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.
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.
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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.
A study by Dr Kenneth Elpus from the University of Maryland has looked at the effects of school-based music education on later adult engagement with the arts, using data on 9,482 adults. He concludes that those who studied music and arts at school were more likely to continue to create art and to attend arts events.