Our Unwavering Commitment to Education

At Naxos, we believe in the power of music and words in enriching lives and deepening our understanding of humanity, art and culture.

“Ever since our founding in 1987, broadening the accessibility of classical music has been a pillar in our philosophy. This has since expanded to the spheres of jazz and world music as well as literature. Naxos for Education is a signal of both our unwavering commitment and continuous investment to support the very community devoted to teaching and learning.”

Klaus Heymann, Founder and Chairman of Naxos Music Group

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”


Many studies have proven the benefits of having music in a child’s formative education. Among them, Professor Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence (MI) theory has now been well established. Recognizing musical intelligence as one of the eight distinct intelligences, the MI theory has, in the decades since it was first proposed in 1984, influenced educators across the globe to place more importance in developing these other intelligences, in addition to the conventional regime which focusses narrowly on IQ.

Of particular importance in developing a child’s musical intelligence is one’s sensitivity to rhythm, pitch, meter, tone, melody and timbre. This can be instilled early on through guided and critical listening to music of quality. What’s better than music that has stood the test of time?

Naxos has played an ambassadorial role in keeping classical music relevant and making it accessible for young and eager listeners. In this digital era of the 21st century, it remains more committed than ever to provide both quality content and pragmatic tools to support artists and educators alike who dedicate their careers to enlightening the next generation.