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  1. 23 May 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    The trouble with teaching music in our schools

    Music instrument teaching in schools faces cultural and structural challenges, despite its proven benefits, according to University of Melbourne research.

  2. 3 March 2017 - Go Figure

    Tone deaf? Why you can still hit the right notes

    Tone deafness is a recognised condition where you cannot distinguish between different musical pitches or tones. But it needn't stop you enjoying your music.

  3. 5 December 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Stuart Greenbaum: Composed at 50

    As Stuart Greenbaum, one of Australia's most widely-performed composers, reaches a milestone birthday he discusses music, the meaning of life, and silence.

  4. 29 November 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Piano men: When a mentor meets a prodigy

    There are seven decades between them but pianists Kevin Suherman and Professor Max Cooke share a unique musical bond.

  5. 27 September 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Music performance anxiety ... and how to beat it

    Dr Margaret Osborne experienced music performance anxiety as a teenager, and now works with musicians at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music on theirs.

  6. 20 September 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Monique diMattina: ‘I wanted to be the best jazz piano player ever’

    Singer/songwriter, radio personality and in-demand session pianist Monique diMattina discusses her life and upcoming performance at the Big Blowout festival.

  7. 29 August 2016 - Under the Microscope

    All we are saying is give beats a chance

    World-renowned drummer David Jones discusses meditation and music in the run-up to his Peace Lounge series of concerts at the Victorian College of the Arts.

  8. 25 August 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Instrumental reward of the harpsichord

    Dr Erin Helyard has been praised as a virtuosic soloist as well as an inspired and versatile conductor. Here he talks opera, harpsichord and music education.

  9. 30 June 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Womin Jeka: A choir with the desire to inspire

    Sopranos Deborah Cheetham AO and Shauntai Batzke are leading a unique choral performance at the University of Melbourne of a song in the Woi Wurrung language.

  10. 13 June 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Music therapy from woe to go to AO

    Denise Grocke initiated Music Therapy as a discipline in Australia in the face of stern opposition, and is being celebrated with the Order of Australia