Researchers from the University of Geneva and Université de Lausanne in Switzerland have found that formal, intensive, musical instrument training in a group setting in primary schools can enhance their cognitive development.
Taking a music qualification in school is linked with higher academic achievement, according to Cambridge Assessment research.
Anita Holford talks to Catherine Birch from York St John University about trauma-informed practices in community music and music education.
Rhythm begins in the womb and the heartbeat. And recent findings in neuroscience reveal that for the rest of our lives, rhythm will continue to have a fundamental impact on our ability to walk, talk — and even love.
A School of Music professor set out to disprove the idea of a link between a students’ musical and mathematical achievement. But the results of his study proved otherwise.
In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Ije Amaechi, Victoria Port, and Ross Lanning who are all music tutors working for Hertfordshire Music Service.
Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles Professor, and Travis White-Schwoch, senior data analyst, both at Northwestern University, argue that music education should be part of every child’s curriculum.
Neuroscientists in Chile have found new evidence that learning to play a musical instrument may be good for the brain.
[LATEST UPDATE: 29/12/2020] This post featuring the latest news and reports on music education and music education advocacy will be updated each time we add news and campaigns about music in schools. This page focuses on the UK – international pages to follow. Please comment below if there’s anything you think we need to add.
In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Laura Hassler, Founder and Director of Musicians Without Borders. It’s a charity based in Amsterdam that uses the power of music for peacebuilding and social change, particularly in areas of war and conflict.
In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Ollie Tunmer of Beat Goes On who teaches STOMP-style body percussion and samba drumming to all ages.
This article by Gideon Waxman is a helpful reminder of just how important mindful listening is, as part of music education.