young people – Russ Johnson Music http://russjohnsonmusic.com/ Fri, 01 Apr 2022 11:11:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://russjohnsonmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-7.png young people – Russ Johnson Music http://russjohnsonmusic.com/ 32 32 Violinist Ezinma launches nonprofit to make music education accessible https://russjohnsonmusic.com/violinist-ezinma-launches-nonprofit-to-make-music-education-accessible/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 20:34:26 +0000 https://russjohnsonmusic.com/violinist-ezinma-launches-nonprofit-to-make-music-education-accessible/ Ffrom the streets of New York to the Coachella stage alongside the singer Beyonceviolinist Ezinma used his artistry to change the narrative around representation in classical music. The Nebraska native introduces young people from underrepresented groups to the art form through the creation of her Strings by Heart Foundation, ABC7 reported. The classical music genre […]]]>

Ffrom the streets of New York to the Coachella stage alongside the singer Beyonceviolinist Ezinma used his artistry to change the narrative around representation in classical music. The Nebraska native introduces young people from underrepresented groups to the art form through the creation of her Strings by Heart Foundation, ABC7 reported.

The classical music genre has always been dominated by white men. Research shows that less than 2% of instrumentalists in American orchestras are black. For Ezinma, a classically trained musician who has collaborated with artists like Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar and SZA—his journey in the industry is deeper than the music. With every performance, viral video and chord, the artist – whose work sits at the intersection of classical and hip-hop – strives to inspire individuals who don’t often see themselves reflected in space to challenge the status quo and follow their dreams.

She recently launched Strings by Heart; an organization designed to make music education accessible to young people in underserved communities. Through the non-profit organization, young people will have the opportunity to participate in music lessons led by accomplished educators, attend cultural events that will broaden their perspectives, and have access to quality instruments and supplies. . The program was created to use music as a vehicle to teach young people lessons they can apply in other areas of their lives.

Ezinma says her own coming-of-age experiences inspired her to start the foundation. “I remember the isolation I felt as the only black person in the orchestra, sometimes discouraged by my teachers from pursuing my dreams,” she shared in a statement, according to the outlet. “Yet the statistics clearly show that music education plays a vital role in helping children and young adults get on the path to achieving their goals, improving self-esteem and more. children of all backgrounds and communities deserve the chance to experience the joy of classical music and feel like they belong in this world, and what better genre than hip-hop to introduce young minds to the vast potential classical music?” She recently stopped by local Harlem schools to encourage children to join the program.

Although studies have shown that music programs are linked to better academic results, arts education initiatives are often suppressed or non-existent in underfunded schools; illustrating the need for programs like Strings by Heart.

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Canadian research project reveals stark inequalities in music education across our country https://russjohnsonmusic.com/canadian-research-project-reveals-stark-inequalities-in-music-education-across-our-country/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 17:21:00 +0000 https://russjohnsonmusic.com/canadian-research-project-reveals-stark-inequalities-in-music-education-across-our-country/ Would you be surprised to learn that one of our largest provinces last updated its primary music program the year B52’s Love Shack was a hit (1989)? » — Stacey Sinclair, Executive Director, TORONTO, ON, CANADA, Feb. 28, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The report, Everything is Connected: A Music Education Landscape, was led by the Coalition […]]]>
Would you be surprised to learn that one of our largest provinces last updated its primary music program the year B52’s Love Shack was a hit (1989)? »

— Stacey Sinclair, Executive Director,

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, Feb. 28, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The report, Everything is Connected: A Music Education Landscape, was led by the Coalition for Music Education in Canada in partnership with others organizations including MusiCounts, Music Canada, Canadian Association of Music Educators, People for Education and the Canadian Network for Arts and Learning.

The principal investigator was Dr. Adam Con from the University of Victoria with assistance from Dr. Betty Anne Younker and Kyle Zavitz from Western University.

The objective of this study was to map the current structural, economic and social ecosystem that influences music education in Canada and to provide baseline data that can be used to inform future investigations.

Launched before the pandemic in 2019, the study was not designed to describe music education, but rather to reflect the current situation within provincial education systems. Acknowledging the demise of music education through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years, the report is hailed as an important expert resource for those developing education policy and rebuilding cohesive and valued music programming in the basic program.

The report exposes large inequities across jurisdictions, noting that in many cases children in the same school district, or even adjacent schools, have different access to music education. The report raises many issues of concern. For example, why do some schools dedicate one period per week to teaching music while others have three? Why do some schools offer access to a variety of instruments while others lack even basic equipment? Why do some jurisdictions have specialist music teachers and others instead rely on the classroom teacher to deliver the music curriculum?

Some of the key findings of the report highlight:

● Inequalities in music education curriculum requirements across the country.

● Inconsistent access to music education and resources, including relevant and current curricula, instruments, technology, equipment and materials.

● Gaps in programming based on urban versus rural access.

The Coalition has created provincial infographics showing many results. For example, the authors used Billboard Music’s hit songs as a reference for when each province’s music schedule was last updated. Would you be surprised to learn that one of our largest provinces last updated its primary music program the year B52’s Love Shack was a hit (1989)?

Advocating for inclusion, diversity, equity and access, as well as the richness and cultural significance of music education in Canada, we hope this report will serve as a pathway for future policy development and will focus on implementing “policy into practice” in classrooms across the country.

For more information or to read the report, please visit our website. Media can access our media gallery here.

To speak to one of our spokespersons, Dr Eric Favaro (ENG) or David Peretz-Larochelle (ENG/FR) about the report and/or the impact of music education on future generations, please contact : Colleen McCourt, PR & Media Relations, Front Door PR, 705-358-2006, colleen@frontdoorpr.com Stacey Sinclair, Executive Director, Coalition for Music Education in Canada (905) 399-9732 stacey@coalitioncanada.ca

ABOUT THE COALITION FOR MUSIC EDUCATION
The Coalition for Music Education in Canada exists to increase awareness and understanding of the role music education plays in Canadian culture, and to promote the benefits that music education brings to young people.

The Coalition is made up of parents, students, educators, and business and community partners from diverse backgrounds who support music programs in schools and highlight the importance of music education for all young people in Canada.

For more information, visit www.coalitioncanada.ca

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Global Online Music Education Market Outlook to 2027 https://russjohnsonmusic.com/global-online-music-education-market-outlook-to-2027/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 11:33:37 +0000 https://russjohnsonmusic.com/global-online-music-education-market-outlook-to-2027/ Dublin, 16 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Online Music Education Market, By Instrument Type, Session Type, Organizer Type, Learning Type – Forecast to 2027” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Global Online Music Education Market held a market size of USD 130.74 Million in 2020 and is projected to reach USD […]]]>

Dublin, 16 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Online Music Education Market, By Instrument Type, Session Type, Organizer Type, Learning Type – Forecast to 2027” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

Global Online Music Education Market held a market size of USD 130.74 Million in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 421.92 Million by 2027. Online Music Education Market is expected to grow at a CAGR 18.4% over the forecast period.

Online music education is a recent technology in the music education industry. It uses online and internet platform computers to teach, guide and train students. Online music education increases interactivity through the use of videos, audios and graphics. Additionally, children find online learning less intimidating and beneficial since they can ask questions without fear of being judged and can replay and review lessons anytime via recorded videos and audios. Online music education also allows learners to be trained by highly trained industry professionals from any remote location. On the other hand, teachers can also keep track of their students’ data, timetables and other related videos and clips for training purposes, using this platform. The increased use of mobile devices and the growth of digitalization across the globe has led to a surge in demand for online music education over the past few years. The trend of online education and training is here to stay for years to come.

Covid-19 has posed a great challenge to the learning industry. Lockdown across the globe has resulted in the slowdown and closure of all learning and training institutes. In this situation, the online platform for music education is a great help for the students as well as the trainers. It allows them to continue their training in remote areas, without being exposed to the spread of the coronavirus. Additionally, growing awareness of various online trainings in developing countries is expected to drive the market demand.

Growth Influencers

The continued growth in the number of Internet users across the world is driving the demand for online music education

One of the most significant factors fueling the growth of the online music education market is the growth in the number of internet users. This has led to an increase in the demand for online training. The increasing use of technologies such as digitalization, artificial intelligence has further promoted the growth of the use of online music education to a large extent.

Covid-19 resulting in worldwide lockdown

The rising number of coronavirus cases across the world has led to a complete lockdown in various countries around the world. The music industry is extremely affected by Covid-19 as it has affected other industries. In this scenario, online music education gives teachers the belief of place and time. Music professionals can train their students in any remote location, anytime. These benefits offered by online music education have led to an increase in demand and are expected to increase over the forecast period.

Lack of awareness about the availability of online music education is hindering the growth of the market

Lack of awareness regarding the existence and usage of online music education in developing countries is one of the most significant factors restraining the growth of the market. Moreover, the trend of online training has just arrived in developing countries like India. There is a lack of knowledge among parents and students regarding the benefits that the online platform can bring to students, which in turn creates an obstacle for the growth of the market.

Regional overview

On a regional basis, the global online music education market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America.

Asia-Pacific dominates the global online music education market, in terms of growth rate, during the forecast period. The growing number of internet users in Asia-Pacific countries is one of the most important factors behind this dominance. Furthermore, the growing trend of learning music among young people coupled with the high adoption rate of advanced technologies is expected to support the growth of the market in the Asia-Pacific region. While the North America region is expected to capture the largest market share of 34% in 2020, and is expected to maintain this dominance over the forecast period.

Competitive landscape

Major players operating in the market include: Berklee College of Music, The Juilliard School, Lessonface.com, Moosiko, MusicGurus, AAFT School, VIP Peilian, Skoove, TakeLessons, Berklee College of Music, Point Blank, Tonara, Yousician, TakeLessons, among others.

The Global Online Music Education Market report offers insights into the pointers below:

  • Market Penetration: The research report provides comprehensive market data offered by major players
  • Market Development: The report offers a detailed analysis of emerging markets and examines penetration in mature segments of the markets.
  • Market Diversification: The research report offers comprehensive insights into untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments
  • Competitive Landscape Assessment: Mergers & Acquisitions, Certifications, Product Launches, Market Collaborations have been provided in this research report. Additionally, the report also includes a SWOT analysis of key market players.

The global online music education market report answers questions such as:

  • What is the market size and forecast of the global online music education market?
  • What are the inhibiting factors and impact of COVID-19 on the Global Online Music Education Market during the assessment period?
  • What are the products/segments/applications to invest in during the assessment period in the Global Online Music Education Market?
  • What are the technology trends in the global online music education market?
  • What strategies are considered favorable for entering the global online music education market?

Main topics covered:

Chapter 1. Research Framework

Chapter 2. Research Methodology

Chapter 3. Summary: Global Online Music Education Market

Chapter 4. Global Online Music Education Market Overview
4.1. Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.2. Industry Outlook
4.3. PESTLE Analysis
4.4. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.5. Market dynamics and trends
4.6. Assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the growth trend of the market
4.7. Market Growth and Prospects
4.8. Contest Dashboard

Chapter 5. Global Online Music Education Market Analysis, By Instrument Type
5.1. key ideas
5.2. Market Size and Forecast, 2017-2027 (Million USD)

Chapter 6. Global Online Music Education Market Analysis, By Type
6.1. key ideas
6.2. Market Size and Forecast, 2017-2027 (Million USD)

Chapter 7. Global Online Music Education Market Analysis, By Session Type
7.1. key ideas
7.2. Market Size and Forecast, 2017-2027 (Million USD)

Chapter 8. Global Online Music Education Market Analysis, By Organizer Type
8.1. key ideas
8.2. Market Size and Forecast, 2017-2027 (Million USD)

Chapter 9. Global Online Music Education Market Analysis, By Learner Type
9.1. key ideas
9.2. Market Size and Forecast, 2017-2027 (Million USD)

Chapter 10. Global Online Music Education Market Analysis, By Region/Country
10.1. key ideas
10.2. Market Size and Forecast, 2017-2027 (Million USD)

Chapter 11. North America Online Music Education Market Analysis
11.1. key ideas
11.2. Market Size and Forecast, 2017-2027 (Million USD)

Chapter 12. Europe Online Music Education Market Analysis
12.1. key ideas
12.2. Market Size and Forecast, 2017-2027 (Million USD)

Chapter 13. Asia-Pacific Online Music Education Market Analysis
13.1. key ideas
13.2. Market Size and Forecast, 2017-2027 (Million USD)

Chapter 14. Middle East and Africa (MEA) Online Music Education Market Analysis
14.1. key ideas
14.2. Market Size and Forecast, 2017-2027 (Million USD)

Chapter 15. South America Online Music Education Market Analysis
15.1. key ideas
15.2. Market Size and Forecast, 2017-2027 (Million USD)

Chapter 16. Company Profile (Company Overview, Financial Matrix, Key Product Landscape, Key Personnel, Key Competitors, Contact Address and Business Strategy Outlook)
16.1. Berklee College of Music
16.2. The Juilliard School
16.3. Lessonface.com
16.4. Moosiko
16.5. MusicGurus
16.6. AAFT school
16.7. VIP Peilian
16.8. skoove
16.9. take lessons
16.10. Berklee College of Music
16.11. Point Blank
16.12. Tonara
16.13. Yousician
16.14. take lessons
16.15. Other top players

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/y510h1

        
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Santa Maria-Bonita Receives $3.6 Million Gift for Music Education in the Form of Apple Stock | Education https://russjohnsonmusic.com/santa-maria-bonita-receives-3-6-million-gift-for-music-education-in-the-form-of-apple-stock-education/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 03:30:00 +0000 https://russjohnsonmusic.com/santa-maria-bonita-receives-3-6-million-gift-for-music-education-in-the-form-of-apple-stock-education/ The Santa Maria-Bonita School District will be able to increase local K-8 students’ access to musical instruments with an unprecedented donation of nearly $3.6 million given in memory of the local music lover Elizabeth Anne Brooks. The funds were provided by the Brooks Family Trust in the form of 20,818 shares of Apple – each […]]]>

The Santa Maria-Bonita School District will be able to increase local K-8 students’ access to musical instruments with an unprecedented donation of nearly $3.6 million given in memory of the local music lover Elizabeth Anne Brooks.

The funds were provided by the Brooks Family Trust in the form of 20,818 shares of Apple – each valued at $172.79 as of Tuesday – and formally accepted by the district board of directors at their meeting on 9 February.

The Brooks family has requested that the funds be used exclusively for the purpose of encouraging children to learn to play a musical instrument and continue long enough to become proficient, by making instruments available for rental to any student from Santa Maria enrolled in a public school music class. .

Acting Superintendent Matthew Beecher said the district will cash in the shares as soon as they have access to deposit them into the new Elizabeth A. Brooks Music Fund.

“We’re very excited about this and what it means in the long term for our children and their access to instrumental music,” Beecher told the district council.

Brooks, who died in 2012 at the age of 44, was known for her love of the flute as well as other instruments like the piano. She performed in the Junior National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC, and studied flute at Stony Brook State University in New York and the Suzuki Institute of Music in Japan.

Upon arriving in Santa Maria in 2004, she became a member of the Allan Hancock College Concert Band and the Christ United Methodist Church Choir, and was also known to have attended the Battle of the Bands competition at Ethel Auditorium. Pope of Santa Maria High School.

“It was his enjoyment of these performances that led his parents, Martha and Norman Brooks, to honor his memory by directing these resources to support the instrumental music program in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District,” Beecher said.

Board members marveled at the size of the donation for a public school district like theirs.

“This is probably the most gracious and grandest gift I’ve seen of this nature in a public setting like ours – we’re not a university, we don’t have deep-pocketed alumni or anything like that, so the generosity is just amazing,” said board member John Hollinshead.

Upon access to the shares, the district will immediately open an investment account with Fidelity Investments to execute the sale. Proceeds from the sale will then be placed in the Elizabeth A. Brooks Music Fund under the direction of the Santa Barbara County Treasurer.

Funds can also be used to provide access to musical instruments for students around Santa Maria, such as Orcutt.

Board member Ricardo Valencia noted that improving access to musical instruments for elementary students will also greatly benefit the Santa Maria Joint Union School District, where there is already a strong music program. with talented students.

“Now imagine what the possibilities will be for our young people when they get these resources at an even earlier stage in their lives. I get chills just thinking about it” Valencia said.

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Benslow’s Musical Instrument Lending Program Celebrates 90th Anniversary With New Building https://russjohnsonmusic.com/benslows-musical-instrument-lending-program-celebrates-90th-anniversary-with-new-building/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 10:40:34 +0000 https://russjohnsonmusic.com/benslows-musical-instrument-lending-program-celebrates-90th-anniversary-with-new-building/ The new building will provide instrument storage as well as practice space and instrument workshop space. Benslow Music Trust Chair, Judith Weir CBE, officially opened the trust’s new premises in Hertfordshire, UK. The Aston Building is the latest facility for the Benslow Musical Instrument Loan Program (BMILS), which turns 90 this year. The new […]]]>


The new building will provide instrument storage as well as practice space and instrument workshop space.

Benslow Music Trust Chair, Judith Weir CBE, officially opened the trust’s new premises in Hertfordshire, UK. The Aston Building is the latest facility for the Benslow Musical Instrument Loan Program (BMILS), which turns 90 this year.

The new building will provide a safe environment for instruments as well as spaces where students can practice and try out potential loans and workshop space for BMILS’ on-site luthier.

Etta Dainty, Head of BMILS, said, “There should be no barriers for young people to pursue their musical dreams, and at BMILS we strive to make ourselves visible and available to potential borrowers from all walks of life.”

Since its inception in 1932, BMILS has grown to become the UK’s largest musical instrument loan scheme and has facilitated the loan of instruments to young artists for the past nine decades. BMILS has helped several BBC Young Musician of the Year finalists, an RPS award winner and a BBC Guardian Young Composer award winner as well as a variety of academics.

Loans from BMILS’ collection of over 1,600 musical items are available to UK residents aged 7-25 who are currently taking a full-time music course. The program currently serves over 475 current active borrowers who pay an annual loan fee of 5% of the item’s value (bursaries are also available).

You can find more information about the Benslow Musical Instrument Lending Program here.

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Benslow’s Musical Instrument Lending Program Celebrates New Home | News https://russjohnsonmusic.com/benslows-musical-instrument-lending-program-celebrates-new-home-news/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 13:06:05 +0000 https://russjohnsonmusic.com/benslows-musical-instrument-lending-program-celebrates-new-home-news/ The Benslow Musical Instrument Lending Scheme (BMILS) celebrated the opening of the Aston Building over the weekend. Officially opened by Benslow Music Trust President Judith Weir, the new facility offers a supervised and secure environment for the instruments, a test studio, workshop space for on-site luthier Marco Matathia as well as an office and a […]]]>

The Benslow Musical Instrument Lending Scheme (BMILS) celebrated the opening of the Aston Building over the weekend. Officially opened by Benslow Music Trust President Judith Weir, the new facility offers a supervised and secure environment for the instruments, a test studio, workshop space for on-site luthier Marco Matathia as well as an office and a practice space.

The program is available to UK resident students aged 7 to 25 currently in full-time training and following a music education course. With a collection currently comprising over 1600 musical items, including stringed instruments and bows, it aims to inspire confidence in the next generation of string players by lending high quality instruments to students in need. Previous borrowers include BBC Young Musician of the Year finalists, RPS Awards winners, and many have gone on to international solo and chamber music careers.

Etta Dainty, Head of BMILS, said, “There should be no obstacles preventing young people from pursuing their musical dreams, and at BMILS we strive to make ourselves visible and available to potential borrowers from all walks of life.

“To see a young player’s face light up when they first try an instrument of much better quality than the one they had before is priceless! A whole new world of sound opens up.

The opening ceremony also included performances by two BMILS borrowers, 16-year-old violinist Olivia Trezise and 8-year-old cellist Apollo Premadasa.

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The Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme was founded in 1932 by Editha Knocker and Edith Croll. They wrote a letter to The temperature, calling for ‘Good Violins Lying Idle’ to be repurposed for use by promising students whose artistic development was held back by the prohibitive cost of good quality instruments. Their aims were endorsed by leading figures in the music and cultural establishment of interwar Britain, including the eminent conductor Sir Henry Wood. The program currently supports over 475 current active borrowers.

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Music Education and Community Organizations Receive $2 Million in Prizes https://russjohnsonmusic.com/music-education-and-community-organizations-receive-2-million-in-prizes/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://russjohnsonmusic.com/music-education-and-community-organizations-receive-2-million-in-prizes/ the Lewis Prize for Music focuses on organizations that give young people access to music education, strengthen the well-being of their communities, and put music at the center of efforts to establish equity. This year’s winners help young people learn, create and perform in a way that reflects their culture and identity. “By helping music […]]]>

the Lewis Prize for Music focuses on organizations that give young people access to music education, strengthen the well-being of their communities, and put music at the center of efforts to establish equity.

This year’s winners help young people learn, create and perform in a way that reflects their culture and identity.

“By helping music leaders across the country continue their great work, we hope to inspire other partners to work together to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to access learning, performance and transformative musical creation,” a statement read.

The rewards are as follows:

the Accelerator Prize, valued at $500,000, provides multi-year support for sustained progress on ambitious community change initiatives. The recipients are:

  • INTEMPO, in Stamford, CT, is an after-school program and summer music camp that provides opportunities for children to express themselves through classical music. Almost all of the students are of immigrant background, and their new music program at three Stamford public schools is specifically aimed at children who are newcomers/English learners.
  • RYSE Youth Center built the RYSE Commons, a 45,000 square foot youth-designed campus for music, arts, culture and healing in Richmond, CA. It is a place where the integral parts of a wounded and glorious city come to rid themselves of conflicts so that they can seek and create solutions.
  • The Heartbeat Music Project (HMP), in Crownpoint, NM, Navajo Nation, provides free music education and Diné cultural education to Navajo youth. In addition to expanding economic access, HMP is dedicated to disrupting colonial systems that tell young Diné that Western music and instruments are only for the “elites” and not for them.
  • We are culture makers provides high-quality arts/entrepreneurship education to young people of color in Detroit with an emphasis on professional development, strategic goal setting, and artistic integrity.

the Brew Rewardsvalued at $50,000, provides year-long support to leaders and programs creating new musical platforms and pathways in their communities.

  • roots of music creates the next generation of New Orleans musicians, providing year-round music education, academic enrichment and support, healthy meals, and free transportation and instruments.
  • The White Hall Academy of Arts (WHAA) is a South Los Angeles performing arts organization that offers a blend of classical and contemporary conservatory-level training for children and adults.

the Catalyst Prizevalued at $25,000, provides year-long support for leaders and programs with impressive impact and reach.

  • the Media Rhythm Institute (“MRI”) in Baltimore, MD, is a collective of youth media arts programs that inspire young people to explore their passions and build their music and media skills.
  • totemic star in Seattle, WA championed the voice of talented young artists in the studio and on stage through music production, performance and mentorship.

For more information about each organization, click here.

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Big Noise music education program hailed as a success in Dundee https://russjohnsonmusic.com/big-noise-music-education-program-hailed-as-a-success-in-dundee/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 10:39:01 +0000 https://russjohnsonmusic.com/big-noise-music-education-program-hailed-as-a-success-in-dundee/ [ad_1] A music education program aimed at underprivileged communities across Scotland is having “very positive impacts” on children in Dundee, according to a new study. Big Noise Douglas was launched by Sistema Scotland in the city’s Douglas quarter in 2017 and enables young people to take music lessons while building their self-confidence and communication skills. […]]]>


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A music education program aimed at underprivileged communities across Scotland is having “very positive impacts” on children in Dundee, according to a new study.

Big Noise Douglas was launched by Sistema Scotland in the city’s Douglas quarter in 2017 and enables young people to take music lessons while building their self-confidence and communication skills.

A team of academics from the University of Dundee assessed the impact of the program during its early years, interviewing parents, children and school staff.

They concluded that the program not only helped young people from unprivileged backgrounds learn music, but also made them healthier and more complete individuals.



The study found that children’s communication skills improved significantly during Big Noise sessions.

Professor Divya Jindal-Snape, who led the study, said: “Our participants reported that the positive impact of Big Noise Douglas was due to the fact that children had the opportunity to learn music and to enjoy themselves. express in a fun and safe environment.

“The project gave the children access to resources they don’t have at home as well as the chance to be part of a group.

“The children felt a positive impact when they received nutritious food and formed valuable relationships with the staff at Big Noise Douglas.

“We would like to thank the children, parents, school professionals and staff at Big Noise Douglas for their participation in the assessment despite the continued disruption due to Covid-19. “

Approximately 250 P1-P3 children and 92 P3-P6 children from Douglas’ St Pius X RC and Claypotts Castle Primary Schools participate in Big Noise. A Baby Noise group is also lively with preschoolers.

The choice of Douglas as one of Dundee’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods was deliberate. Almost nine in ten people in the district live in areas considered to be among the poorest in all of Scotland.

Other Big Noise projects are taking place in very disadvantaged areas such as Torry in Aberdeen and Govanhill in Glasgow.

According to research, children who participated in Big Noise Douglas were better able to listen, focus, work with others, and build positive relationships.

The program was also praised for the way it adjusted during the lockdown, including hosting one-on-one music lesson sessions – often a child’s only activity outside the home during the months. first days of the pandemic.



Researchers obtained children's feedback by asking them to draw comics
Researchers obtained children’s feedback by asking them to draw comics

The researchers recommended that the Big Noise program in Douglas be extended to high schools in the area.

Paul Clancy, the outgoing boss of child and family services at Dundee City Council, called the project “very important”.

And Benny Higgins, president of Sistema Scotland, is “delighted” with the university’s findings.

He added, “Participating in Big Noise helps participants develop the attributes necessary to become happy and healthy adults, such as self-confidence, social skills and self-esteem.

“We are delighted to build on this achievement and to work closely with the local community and Dundee City Council to continue our work to help more children and youth realize their potential. “

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Rachel Dallas, grandparent of some of the kids attending Big Noise, said, “It’s not just about learning to play an instrument, it’s about coming together.

“They can see their friends, play games and have healthy snacks.

“Big Noise is so good for them – and it’s good for their mental health, too.”



Researchers say the program should be extended to older children as well
Researchers say the program should be extended to older children as well

Sistema was persuaded to bring Big Noise to Dundee through the Optimistic Sound Campaign, founded to honor the aspiration of famed Dundee singer-songwriter Michael Marra to provide a musical education to disadvantaged children in the city.

Campaign Chairman Urban Gaming Guru Chris van der Kuyl said: “Since opening in 2017, Big Noise Douglas has grown steadily, positively impacting young people and families in the local community.

“Optimistic Sound is delighted to have been instrumental in campaigning and fundraising to bring this work to Dundee.

“We are delighted to have played our part in helping children and young people benefit from this meaningful work.”

Jenny Marra, former Labor MP and niece of the late singer, said on Twitter: “Brilliant work at #Dundee by @sistemascotland hand in hand with kids in Douglas.

“Well done to all the kids and staff and thank you to @DundeeCouncil #partenariat. Reach for the stars! “

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Gone Kesh Music singer and songwriter Bishakh Jyoti talks about receiving the national award and his journey https://russjohnsonmusic.com/gone-kesh-music-singer-and-songwriter-bishakh-jyoti-talks-about-receiving-the-national-award-and-his-journey/ Tue, 09 Nov 2021 12:02:00 +0000 https://russjohnsonmusic.com/gone-kesh-music-singer-and-songwriter-bishakh-jyoti-talks-about-receiving-the-national-award-and-his-journey/ [ad_1] MUMBAI: Singer and music composer Bishakh Jyoti who recently received the National Film Award Kranti Darshi Guruji Ahead Of Times as Best Music Director, started his journey with the reality show SA RE GA MA PA from Zee TV, composed music for many albums and films like Gone Kesh, and worked closely with music […]]]>


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MUMBAI: Singer and music composer Bishakh Jyoti who recently received the National Film Award Kranti Darshi Guruji Ahead Of Times as Best Music Director, started his journey with the reality show SA RE GA MA PA from Zee TV, composed music for many albums and films like Gone Kesh, and worked closely with music mainstays like Sajid Wajid and Shankar Mahadevan.

This versatile singer who is currently the Grand Grand Jury of SA RE GA MA PA 2021 and has done more than 500 live concerts in India as well as abroad, speaks candidly about his journey, receiving the National Award and the prospects of to come up.

Bishakh feels humbled and grateful to have received the honor of the national award and shares his joy in stating: “I was totally captivated after receiving this award. I feel really good to become the youngest musician to receive this award. prestigious awards. I usually don’t make music with any expectation of reward, but it is certainly a huge motivation if your hard work is recognized in such an incredible way. I want to thank from the bottom of my heart my director, Mr. Sudipto Sen, who gave me this opportunity to work intensively in this film which won me the prestigious National Award. Coming from a small town, I am really happy to have succeeded in motivating many young people in my town to choose a career in music. Finally, I want to thank the Almighty for being so kind to me like this journey of being a newcomer to the industry facing loads of rejections and humiliations and win today the prize n most prestigious ational, it means a lot to me. “

Speaking of his background, he says: “My musical journey began in 2010 with ZEE TV SRGMP. I had the chance to work with many pillars of the industry like Shankar Mahadevan, Sajid-Wajid and many others which helped me to learn. a lot of things and apart from that my gurus Acharya Sanjay Chakrabarty and Guru Ma Smt. Reshmi Chakrabarty have contributed a lot to my learning part and I am still learning from them.

He has given over 15 digital concerts during the pandemic tenure in 2020. On sharing the impact of the pandemic on a change in the music industry, he said: “I support digital concerts as well as concerts physical on stage. Digital concerts have helped all musicians and performers learn a lot, especially some critical technicalities about music. Covid has helped show great positivity towards learning music online and also helped musicians upgrade both technically and pedagogically because they have so much time in this particular situation. “

Currently he is on the grand jury of SA RE GA MA PA 2021 and feels lucky to be judging alongside Shankar Mahadevan and shares: “I am also lucky to sit as a judge of the JURY on the same reality show this year with my idol Mr. Shankar Mahadevan, who is ZEE TV SRGMP. He is my inspiration and my biggest motivation in this industry. I think he is a great musician. “

Finally, he said, “My wish is that my greatest inspiration, Mr. AR Rahman, can someday sing one of my compositions.”

He has worked extensively in Bollywood, Bengali, Odiya and many other industries and believes that every film and every film score is equally important and essential to him, regardless of the languages. He has many upcoming professional projects and 2 feature films LUCKNOW TIMES and ASMA are on the program.

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Bradford Band Donates $ 9,000 to School Board for Music Education https://russjohnsonmusic.com/bradford-band-donates-9000-to-school-board-for-music-education/ https://russjohnsonmusic.com/bradford-band-donates-9000-to-school-board-for-music-education/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2021 18:45:00 +0000 https://russjohnsonmusic.com/bradford-band-donates-9000-to-school-board-for-music-education/ [ad_1] The Simcoe County District School Board Music Education Program received a boost of $ 9,000 last weekend from Bradford’s band, Ninth Line. The Simcoe County District School Board Music Education Program received a boost of $ 9,000 last weekend from Bradford cover band Ninth Line. Formed in the 1980s at Bradford District High School […]]]>


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The Simcoe County District School Board Music Education Program received a boost of $ 9,000 last weekend from Bradford’s band, Ninth Line.

The Simcoe County District School Board Music Education Program received a boost of $ 9,000 last weekend from Bradford cover band Ninth Line.

Formed in the 1980s at Bradford District High School (BDHS), named after one of the town’s rural roads, the group returned to their hometown to donate to the school board while performing at its first performance since the start of the pandemic at the city’s annual Pumpkin Fest at Henderson Park.

“Ninth Line is where we rehearsed,” said band frontman Jimmy Skerratt. “This is where we made all our noise when we were younger.”

The band – Skerratt, Michael Jack, Joe Brett, Matthew Certosimo and new drummer John Lord – have come together in recent years to perform covers of 1980s rock ‘n’ roll, pop and blues classics. Their original drummer, Peter “Woody” Woodhead, sadly passed away earlier last year.

The group were joined by Holly Reynolds, head of the school board’s music program, Bonnie Black and Bradford District High School (BDHS), and Superintendent Chris Samis for a special check discount on Saturday afternoon.

Through the group’s charity, the Ninth Line Foundation, they donated $ 9,000 to the board of directors so they could purchase software and licenses for remote music lessons during the pandemic. The group also announced their Ninth Line Music Fellowship through the Ninth Line Foundation at BDHS, which was first awarded to a student entering a college music program.

“We always felt great in high school,” Skerratt said. “Music education has always been important to us, and it got us thinking about how we might give back.”

It took about three years for the band to collect money from the funds raised through concerts and merchandise sales.

In the past, the group has used their music to support school programs, purchasing musical instruments to donate to schools and providing scholarships to young people pursuing music studies, through the Ninth Line Foundation.

“The Ninth Line Foundation’s donations to SCDSB have been made possible by all of our friends and family who have attended the band’s concerts and purchased our ‘merch’ since our reunion in 2016, as well as the generous support of Scotto Electric, Bradford Print Shoppe and Borden Ladner Gervaus srl. “

As the restrictions related to the pandemic begin to ease, the band hope to continue performing and further supporting music education at SCDSB and across the country.

“Music isn’t much money anymore and concerts are scarce, we take it where we can,” Skerratt said. “We miss being in front of people. We all appreciate that.”

To learn more about the group and its foundation, visit their Facebook page here.

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