International Teach Music Week is observed every year during the third week of March all around the world. This year, it takes place from March 20 to 26. The week encourages music lovers, musicians, and music schools to take up new students and introduce them to the world of music. Oftentimes, the first step is the hardest to take and celebrations such as International Teach Music Week ensure that those who are keen on learning music, find the right guidance to get started on their journey. This is a splendid time to step up for the music community. Happy International Teach Music Week to everyone who has shared the joy of music.
History of International Teach Music Week
International Teach Music Week was observed for the first time in 2014. This week-long, annual celebration invites musicians, music schools, music stores, and other music organizations to offer a free lesson or classes to new students. The lessons are made available to both adults and kids. Since its inception, International Teach Music Week has been celebrated in more than 1,000 locations in 15 countries, including the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, India, Ireland, Japan, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Netherlands, Philippines, Switzerland, and the U.K. Music truly binds us like none other!
International Teach Music Week is the brainchild of the Keep Music Alive organization. Vincent James, the co-founder, said that his organization was thrilled to partner with music and arts, and teach more than a million music lessons each year. Their commitment and dedication to music education advocacy have been applauded by many as they continue to teach as many students as they can.
Keep Music Alive is a national non-profit on a mission to help more kids and adults benefit from the educational, therapeutic, and social benefits of music. To support this mission, they started two international music holidays; International Teach Music Week and Kids Music Day! Apart from music lessons, charity concerts, performances, and concerts are also organized during International Teach Music Week. Music is not only fun, it is known to play a crucial role in our emotional well-being as well. Music therapy has proven beneficial to our health and it is also known to relieve stress and anxiety.
International Teach Music Week timeline
The oldest degree-granting music school in the world is founded.
The music streaming platform is founded.
One of the biggest awards in the music industry debuts.
The nonprofit is founded by Vincent James and Joann Pierdomenico.
International Teach Music Week FAQs
How do you teach music creatively?
Keep it short and sweet, rely on themes, teach music your students enjoy, encourage interaction, and introduce friendly competition.
What skills does a music teacher need to have?
As a music teacher, you need to have the organizational skills to keep track of assignments, progress reports, program budgets, and lesson plans.
What is a music degree called?
Bachelor of Music (B.M. or BMus) is an academic degree awarded by a college, university, or conservatory upon completion of a program of study in music.
International Teach Music Week Activities
Join Keep Music Alive
The celebrations for International Teach Music Week are organized by Keep Music Alive. Join the organization to show your support and volunteer with them to impart music lessons to all.
Have you always wanted to learn to play music but didn’t know how to get started? Begin your musical journey this year with International Teach Music Week. Sign up for free lessons and pursue your passion.
Can you sing or play an instrument? Why not volunteer your skills for International Teach Music Week? You may even consider starting your very own International Teach Music Week celebrations in your community.
5 Interesting Facts About Musicians
In 2016, Mozart outsold Beyonce
Even though Beyonce had Grammy-winning hits that year, Mozart still sold more records.
The world’s largest free concert
Rod Stewart’s 1997 concert was attended by 3.5 million people.
Finland has most metal bands per capita
There are 53.5 metal bands per 100,000 people in Finland.
Metallica in Antarctica
Metallica was the only band to have performed in Antarctica, in fact, it is the only band to have played on all seven continents.
Prince could play 27 musical instruments
And he did, in his debut album “For You.”
Why We Love International Teach Music Week
The first step to get started
We love International Teach Music Week because it provides music lovers with the first step to getting started on their musical journey. Sometimes, the first step is the most difficult to take, but these celebrations provide us with the resources necessary for learning music.
We love music
If you love playing or listening to music, then International Teach Music Week is for you. Hone your craft, pick up an instrument, or learn how to sing. There’s so much to do this week!
Supports the musical community
International Teach Music Week also supports the musical community by bringing them together in the common pursuit of music. As more people take up music, music schools and teachers also find a way to share their skills.
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