Researchers in Germany have found that instrumental music lessons have an impact on specific executive functions in children.
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.
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.
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.
Another study has shown that learning an instrument (in this case, for just 15 months) affects young people’s motor and auditory skills.