The results of a new study in the USA suggests that musical training can improve a person’s ability to solve problems and think in an abstract way.
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.
Beatboxing can help young people overcome speech problems, and some neuroscientists think it could help to unlock the brain’s potential.
This meta-analysis looked at the impact of music intervention on reading-related skills in children and suggests ‘modest gains’* for children receiving music training, compared with
The ability to synchronise with a beat could indicate how well children of pre-school age will develop their future reading skills.
An E-book by academics in the USA contains 10 opinion, perspective, and research papers that focus on the overlap of neural systems for processing language and music.
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.
Urban music is an economic success story, but music education is not serving the young creators of this work, many of whom come from diverse and working-class backgrounds.
Michelle James, CEO at SingUp, explores the powerful effect of music on our mood, health and ability to form personal connections.
Courtney Myers looks at five top reasons why music education is essential.
The Welsh Assembly Government launched a new music project called, “Instruments for Kids”, at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in November 2017.
In 2012, Anita Holford wrote the following blog about the creation of music education hubs in England, and how crucial head teacher support for music education is to make England’s National Music Plan work.