Too many schools and educators are still treating music as background noise, says the executive director of a US music charity. Many don’t realise that even in the smallest doses, the impact of music is vast.
Levi’s recently announced a long-term initiative to provide young people with access to music education because music education is being cut in schools.
In 2009, the Legacy Music Alliance wanted to help Utah state music educators by providing them with great resources.
Anita Holford and Dyfan Wyn Owen find out how parents and grandparents can support and champion music education.
The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health at Canterbury Christ Church University established four community singing groups to explore the potential impact regular group singing has on participants’ mental health and wellbeing.
A review of 18 peer-reviewed studies about arts participation, published between 2000 and 2015, adds to the growing evidence about how arts participation helps young children – in particular those with autism – to develop strong social and emotional skills. The report was published by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in Washington DC, USA in December 2015.
The value of music classes to teenagers at a detention centre in Chicago.
According to recently published research by the University of Toronto–Mississauga, third- and fourth-graders in Canada who initially scored low in sympathy and helpfulness developed those qualities at above-average rates if they took group 40-minute music lessons for a full school year.
A new research study by the University of Oxford, published in the Royal Society’s Open Science journal, has provided the first evidence for an ‘ice-breaker effect’ of singing in bringing strangers closer together.
In this article on the Musicstage website, Anita Holford and Dyfan Wyn Owen, both parents of a young musician, look at whether learning music really can make a difference to childrens’ futures.
We take it as read that playing a musical instrument or singing is good for the brain, the body and the emotions. But is it all supposition and pseudo-science?
Katherine Damkohler, executive director of Education Through Music, writes in the Huffington Post website about the importance of music’s multiplier effects, beyond even it’s impact on academic achievements.