This meta-analysis looked at the impact of music intervention on reading-related skills in children and suggests ‘modest gains’* for children receiving music training, compared with
The ability to synchronise with a beat could indicate how well children of pre-school age will develop their future reading skills.
An E-book by academics in the USA contains 10 opinion, perspective, and research papers that focus on the overlap of neural systems for processing language and music.
A recent paper by Professor Susan Hallam from the UCL Institute of Education, concludes that making music has a major impact on the development of language skills among children and young people.
The first large-scale, longitudinal study in the Netherlands, finds that structured music lessons significantly enhance children’s cognitive abilities and academic achievement.
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.