A four-year study of young people involved with Youth Music projects in England, shows that they prefer to have autonomy over their own learning, and be able to choose music which is more relevant to them.
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.
In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Nick Howdle and Sophie Amstell of Wiltshire Music Connect, which is a music education hub.
A new podcast by Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, features Dr Simon Procter, Director of Music Services (Education, Research and Public Affairs) for Nordoff Robbins, the national music therapy charity.
In 2017, Out of the Ark Music, worked with 24 primary schools to measure the impact of fully integrating singing into the school curriculum.
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.
A new podcast by Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, features Australian music educator and researcher, Dr Anita Collins. You may know Anita from her TED Ed lesson, How playing an instrument benefits your brain, and her TEDx talk, What if every child had access to music education from birth? And more recently, she’s starred in the Australian version of a British TV show, ‘Don’t Stop the Music’.
A study has found that ensemble-based musical instruction in an after school programme has positive effects on the behaviour and development of school-aged children.
A new research report by Youth Music of young people in England, shows that music is essential to their lives, significantly improving their wellbeing.
‘Don’t Stop the Music’ an Australian TV series looks at the value of music education with Dr Anita Collins, and follows the progress of Guy Sebastian and James Morrison as they mentor disadvantaged children in Perth, Australia.
[LATEST UPDATE: 11/6/2019] 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.
Edward R Howe, associate professor at Thompson Rivers University in British Colombia, Canada, asks what can be done to support and encourage music education for all?