June 12, 2013

Can Spotify, The Echo Nest & Amazon Save Music Education?

Before any of us started to DJ or mess around with a fresh copy of Ableton, we had a burning desire to play with music and create it.  For some of us it started at a young age when we realized how magical it was to listen to your favorite song.  If you were lucky enough to have a music program at school, you could pick up the violin, the clarinet, or something in between and learn the basics of music theory.  This is where I got my start into music making and this is where most of us learned what a scale of notes was.  I’m thankful that I had the chance to learn something on a classical instrument – but these days it isn’t looking very good for our youth.

Music programs are not what they used to be, and when a school undergoes budget cuts, music …