French election: Macron promises music education from 3 months old

French election: Macron promises music education from 3 months old


norman lebrecht

March 25, 2017

The slogan is  Avec la musique, dès l’âge de trois mois, tous égaux !

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  • John Borstlap says:

    But of course:

    “…… l’orthophoniste Béatrice Sauvageot a souligné le pouvoir réparateur de la musique sur la plasticité cérébrale.”

    Music has a profound influence on the plasticity of the brain. So, children don’t have to be musical to experience the benefits of music, either by listening regularly or by playing. But what music? Surely it should be, in the first place, art music, i.e. classical music, beginning with easily accessible types.

    In Germany there are educational projects for children and youngsters with Klangkunst, to get younger generations infected with aural experiences which consist of pure noise. As we know, children do indeed like that, as they produce Klangkunst most of the time, unaware of their cultural inclinations. But music is something else, so it is to be hoped that in France, they will not follow the desastrous German example, which is an attempt to create new audiences for the genre of pure sound, so that they will get imune to music which is the competition.

  • Edgar Brenninkmeyer says:

    Would this idea could be applied to Wall Street traders and bankers. The world would be a better place…

  • Tom Arthur says:

    I’m in my seventies and am certain that my responses are quicker that most other people around me and can only believe that learning to play an instrument before I was ten has been responsible for that.

    • John Borstlap says:

      I’m sure that is the case. And compare that to people in their thirties who have absorbed rock, hiphop, heavy metal, prunk and frunk when young, and they move around like zombies. Congo drumming however, appears to stimulate a springy tread, also in elderly people.

  • MIke Schachter says:

    Why so late?

  • Le Gall says:

    Macron est un pur imbécile, un pauvre type…Un produit sponsorisé par des gens richissimes qui détestent la France chrétienne.

  • pooroperaman says:

    ‘French election: Macron promises music education from 3 months old’

    Alongside massive rises in taxation, presumably. That’s bound to help his cause.