The latest research digest from the Centre for Cultural Value explores the role of arts and cultural programmes on young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Researchers from the University of Dundee have evaluated the impact of the Big Noise Douglas (BND) programme in the city and found that ‘BND is having positive impacts on children, families and the community’.
Researchers in Germany have found that instrumental music lessons have an impact on specific executive functions in children.
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.
The recently launched ‘Sounds of Intent in the Early Years’ research report provides powerful evidence that every child should have the right to access 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.
Beatboxing can help young people overcome speech problems, and some neuroscientists think it could help to unlock the brain’s potential.
Michelle James, CEO at SingUp, explores the powerful effect of music on our mood, health and ability to form personal connections.