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The link between Music and Dyslexia

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Saturday, May 25, 2019,

The link between music and dyslexia

by Marc Wilson / 09 March, 2019

Mick Fleetwood: distinguished drummer and dyslexic. Photo/Getty Images

Musical prowess has spinoffs for people with reading difficulties, not to mention video gamers.

There was a time when I wasn’t a slouch on the video-game front, but newer games are a different cup of bitter failure. Compared with my 15-year-old son, I’m embarrassingly slow at Rainbow Six Siege, for example, a game in the “tactical shooter” genre.

Nor do I shine at Beat Saber, a game that’s remarkably simple in conc...


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Finland's Music Education System

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Tuesday, August 21, 2018,

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Finland’s Music Education System: How It Works

Graham Strahle
 | JUNE 6, 2017

In an earlier article, Music Australia presented an overview of the Finnish school system and how music teaching is delivered by a highly successful network of governmen...


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Children should have more experience playing music, say half of UK adults

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Tuesday, August 1, 2017,
CLASSICAL FM / 1 August 2017, 09:46 By Lizzie Davis In a survey carred out by YouGov, 47 per cent of people surveyed said more children should be inspired to learn an instrument and have experience playing music. The research, which was commissioned by Town Hall and Symphony Hall Birmingham, also found that 39 per cent of UK adults thought music should feature more prominently on the school curriculum. By contrast only 11 per cent thought ‘classical music is too often dumbed down’. ...
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Key of life: music gives children academic edge and social skills

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Friday, April 3, 2015,

By: Emma Cowing


IN THE summer of 2003, a community newspaper in Toronto carried an advert offering free weekly arts lessons to six-year-olds. For 36 weeks the children attended classes at the Royal Conservatory of Music in the city, where half were taught to play keyboard, and half were given drama lessons.


Before they started they were given IQ tests, alongside a group of six-year olds receiving no arts lessons at all. At the end of the year, their IQs were tested again. For the children learn...


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