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Music and its impact on transferrable skills

Music can have a profound impact on your child's education. Whether it is learning to improvise or understanding music notes and composition, children experience a range of transferable skills just by practicing the keyboard. Music Director of Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong shares the transformative effect that music has had on her students.

Perhaps the most exciting outcome of the arts, is the impact on interdisciplinary skills. Our students are constantly exploring ways in which they can develop as rounded individuals. They undertake individual journeys, make personal connections to pieces of music, develop confidence by using musical concepts in their own work, interpret the work of others and communicate complex ideas in a variety of ways.

Through an inclusive classroom approach that focuses on enhancing both depth and breadth, students are increasingly able to articulate how these skills can be transferred. We educate our young people for an unknown future, where technology is automating many aspects of existing careers.  The skills gained in music and the arts, not only aid them in other subjects, but futureproof their skills, equipping them as confident, expressive, collaborative and culturally aware life-long learners.

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What a fantastic opportunity for the children to hear amazing music in a small and casual setting. It was great for the children to learn more about her approach to life and the determination she needed to achieve her dream. Aside from the incredible music, we thought it was very special to hear a musician of such quality talking about her life in an honest and humble way. It meant the children could relate to her as a real person and engage with her story at a deeper level." Kerry Merrill, Parent at Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong