With Olly Murs and other stars performing in a major mental health fundraiser a couple of weeks ago, Music 4 Mental Health, music and mental health is in the headlines again. Most of us have used music at some point to improve our mood or add atmosphere to our surroundings. But how does music impact on our emotional wellbeing and how can you use it to improve your own or others’ mental health?
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.
Courtney Myers looks at five top reasons why music education is essential.
‘Show me a great school and I’ll show you a rich pulsing culture of the arts at its core’, says Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders.
A study conducted in Germany looked at how different interventions might affect the aggressive behaviour of children, and found that those who received musical training
According to a recent research report, Sistema Scotland’s social change programme in Aberdeen – Big Noise Torry – has enhanced participants’ ability to learn in school, improved academic and behavioural skills, boosted school attendance rates, and improved their emotional wellbeing.
A study by the University of Montreal showed that infants remained calm twice as long when listening to a song, as they did when listening to speech.
A year-long impact study finds that Noise Solution’s fusing of informal music outreach and digital narrative work is “Statistically significant” in impacting on the wellbeing of participants in challenging circumstances.
According to new research by Music Generation – Ireland’s national music education programme which aims to ensure that children and young people, regardless of their background, have access to music education – young people don’t have to be the next Mozart to gain benefits from music education.
Enrolling children in music lessons may help them to control the tendency to become aggressive, according to a new study.
Music in Mind is Rhythmix’s innovative music making programme which aims to enhance the life chances of young people aged 11-to-18 years with mental health needs.
Anita Holford and Dyfan Wyn Owen find out how parents and grandparents can support and champion music education.