Saturday, March 07, 2015

Music: Count Us In - lessons from Australia

"Music puts you in touch with a part of yourself that other things like language and mathematics can’t quite touch. Call it your soul, maybe. I think engaging with music is where I’ve found the most spiritual connection to things and that started at school, being given the opportunity to discover the depth music had to offer" - Gotye
Music: Count Us In (MCUI) is Australia’s biggest school initiative, with more than 500,000 participating students from over 2,100 schools nationwide. Growing in reach and impact since 2007, MCUI exists to support teachers to deliver music in the classroom, addressing a lack of training and experience in this specialist area. Music education has been proven to improve students’ literacy, numeracy, school attendance and confidence. Music: Count Us In brings teachers, parents, students and the music industry together in celebration, as more than half a million people unite to sing the same song at the same time, right across the country.
Music: Count Us In is run by Music Australia and is supported by funding from The Australian Government through the Department of Education.
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