Music Education

The Brian Lehrer Show

Fighting Poverty with Music Education

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

As the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela arrives for its Carnegie Hall residency, Tricia Tunstall, author of Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music, talks about how the music education program "El Sistema" blends music and politics. 

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WQXR Features

El Sistema Branches Out, Takes Root in Flatbush

Sunday, March 20, 2011

In Venezuela, a national program called El Sistema provides music education for some 300,000 at-risk youth. Increasingly, like-minded programs are sprouting up across the United States, with one project taking root in New York City.

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Lessons on Your Laptop

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A YouTube video that teaches the guitar part to “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses has been viewed more than 4 million times. Online music lessons like this one have become common, but some argue they lack quality control. We explore the effectiveness of e-teaching. Also, jazz guitarist Raúl Midón talks about his transition from session singer to singer-songwriter and performs live.