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.
New music education research from the USA claims that children who have confidence in their own musical abilities are more likely to continue their music education than those with a poor ‘musical self-concept’.
Some of New York City’s highest-performing students spend much of their time studying music.
According to research undertaken in Mexico with Boomwhackers, taking music lessons increases brain fibre connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Enrolling children in music lessons may help them to control the tendency to become aggressive, according to a new study.
Danish researchers have just started testing a hypothesis that children with musical skills such as rhythm and melody also develop stronger memories.