Students at Reigate Grammar School in Surrey who learned a musical instrument achieved better A-level results than their non-musician peers in 2018.
A three-part study, commissioned by BBC Arts, of nearly 49,000 people found that regardless of skill level, taking part in creative activities like making music helps people manage their emotions, build confidence and explore solutions to problems.
The impact of an ArtsTrain music making programme has been highlighted in a new evaluation report.
Researchers in Germany have found that a rhythm-based music programme helped pre-school children control one of their executive functions: their impulsive responses.
In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Liv McLennan, who is a community musician and a specialist in early years music.
Emily C. Fransen, a professor at the University of New Orleans and a private piano teacher for children and adults, believes teachers must adapt their skillsets to accommodate children who struggle with mental health issues.
In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Simon Glenister, Director of Noise Solution, a social enterprise based in Bury
Research by the University of British Colombia, Canada, shows that high school students who take music courses score significantly higher in other subjects than their non-musical peers.
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.
In 2017, Out of the Ark Music, worked with 24 primary schools to measure the impact of fully integrating singing into the school curriculum.