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.
Rhythm, dyslexia and reading training
Researchers in Italy find that students diagnosed with Developmental Dyslexia (DD) scored high in rhythmic abilities, as measured by rhythmic pattern discrimination tests.
Even minimal creative activity, like making music, boosts wellbeing
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.
Music for Education & Wellbeing Podcast: Advocating for music education – with Jimmy Rotheram, primary school music teacher
In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Jimmy Rotheram of Feversham Primary in Bradford.
Music for Education & Wellbeing Podcast: The role of freelancers in the arts and music sector – with Ruth Jones, youth arts specialist
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.
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.
Musicians have better memories than non-musicians
A new meta-study by the University of Padua in northern Italy has found that musicians have better memories than non-musicians.
Music training in late childhood aids cognitive development
New research by the University of Texas-Austin finds an advantage in starting music lessons in late childhood.
Gary Numan on pushing the limits of technology in music
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
Learning a physical task with music can develop important part of brain
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.
VIDEO: Dr Nina Kraus explains the importance of music on the brain and learning
Dr Nina Kraus explains the vital role of music in learning at this ARTSpeaks event in Illinois in 2017.
The effects of early music training on brain activity
Researchers at the University of Southern California have studied the effects of music training on brain activity.