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.
ECOS, Music for Development is a state music education programme in Mexico. To measure the effect of the programme, an evaluation was carried out in 2017 to gather information on its impact.
A study by researchers at Northwestern University suggests that rhythm training may boost literacy, because it engages sensory-motor systems that are important in the processes
Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Beijing Normal University have found that piano lessons help improve children’s language skills.
Early childhood music training can lead to improvements in both musical skills and language skills, according to Dr Sean Hutchins at the Royal Conservatory of
A recent paper by Professor Susan Hallam from the UCL Institute of Education, concludes that making music has a major impact on the development of language skills among children and young people.
The first large-scale, longitudinal study in the Netherlands, finds that structured music lessons significantly enhance children’s cognitive abilities and academic achievement.
The only way to correctly assess the effects of music training on child development is to study children before they start any music training and to follow them systematically thereafter.
New research by the University of Texas-Austin finds an advantage in starting music lessons in late childhood.