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.
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.
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.
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.