Youth Music projects report musical, personal, social outcomes

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.

Group music sessions may boost empathy in children

Researchers from Cambridge University have found that regularly playing music in groups may improve children’s ability to empathise with others. They compared empathy skills in children who played weekly music-based games for a year with those who did not. The musical group scored higher in end-of-year tests of how well they recognised other people’s emotions. Click anywhere to read more …

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