Researchers in Germany have found that a rhythm-based music programme helped pre-school children control one of their executive functions: their impulsive responses.
‘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.
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.
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.
Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Beijing Normal University have found that piano lessons help improve children’s language skills.
The first large-scale, longitudinal study in the Netherlands, finds that structured music lessons significantly enhance children’s cognitive abilities and academic achievement.
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
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 researchers at the University of Southern California shows that exposure to music and music instruction accelerates the brain development of young children.
Empowering teachers with the skills to use music in the classroom can boost not only music skills in children, but also helps to improve aspects of literacy, particularly reading. Click anywhere on this excerpt to read on.
Dr Nina Kraus’sstudy into the effects of music training on disadvantaged young people in Los Angeles has found that the level of participation – attendance at classes, practice – affects the changes that result in the brain and the related reading scores. To read more click anywhere on this excerpt …