Writing songs can be the teacher’s magic trick: it’s cool and fun, the kids love it, and it also develops creativity, cooperation, life skills and self-expression. Just grab an iPad, headphones, launch the pre-installed GarageBand application and explore what today’s technology has got to offer for the future of education. The Future Songwriting method, child […]Read more
The first year of Future Songwriting saw many milestones: the first pilot outside Finland: in Cologne, Germany; an appearance on children’s TV; lyrics in both Saami and Finnish written by kids in Finland’s northernmost school, and a teacher workshops in Hungary. The team behind the Future Songwriting concept: Kari Saarilahti, Janne and Tuomas Hiedanniemi of […]Read more
This autumn saw a meeting where all Future Songwriting partners got together to exchange their ideas and experiences halfway through the project. Participants could see how the first ever pilots to take place outside Finland were progressing; through a teacher training and school visit in the welcoming city of Cologne. Colleagues from our local partner, […]Read more
Future Songwriting was presented at the Creative Transformations Conference, held in Helsinki as one of the event series celebrating Finland’s presidency of the Commission of the European Union. Organized by Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture, the conference saw inspiring talks on the key role of culture in sustainable development, and how policies can buttress […]Read more
The first two pilots of Future Songwriting closed successfully in May. We are looking forward to a busy autumn, where the Finnish method will be tested in Germany and France, and continue in Finland. “This is the starting point of something.” – Kari Kivinen, School Principal at HRSK Aaahs, aaws, tearful moments and proud applause […]Read more
Revolutionizing Music Education Future Songwriting introduces a new model to music education. Using creativity and digital tools and activating children’s innate potential the project aims to create the future of teaching music. The two-year project is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission. Creativity in the classroom Children have innate creativity and […]Read more
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