Professor Usha Goswami, Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education at the University of Cambridge, says that children can overcome dyslexia by learning nursery rhymes, dancing and singing.
Category: 4. Type of 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.
Pre-school children who can keep a beat are more likely to be better readers and talkers
This research on why beat synchronisation and language processing and reading skills are connected can only strengthen music education teaching and advocacy.
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.
Can a rhythmic intervention support reading development in poor readers?
Professor Susan Hallam’s research found that regular beat-based music making sessions can improve the reading skills of 11-12 year-olds.
Musical training can help us maintain brain health as we age
A study by staff at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University and the University of Texas, raises the possibility that musical training may help offset age-related declines in brain volume in older adults.
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.