From Scotland to Canada, four musicians and an artist came together during lockdown to create a song to raise funds for Medecins Sans Frontieres, to help the worlds most vulnerable people.
‘It is time to start to have a different value system. It would be a system that valued not just the outward but things that make us function well as people. No longer should the health of a society be valued by its GDP but by its GNC (Gross National Care)…’
‘We will need to be the Phoenix that rises from the flames – may our plumage be kindness, astuteness, carefulness and long-sightedness. These would be golden feathers indeed.’
A song for Extinction Rebellion: ‘If enough of us give our voices then the pressure builds on the systems of power to take notice and accelerate change for the better.’
Teenagers who are absorbed in healthy “passions” tend not to be causing trouble. Abi Rooley-Towle concludes her series on music education as a skill that extends far beyond academic box-ticking
Part 3 of Abi’s series on music education: ‘If the early years are the roots of the ‘musical learning tree’, then this next stage develops the all important stem, where unconscious and conscious intellectual learning begin to blend together’.
We all have a voice, Abi Rooley Towle describes how children’s education can benefit by introducing song from the earliest years.
Music education is in trouble in Scotland, music teacher Abi Rooley-Towle proposes radical rethinking to create a music curriculum fit for the 21st century