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.