Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, looks at eight ways music can support young people’s wellbeing and learning.
This research on why beat synchronisation and language processing and reading skills are connected can only strengthen music education teaching and advocacy.
Anita Holford talks with JB Rose who is a soul vocalist, recording artist, and vocal tutor at three charities.
Researchers in Germany have found that instrumental music lessons have an impact on specific executive functions in children.
Professor Susan Hallam’s research found that regular beat-based music making sessions can improve the reading skills of 11-12 year-olds.
Anita Holford talks with Helen Brookes, Head of Whole Class Instrumental Teaching for Services for Education Music Service, Birmingham.
Anita Holford talks with Janine Irons and Gary Crosby, who together run the music education and development charity Tomorrow’s Warriors.
A study by staff at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University and the University of Texas, raises the possibility that musical training may help offset age-related declines in brain volume in older adults.
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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.
Image from Pixabay, reproduced under Creative Commons CC0. Taking a music qualification in school is linked with higher academic achievement, according to Cambridge Assessment research.
Taking a music qualification in school is linked with higher academic achievement, according to Cambridge Assessment research.