The report describes and evaluates the work of the world’s first disabled-led youth orchestra – essential reading for music educators looking to develop their understanding of inclusive music-making.
Category: Group music out of school
Music and sound in time processing of children with ADHD
Music, with its playful, spontaneous, affective, motivational, temporal, and rhythmic dimensions can be of great help for studying the aspects of time processing in ADHD.
Drumming impacts behaviour and brain function in autistic adolescents
Drumming for just 90 minutes each week can improve the life quality of young people diagnosed with autism, according to a study published in 2022.
Music lessons enhance executive functions in 6- to 7-year-old children
Researchers in Germany have found that instrumental music lessons have an impact on specific executive functions in children.
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.
Big Noise Torry helps disadvantaged children in Aberdeen
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.
Music opens doors for young people in poverty – and schools hold the key
Guest columnists Dantes Rameau, co-founder and executive director of the Atlanta Music Project based in Georgia, USA, and Aisha Bowden, co-founder and director of AMPlify, the choral program of the Atlanta Music Project write about the value of arts and music to at-risk students.
Learning an instrument improves motor and auditory skills
Another study has shown that learning an instrument (in this case, for just 15 months) affects young people’s motor and auditory skills.