The Differences Between Chinese and Western Music Education



Music education development in China and Western countries is inseparable with the basic educational concept of the country. Although the educational idea of western countries is advanced, we cannot completely copy it. We can only learn from the educational idea of other countries to improve our country’s own educational system, so as to improve the overall quality of teachers and cultivate more outstanding musical talents.


Music education; Psychological quality; Piano; Differences

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