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Music Education Works

Research and other information with tons of resources for and about music education.

Preparing for College

Here is a resource that includes performing arts related college search, scholarship search, career opportunities and more shared by YTV board member alum and current Advisory Group member Nancy Bove: Preparing for College  

Teacher Directory

Did you know the YTV web site has a directory of private teachers? Great resource if you’re looking for a teacher and a great opportunity for teachers to have a place to let folks know if they are teaching something related to trad music/dance. Clicking on names will take you to their website or provide […]

Music Participation Is Linked to Teens’ Academic Achievement – music students have higher academic exam scores than their non-musical peers

Instrumentation and Folk Music

This is a look at how we decide whether certain instruments are seen as ‘folk’ or not and how we might come to that conclusion.   English Folk Dance and Song Society article here.

What’s missing in music education?

OPINION: What’s missing in music education? Cultural and social relevance

The Benefits of Playing Music Helps Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity

Brain training is big business. Companies like BrainHQ, Lumosity, and Cogmed are part of a multimillion-dollar business that is expected to surpass $3 billion by 2020. But does what they offer actually benefit your brain? Researchers don’t believe so. In fact, the University of Illinois determined that there’s little or no evidence that these games […]

Longitudinal Study of the Impact of the Arts including Music

A longitudinal study of the impact of the arts including music – NELS:88

Folklore and Folk Songs – Suggestions for Teachers

Written by Jeff Warner and appearing in the Winter 2016/2017 CDSS newsletter.

Making Jam Sessions Great

Helpful article by Dave Firestine, published in the Winter 2016/2017 CDSS Newsletter.

Looking for a teacher?

Young Tradition Vermont maintains a directory of teachers of traditional music and dance . . . and it just got an upgrade! You can now view the list in full, and easily see where a teacher holds classes, and what they teach. Fully linked entries take you right to their website or contact information. Teacher […]

Nurturing musical talent in children

The following was written by Donna Richardson about her experiences as a parent with 3 children who are involved in traditional music.   Thanks to her for allowing us to share here. When I told my kids to “pick an instrument,” I never thought our lives would eventually become consumed by music. I was thinking […]

For parents of young musicians

It can be hard to know where to start when your child expresses an interest in an instrument, or a form of dance you’re unfamiliar with.  The links on this page may be useful in helping to answer frequently asked questions like how to choose an instrument, or at what age music lessons make sense. […]

Camps and Festivals

There are many opportunities for being inspired learning to play, sing and dance in new styles, many close by.  This list includes offerings in Vermont and a few others in NY, NH and Quebec and beyond.  Nation-wide listings of camps and festivals focused on traditional music and dance can be found at Country and Dance Song […]

Teacher Directory

In our efforts to connect young folks with traditional music, here is a directory of music teachers.  We hope to someday have a searchable database, but for now, use the list below to locate a teacher.  Clicking on their name will take you to their website or provide you with additional contact information. This is not […]