Previous Next The Music Access Society offers music education to low income and at-risk children in the community. If we keep local children and youth who otherwise would not be able to afford such program, involved in great activities, they will stand a much greater chance of staying on the right track, said founder Anne Guite. To help fund its activities, the society is hosting a fundraiser on Dec. 8 at Bobs Bar and Grill, 27083 Fraser Hwy. In addition to the food, there will be entertainment with the band Soft Focus, old-time fiddlers and more. As well there will be a silent auction and meat draw. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children (free for babies).
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What is the value of higher education music?
Rahman was also gifted customized gold-plated JBL headphones by Harman International CEO Dinesh Paliwal during his visit to the store. Harman had named Rahman its India Brand Ambassador for JBL by Harmans multi-year campaign. Rahman, who founded KM Music Conservatory, a higher education institution focussed on music in 2008, said his efforts in setting up the music school has inspired people in India to understand that education of music is very important. If a kid in a family of doctors wants to study music, it is his right to demand that and come to a school like the K M Conservatory, he said. Rahman added that he had been offered to open similar music schools beyond Indias borders in countries like Dubai and Malaysia but said he still needs to perfect the concept in India. On whether he has plans to set up a music school in the US, Rahman said he might look at the possibility in future when he has more free time in hand. You cannot set up a school and let someone else manage it. You have to be passionate and be involved all the time, get constant feedback.
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Rahman bats for proper music education for kids
4 December 2013 A roundtable discussion was recently held at the Royal Academy of Music in order to discuss the current status and value of music in higher education. A panel comprising senior figures from higher education, sixth form education and the arts industry met to share their ideas and opinions on the topic. In some areas, the position of music in higher education looks promising: Ucas applications to study music rose by 3.5% in 2013. However this was not matched by the number of prospective higher education music applicants, with A-level music entries down by 7%. Those applying for higher education courses are under more financial strain than ever before, and consequently there is a great deal of pressure to opt for facilitating subjects those which will open up the widest possible range of careers for the student. Participants in the roundtable discussion agreed unanimously that studying music at higher education level provides a superlative set of transferable skills, making a music graduate highly employable.
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