The results of Northwestern University research published in 2015 show that music training is related to the development of selective attention and inhibitory control.
A study by researchers led by Dr Nina Kraus of Northwestern University suggests that music training can help people’s auditory attention to mature during pivotal developmental years and is believed to provide the first direct evidence of a ‘biological index for enhanced selective auditory attention in young musicians’. The researchers say that is an important consideration for educators and educational policy-makers involved in curriculum design.
The longest study of its kind has shown that musical training could help children to reduce feelings of anxiety, gain a greater control of their emotions and
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a classic music training programme (Démos) on the cognitive development of children from low socio-economic backgrounds.
The recently launched ‘Sounds of Intent in the Early Years’ research report provides powerful evidence that every child should have the right to access music.
The results of a new study in the USA suggests that musical training can improve a person’s ability to solve problems and think in an abstract way.
A recent paper by Professor Susan Hallam from the UCL Institute of Education, concludes that making music has a major impact on the development of language skills among children and young people.
The only way to correctly assess the effects of music training on child development is to study children before they start any music training and to follow them systematically thereafter.
In 2012, Anita Holford wrote the following blog about the creation of music education hubs in England, and how crucial head teacher support for music education is to make England’s National Music Plan work.
A study by the University of Montreal showed that infants remained calm twice as long when listening to a song, as they did when listening to speech.
According to research undertaken in Mexico with Boomwhackers, taking music lessons increases brain fibre connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Researchers at the Dutch-speaking university, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Brussels, Belgium have discovered that music lessons can help children to concentrate.