The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a classic music training programme (Démos) on the cognitive development of children from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Category: 3. Benefits
Music for Education & Wellbeing Podcast: Wiltshire Music Connect’s community development model for a music education hub
In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Nick Howdle and Sophie Amstell of Wiltshire Music Connect, which is a music education hub.
Music for Education & Wellbeing Podcast: Dr Simon Procter on music therapy & community music
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.
Early years music can help close the attainment gap for young people with complex needs
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.
Music for Education & Wellbeing Podcast: Dr Anita Collins on music & the brain
A new podcast by Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, features Australian music educator and researcher, Dr Anita Collins. You may know Anita from her TED Ed lesson, How playing an instrument benefits your brain, and her TEDx talk, What if every child had access to music education from birth? And more recently, she’s starred in the Australian version of a British TV show, ‘Don’t Stop the Music’.
Ensemble music programmes have positive effects on character, competence and caring
A study has found that ensemble-based musical instruction in an after school programme has positive effects on the behaviour and development of school-aged children.
Music is a powerful contributor to young people’s wellbeing in England
A new research report by Youth Music of young people in England, shows that music is essential to their lives, significantly improving their wellbeing.
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
New York’s Education Through Music – working with under-resourced schools: 2017-18 Evaluation Report
Education Through Music (ETM) is a New York-based charity which partners with under-resourced schools in New York City to provide music as a core subject for all students. Its evaluation report gives useful insights into its vision, mission and values as well as its process and outcomes.
Musical training could improve executive function
The results of a new study in the USA suggests that musical training can improve a person’s ability to solve problems and think in an abstract way.
Using music as a coping strategy for mental health – blog
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?