A Scandinavian country is achieving great results in its schools by focusing not on competition but on co-operation, writes Mark Sparvell. The international benchmarking convention in Winnipeg, Canada, on March 2 bought together educators from countries whose students do well on international measures of achievement, such as the Program for International Student Achievement (PISA) and … Read more
The Importance of Early Musical Training Oliver Sacks: And you’ll find that even a few minutes of five finger exercises will make functional changes in the brain, so the brain’s response to music in physiological terms is almost immediate although obviously it would take months or whatever to have anatomical changes. But a year of … Read more
There is a growing market for sight-reading exercises. Great to see, but it still comes down to the student doing this activity regularly. I became more than competent at sight-reading from an early age for two reasons; (1) I had an older sister who had lots and lots of music (all originals – there were … Read more
A snapshot of the huge variety of opportunities available at The King’s School.
Updated version (2011) of the handbook outlining what is on offer for students of music at The King’s School, Parramatta.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 4 (UPI) — Classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart may have died from a lack of vitamin D, U.S. and Austrian researchers suggest. William B. Grant of the Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center in San Francisco and Dr. Stephen Pilz of the Medical University of Graz in Austria say in the 18th century, the … Read more
Barry being presented with Alumni recognition from the Chancellor of the University of Sydney (and NSW Governor), her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO Download/Read the Event Programme here