Students at Reigate Grammar School in Surrey who learned a musical instrument achieved better A-level results than their non-musician peers in 2018.
A three-part study, commissioned by BBC Arts, of nearly 49,000 people found that regardless of skill level, taking part in creative activities like making music helps people manage their emotions, build confidence and explore solutions to problems.
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In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Jimmy Rotheram of Feversham Primary in Bradford.
The impact of an ArtsTrain music making programme has been highlighted in a new evaluation report.
Researchers in Germany have found that a rhythm-based music programme helped pre-school children control one of their executive functions: their impulsive responses.
In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Ruth Jones about the role of freelancers in the arts and music sector.
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.
In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Penny Swift and Katherine Damkohler of Education Through Music (ETM).
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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.
A four-year study of young people involved with Youth Music projects in England, shows that they prefer to have autonomy over their own learning, and be able to choose music which is more relevant to them.