Urban music is an economic success story, but music education is not serving the young creators of this work, many of whom come from diverse and working-class backgrounds.
The only way to correctly assess the effects of music training on child development is to study children before they start any music training and to follow them systematically thereafter.
The Welsh Assembly Government launched a new music project called, “Instruments for Kids”, at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in November 2017.
In March 2017, University of Sussex research revealed that nearly 60% of teachers from state schools believed the controversial English Baccalaureate (EBacc) was having a negative impact on the numbers of students choosing to study music.
New research by the University of Texas-Austin finds an advantage in starting music lessons in late childhood.
In 2012, Anita Holford wrote the following blog about the creation of music education hubs in England, and how crucial head teacher support for music education is to make England’s National Music Plan work.
‘Show me a great school and I’ll show you a rich pulsing culture of the arts at its core’, says Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders.
A primary school in Yorkshire has gone from being in special measures, to being in the top 10 per cent nationally for progress in reading, writing
The Unisa Music Foundation in South Africa is giving about 1,400 students from disadvantaged backgrounds access to musical instruments and free lessons.
The new Centre for Research and Engagement in Arts, Technology and Education plans to stream recorded and live music lessons to people across Cambridgeshire via Skype.
Dr Anita Collins explores the latest science behind lullabies in this interview on Radio Melbourne in June 2017.
A study conducted in Germany looked at how different interventions might affect the aggressive behaviour of children, and found that those who received musical training