A longitudinal study in Japan has revealed that participation in extracurricular activities in both music and visual arts is positively associated with improvements in general academic performance.
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The neuroscience of loving music
Professor Michael Spitzer says that humans have been making and learning to recognise music from the moment our species learned to walk on two legs.
National Open Youth Orchestra publishes major report
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.
Small study shows link between playing the piano, processing information, and mood
A new study by the University of Bath shows that learning to play the piano can improve the brain’s ability to process sights and sounds, and can help to improve mood.
Why music lessons make you a better learner
In both the UK and the US, school music is facing continuing pressures. Yet at the same time, there continues to be growing evidence for the cognitive benefits of music learning.
Advocacy – music in schools latest news & campaigns
[LATEST UPDATE: 29/4/2023] This post featuring the latest news and reports on music education and music education advocacy will be updated each time we add news and campaigns about music in schools. Please comment below if there’s anything you think we need to add.
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.
Music improves social communication and brain connectivity in children with autism
Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills and increase brain connectivity in key networks.
Music can improve concentration in some children with ADHD
According to a team of researchers led by Florida International University, listening to music while studying may help some children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Music and dyslexia: A new musical training method to improve reading and related disorders
In 2016, researchers in Marseille, France tested the efficacy of a specially-designed Cognitivo-Musical Training (CMT) method for children with dyslexia.
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.
Drumming helps schoolchildren diagnosed with autism
Drumming for one hour a week can help children diagnosed with autism and supports learning at school, according to a study published in 2018.