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The Song Room: Using music to bridge the education gap – 774 ABC

Around 75 per cent of primary schools in Victoria don’t have a specialist music teacher. In an effort to bridge the education gap for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Song Room runs classes in these schools. 774 ABC reporter Clare Rawlinson met the students and their teachers, to explore how music improves general education outcomes. […]   Read full article

Performance Strikes A Chord – Shepparton News

More than 600 students from across Greater Shepparton converged at Eastbank Centre to sing their way to harmony yesterday. Read the full article here.   Read full article

The Song Room opens the door – The Australian

The Song Room is a Melbourne-based organisation that takes tailored, quality music and arts programs into schools, especially those with children from disadvantaged or high-need communities. Read the full article here.   Read full article

The Song Room – Leadership In Focus

The Song Room has partnered with a wide range of practicing artists and arts organisations to co-create resources that bring specialist arts education into Australian school to address the gaps in creative learning. Read the full article here.   Read full article

Music is linked to improved literacy scores – Australian Teacher Magazine

The research, Transforming Education Through the Arts, shows learning an instrument by 12 years of age makes the left side of the brain bigger, which has been linked to improved vocal, vocabulary and memory skills. Read the article here.   Read full article

Award-winning school program opens arts and minds – The Australian

AN arts program for indigenous and disadvantaged students has won the World Innovation Summit for Education award for “global innovation in education” and is being lauded as a test case for turning around underachievement, writes Patricia Karvelas. Link to article here.   Read full article

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