Part of the Triple J ‘What is Music’ series. Does listening to classical music make you smarter? The BBB Team focuses on teaching educators to always think critically about common concepts or theories. It is so easy for us to assume that something we have heard of A LOT must be true. This video looks […]
We at BBB have always believed that music education does something “else” for students. This video, from one of our favourite researchers, Dr Nina Kraus, talks about how a musicians brain differs from that of a non-musicians. What we have always found most pertinent about this video, is that she states how a musicians advanced […]
Inspiring our students to practice. Something we all know is easier said than done. Explaining to our students WHY practicing is so important can be even harder. Here’s a great video that you can share with your students to explain to them HOW practicing makes them better. It’s a visually engaging video and it can […]
Lockdown or not, getting your students to understand the important role music learning is playing for them can be really difficult. Sometimes it’s even harder to get this message across to their parents! Here is a great resource you can use to inform your students and their parents of the benefits of music learning on […]
Sound is made up of a number of different “ingredients”, as our favourite researcher Dr Nina Kraus explains below. Understanding the different ingredients and how the brain processes them can help us when approaching certain learning difficulties that may be associated to hearing, such as dyslexia. Check out this video and think about how you […]
Students learning at home for the next few months? We all know that getting your students to understand the importance of reading can be difficult. A lot of students would rather play things by rote and be done with it. But we now know how reading music reinforces that “Symbol to Sound” system. This extra […]
Music and physical fitness has far more similarities than people think. In this video, Dr Nina Kraus discusses the similarities between music and sports at the 2018 SoundHealth Music and Mind conference. We don’t think that every child should become a professional athlete. Likewise, we don’t believe every student should become a professional musician. We […]
Dr Nina Kraus discusses if musical talent is something we are born with or taught.
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