Students at Reigate Grammar School in Surrey who learned a musical instrument achieved better A-level results than their non-musician peers in 2018.
Category: 4. Type of Music Education
Rhythm-based music programme helps pre-school children control their impulsive responses
Researchers in Germany have found that a rhythm-based music programme helped pre-school children control one of their executive functions: their impulsive responses.
Australian primary school transformed by music
Small, rural primary school at Yahl in South Australia transformed by music.
Music teachers must adapt to accommodate children with mental health issues
Emily C. Fransen, a professor at the University of New Orleans and a private piano teacher for children and adults, believes teachers must adapt their skillsets to accommodate children who struggle with mental health issues.
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.
Don’t stop the music – Australian TV series featuring Anita Collins
‘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.
New York’s Education Through Music – working with under-resourced schools: 2017-18 Evaluation Report
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.
Musical training could improve executive function
The results of a new study in the USA suggests that musical training can improve a person’s ability to solve problems and think in an abstract way.
Music education helps the social and emotional development of children in Jalisco, Mexico
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.
How piano lessons can improve language skills
Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Beijing Normal University have found that piano lessons help improve children’s language skills.