in a student's education. Host Mary Luehrsen chats with teachers, parents, students and community leaders who share stories about what they are doing to create music learning opportunities. Live from the Midwest Clinic, this is absolutely worth a listen.
From Popular Science
It is amazing that how body can interpret the sounds that we hear each and every day. This infographic displays how your brain decodes sound waves into recognizable messages for us to process.
In need of some musical inspiration or food for thought? Check out these must-see TED Talks on various topics related to music to get inspired and learn something new!
From an article at Fast Company.
Panos Panay, a founding managing director of Berklee ICE (Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship), wrote a great article about his experience as an entrepreneur with a music degree - not a business one. He says,
Learning how to play a musical instrument and becoming a musician is an exercise in developing good listening skills, experimenting, overcoming repeated failure, self-discipline, and successful collaboration. It is simply impossible to become a successful music professional unless one also masters certain theoretical concepts, develops good presentation and improvisational skills and, ultimately, attains that elusive quality of originality that only comes once fear of failure is overtaken by the desire to acquire a new insight, a fresh perspective, and a unique voice.