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’.
Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, looks at eight ways music can support young people’s wellbeing and learning.
Researchers in Germany have found that instrumental music lessons have an impact on specific executive functions in children.
A study by staff at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University and the University of Texas, raises the possibility that musical training may help offset age-related declines in brain volume in older adults.
This article by Gideon Waxman is a helpful reminder of just how important mindful listening is, as part of music education.
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.
Emily C. Fransen, a professor at the University of New Orleans and a private piano teacher for children and adults, believes teachers must adapt their skillsets to accommodate children who struggle with mental health issues.
In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Simon Glenister, Director of Noise Solution, a social enterprise based in Bury
A new podcast by Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, features Dr Simon Procter, Director of Music Services (Education, Research and Public Affairs) for Nordoff Robbins, the national music therapy charity.
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 new research report by Youth Music of young people in England, shows that music is essential to their lives, significantly improving their wellbeing.