Research supported by U.S charity the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation – which is funded by NAMM Members through trade association activities and private donations –
is expanding understanding about the impact of music making and music education, the importance of music at every stage of life, and relationships between music and physical and emotional wellness.
The NAMM Foundation provides funding for research projects including work by neurobiologist Dr Nina Kraus, of the Auditory Neuroscience Lab, Northwestern University, Illinois, which offers insight into how musical experience affects brain function across the lifespan.
They’ve also created a useful summary of the benefits of music education being explored through this research.
NAMM Foundation: https://www.nammfoundation.org/what-we-do/music-research