Vaughan Fleischfresser

Music Educator | Music Education Advocate | Conductor | Speaker | Adjudicator | Proud Aussie | Views are my own | Music for All

Edinburgh, Scotland
Joined on August 27, 2011
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Music connects us. Art comforts us. Drama expresses us. Dance releases us. Outdoor Education levels us. Actually, they all help achieve these vital things. Our children need comfort, expression, release, and the realisation that we’re all human. The Arts provide purpose & power.

Our children make music because they want to. They make art because they want to. They act because they want to. They dance because they want to. The reason they want to do these things is because they’re innate. They’re a part of us all. Our children want, and need, The Arts.

Music connects us. Art comforts us. Drama expresses us. Dance releases us. Outdoor Education levels us. Actually, they all help achieve these vital things. Our children need comfort, expression, release, and the realisation that we’re all human. The Arts provide purpose & power.

“Music became my best friend” Dave Grohl @foofighters. Not only does music become our friend, it opens up a world of friendship that spans a lifetime. Every child deserves to have music as a friend. Every child deserves to have music transform their lives in all the ways it can.

Music - not extra. Drama - not extra. Dance - not extra. Art - not extra. Outdoor Education - not extra. They’re not extra, they’re core. They’re essential to the education our pupils deserve. The extras are often negatively stigmatised when they need to be positively solidified.

Reflective lunchtime wandering with @edinburghcastle in the distance. Beautiful. https://t.co/EkI6DXz8aO

Reflective lunchtime wandering with @edinburghcastle in the distance. Beautiful. https://t.co/EkI6DXz8aO

Teachers are extraordinary at the best of times. They’re even more so at the moment.

An education isn’t helped by sidelining music. An education isn’t focused by sidelining music. An education isn’t bettered by sidelining music. A child’s well-being isn’t improved by sidelining music. All we achieve by sidelining music is to sideline the futures of our pupils.

In Scotland, we have the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach. At the centre is well-being, under the banner, SHANARRI - Safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible, and included. As always, music is central to achieving these. Here’s how. 1/

Ever wondered what the no.1 song was 50 years ago? 🤔 Well, wonder no longer - here it is. 🔊 'The Tears of a Clown' by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. https://t.co/sEcN19mF27

The versatility of experience in Music Ed is unparalleled. A pupil can sing in a choir, play instruments in ensembles, create their own music, form their own bands, organise gigs, manage stages, and investigate history while enhancing their future. Music is music & so much more.

The impact of music on young people. https://t.co/Ln1aHnnuow

Our Primary 4 pupils have really been enjoying learning Body Percussion, thanks to @BeatGoesOnUK 😁🎵. Well done, P4! 👣👏12345👏 https://t.co/aYvdPX0yAp

Music is slowly starting to waft through the halls again - how wonderful.

Music is cleansing.

@VFleischfresser Music is so much more than playing the notes. The connection through music cannot be underestimated. ❤

Quoted @VFleischfresser

When a child is given proper access to Music Ed, they’re given a chance. A chance to discover parts of themselves they never knew existed. A chance to achieve things, to feel things, & to connect with people in ways they never thought possible. Let’s give them music. All of them.

So true and wise! 🙏🏻 All students deserve to be a part of a strong and enriching music program! https://t.co/umovtFdhw5

When a child is given proper access to Music Ed, they’re given a chance. A chance to discover parts of themselves they never knew existed. A chance to achieve things, to feel things, & to connect with people in ways they never thought possible. Let’s give them music. All of them.

P5 at St Clement’s treated us to some Tritsch-Tratsch Polka this morning, some pretty serious concentration for a Monday morning! @StClements_P5 https://t.co/6v5fXKSCzX

Quoted @VFleischfresser

It’s simply impossible to substitute the sense of expression, connection, & joy created in music ensembles. At a time when young people need expression, connection, & joy more than ever, these vital vehicles for well-being are out of our grasp. Music is music and so much more.

Absolutely! We need music more now than we've ever needed it. Our children need it. Our communities need it. We cannot continue with the arts being sidelined... https://t.co/IFzrGfr77m

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