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.
Guest columnists Dantes Rameau, co-founder and executive director of the Atlanta Music Project based in Georgia, USA, and Aisha Bowden, co-founder and director of AMPlify, the choral program of the Atlanta Music Project write about the value of arts and music to at-risk students.
A report by Dr Nina Krauss and Jessica Slater of Northwestern University concludes that music and language are two sides of the human communication coin.
A series of videos from Musinc, which works with young people in challenging circumstances in Teeside.
The National Foundation for Youth Music (‘Youth Music’) is the leading UK children’s charity using music to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people. In 2013-14, analysis of the evaluation reports submitted by those organisations funded by Youth Music showed that music-making activities had led to positive musical, personal and social outcomes for children and young people, particularly those in challenging circumstances. Click anywhere on this excerpt to read the full post.
Over the summer of 2013 music organisation Noise Solution worked with seven Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) clients in a pilot project to test the appropriateness and effectiveness of Noise Solution’s methodology for this client group.
The longest study of its kind has shown that musical training could help children to reduce feelings of anxiety, gain a greater control of their emotions and
The US-based National Association for Music Education (NAfME)’s award winning Broader Minded advocacy campaign was created to offer a compelling and thorough case for providing music education experiences to all. To read more, click anywhere on this excerpt …
Dr Nina Kraus’sstudy into the effects of music training on disadvantaged young people in Los Angeles has found that the level of participation – attendance at classes, practice – affects the changes that result in the brain and the related reading scores. To read more click anywhere on this excerpt …
This research was conducted by Gunter Kreutz, Stephan Bongard, Sonja Rohrmann, Volker Hodapp and Dorothee Grebe at Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany (now at the University of Oldenburg, Germany). It concluded that singing could be an important means of relieving stress and improving health. To read more, click anywhere on this excerpt.