The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has issued a statement advising the government to reinstate music education to the school curriculum.
According to a recent research report, Sistema Scotland’s social change programme in Aberdeen – Big Noise Torry – has enhanced participants’ ability to learn in school, improved academic and behavioural skills, boosted school attendance rates, and improved their emotional wellbeing.
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.