A new study by the University of Bath shows that learning to play the piano can improve the brain’s ability to process sights and sounds, and can help to improve mood.
Category: Formal music education
Mapping the musical mind: the link between musical and language processing￼
Researchers in Japan have found a specific link between musical processing and areas of the brain associated with language processing for the first time.
EIGHT WAYS THAT MUSIC CAN SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE’S WELLBEING AND LEARNING: IN ‘CATCH UP’ AND BEYOND
Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, looks at eight ways music can support young people’s wellbeing and learning.
Formal string instrument training enhances the cognitive development of primary school children
Researchers from the University of Geneva and Université de Lausanne in Switzerland have found that formal, intensive, musical instrument training in a group setting in primary schools can enhance their cognitive development.
LATEST RESEARCH FROM THE UK (England) linking music qualifications with higher ATTAINMENT
Taking a music qualification in school is linked with higher academic achievement, according to Cambridge Assessment research.
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.
LARGE DATASET RESEARCH LINKS MUSIC QUALIFICATIONS WITH HIGHER ATTAINMENT
Image from Pixabay, reproduced under Creative Commons CC0. Taking a music qualification in school is linked with higher academic achievement, according to Cambridge Assessment research.
Children who regularly play a musical instrument have better memory and attention span
Neuroscientists in Chile have found new evidence that learning to play a musical instrument may be good for the brain.
Learning a musical instrument helps academic success
Students at Reigate Grammar School in Surrey who learned a musical instrument achieved better A-level results than their non-musician peers in 2018.
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.
Music programme improves IQ, reading and concentration for children from disadvantaged backgrounds
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.
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.