Professor Susan Hallam’s research found that regular beat-based music making sessions can improve the reading skills of 11-12 year-olds.
Category: Numeracy, maths
Study shows strong links between music and academic achievement
A School of Music professor set out to disprove the idea of a link between a students’ musical and mathematical achievement. But the results of his study proved otherwise.
Australian primary school transformed by music
Small, rural primary school at Yahl in South Australia transformed by music.
Music students score higher in maths, science, and English than non-music student peers
Research by the University of British Colombia, Canada, shows that high school students who take music courses score significantly higher in other subjects than their non-musical peers.
Don’t stop the music – Australian TV series featuring Anita Collins
‘Don’t Stop the Music’ an Australian TV series looks at the value of music education with Dr Anita Collins, and follows the progress of Guy Sebastian and James Morrison as they mentor disadvantaged children in Perth, Australia.
A longitudinal study of the impact of the arts including music – NELS:88
At the Music Mark conference in the UK in November 2018, Susan Aykin, National Lead for Visual and Performing Arts at Ofsted (the English government’s education
How a Bradford primary school improved its Sats results with music
A primary school in Yorkshire has gone from being in special measures, to being in the top 10 per cent nationally for progress in reading, writing
VIDEO: Dr Nina Kraus explains the importance of music on the brain and learning
Dr Nina Kraus explains the vital role of music in learning at this ARTSpeaks event in Illinois in 2017.
INFOGRAPHIC – music and brain development
A useful infographic about the relationship between music education and brain development, thanks to Ward-Brodt Music Store, Wisconsin, USA.
The importance of music
Study after study proves that regardless of socioeconomic background, music-making students do better in school than those who have no music involvement. Whether it is improved spatial-temporal reasoning, which is integral to mathematics, or repetition of tunes and melodies, which is integral to verbal memory, learning, playing and creating music benefits children in many ways.
The importance of music education for schools – video from Children’s Music Workshop, LA
This 4m video by the Children’s Music Workshop in Los Angeles, California, presents a powerful argument for the inclusion of music in the school curriculum of children and young people.
Jamming with toddlers trumps getting stuck in a book
Playing music with toddlers could benefit their development even more than shared reading, according to University of Queensland research.