Links and Articles
Scientific studies and projects have historically supported and continue to support the benefits of music education. However, the ways which kids are learning and listening to music has dramatically changed. As budget cuts are driving music programs out of schools, technology is transforming the way students learn. Old and unused pianos are being dumped, abandoned, neglected, smashed and event burnt, while
public piano campaigns like "Play Me, I'm Yours" are bringing communties together across the world.
Changing Keys was developed with this research in mind as well as the struggles faced by school music departments and the culture of today's youth.
Benefits of Music Education & Piano Lessons
Sorry, Kids, Piano Lessons Make You Smarter
The Benefits of Music Education
20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools
National Association for Music Education
The Importance of Music Education
11 Facts About Music Education
Music Education’s Benefits Are Hard to Ignore
Using Music To Close the Academic Gap
Music Education Could Help Close The Achievement Gap Between Poor And Affluent Students
Struggles Facing Music Education Today
Atlanta schools cut music teachers
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Why is Music Education in Britain so Poor?
Rhythm and Bruise: How Cuts to Music and the Arts Hurt Kids and Communities
The Huffington Post
This App Will Teach Your Kid To Play The Piano
These days, developers are trying to create video games to teach just about everything. It seems pretty clear that learning through digital play can be extremely effective. So there’s a race on to build the best apps and games to teach each and every subject. I recently tested an iPad app designed to teach music and I was reminded of a few key things we should all keep in mind about learning through digital play... More
Music education is out of tune with how young people learn
By focusing on exams, and undervaluing informal approaches to music, we are preventing young people reaching their full musical potential...more
Sound of Silence: Music education also hard hit by by budget cuts
The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts
Music Education in Crisis
National Educational Music Company
County elementary schools go without music education
Public pianos going year-round thanks to
Piano. Push. Play.
'Play Me, I'm Yours' Project To Arrive In Mesa
Hacking Keys for the City to make a looping piano
Community Piano Projects
Learning Music Today
Public Piano Projects
Too Many of You Quit Piano Lessons, And Now Dumps Are Overflowing with Old Pianos
Will Your Piano End Up in the Dump?