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.
In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Jimmy Rotheram of Feversham Primary in Bradford.
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.
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.
A new meta-study by the University of Padua in northern Italy has found that musicians have better memories than non-musicians.
New research by the University of Texas-Austin finds an advantage in starting music lessons in late childhood.
Musician Gary Numan has described how his autism has benefited his music, in an interview about his Tech Legend award from the consumer tech lifestyle
Using musical cues to learn a physical task develops an important part of the brain, according to a new study by the University of Edinburgh.
Dr Nina Kraus explains the vital role of music in learning at this ARTSpeaks event in Illinois in 2017.
Researchers at the University of Southern California have studied the effects of music training on brain activity.
The results of Northwestern University research published in 2015 show that music training is related to the development of selective attention and inhibitory control.
A study by Dr Kenneth Elpus from the University of Maryland has looked at the effects of school-based music education on later adult engagement with the arts, using data on 9,482 adults. He concludes that those who studied music and arts at school were more likely to continue to create art and to attend arts events.