Bennett Reimer, Nu Professor Who Boosted Music Education, Dies At 81

Northwestern University Music Professor Bennett Reimer

Any graduate student in music would read Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, and then eventually theyd read Reimer, Freer said. I would venture every single person who is certified to teach music education in the U.S. has read something that Bennett Reimer wrote. Mr. Reimer wrote about 25 books, including widely used music textbooks for elementary-age kids. He was a hero to many music teachers.
For more information, visit http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/music/23888237-421/bennett-reimer-nu-professor-who-boosted-music-education-dies-at-81.html

Good music education only ‘for minority of pupils’

Schoolboys playing brass

All too often children were missing out on the whole-class instrumental teaching which they are funded to receive through music support networks called hubs, said the report. It comes a year after a mass reorganisation of music support services in England under the government’s Music Plan. About 150 local authority music trusts were re-shaped into 120 music hubs. These included music trust staff, voluntary groups and private firms who provide music services to schools in specific areas. ‘Zero hours contracts’ When the government announced the shake-up it said music funding would increasingly be targeted at the less well-off in a bid to close a “musical divide between rich and poor”.
For more information, visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24942737

‘Quality music education should be a universal right’

From Hindustani classical to carnatic; one can find a guide to teach any genre of music. However, western music as a genre is seldom explored; and Nerul based Bela Peshattiwar tried to popularize this genre among children as well as grownups in Navi Mumbai. Bela, an acoustic pianist from Nerul, has dedicated over 15 years as a Piano and Electronic Keyboard teacher. She is an affiliate of the Trinity Guildhall School of Music, London. She focuses on training students in Western music and she is the only one to include ‘Rock N Pop’ as a genre in her teachings. She attended the Music Learning Live!
For more information, visit http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/music/news-and-interviews/Quality-music-education-should-be-a-universal-right/articleshow/26618904.cms

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