Dr Nina Kraus explains the vital role of music in learning at this ARTSpeaks event in Illinois in 2017.
A study by Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia found that musically trained children had better melody, rhythm, and frequency discrimination, and were better at statistical learning.
A study by the University of Montreal showed that infants remained calm twice as long when listening to a song, as they did when listening to speech.
As part of Estonia’s centenary celebrations in 2018, an ambitious project which is aiming to comprehensively upgrade the country’s instrument collections and its music education overall.
Dr Beatriz Ilari, assistant professor of music education at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, explains how music affects the brain development of children.
The results of Northwestern University research published in 2015 show that music training is related to the development of selective attention and inhibitory control.
New research from the University of Sussex reveals that the controversial English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is having a negative impact music in schools, and researchers suggest that music could be facing extinction.
CNN interviewed rock star Eddie Van Halen recently, about his work with Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a group that helps get instruments to economically-disadvantaged young people. In 2012, Eddie Van Halen donated 75 guitars from his personal collection to students in low-income schools.
In February 2017, Kathryn Brunner, a music educator for 17 years in the USA, posted an article on the Truro Preschool and Kindergarten website extolling the value of early music education for children.
A useful infographic about the relationship between music education and brain development, thanks to Ward-Brodt Music Store, Wisconsin, USA.
The findings of a recent study in England show that young people playing a musical instrument enjoy greater progress and better academic outcomes than those who do not, with the greatest impact for those playing the longest.
A study by Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, is the first of its kind to show a connection between musical rhythm and grammar. It suggests that a child’s ability to distinguish musical rhythm is related to his or her capacity for understanding grammar.