According to a recent research report, Sistema Scotland’s social change programme in Aberdeen – Big Noise Torry – has enhanced participants’ ability to learn in school, improved academic and behavioural skills, boosted school attendance rates, and improved their emotional wellbeing.
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.
In February 2017, Kathryn Brunner, a music educator for 17 years in the USA, posted an article on the Truro Preschool and Kindergarten website extolling the value of early music education for children.
‘Music for Change’ 2015-18, is a multi-year programme which enhances children’s early development and improve rates of school readiness among pre-school children in northwest Westminster, an area of multiple deprivation, and it has reported on its first year.
An interview on Kinderling Radio in Australia with Anita Collins, professor in neuroscience and child education at the University of Canberra, about how music can help your child’s brain grow from the very beginning.
Playing music with toddlers could benefit their development even more than shared reading, according to University of Queensland research.