A three-part study, commissioned by BBC Arts, of nearly 49,000 people found that regardless of skill level, taking part in creative activities like making music helps people manage their emotions, build confidence and explore solutions to problems.
Researchers in Germany have found that a rhythm-based music programme helped pre-school children control one of their executive functions: their impulsive responses.
Beatboxing can help young people overcome speech problems, and some neuroscientists think it could help to unlock the brain’s potential.
New research by the University of Texas-Austin finds an advantage in starting music lessons in late childhood.
Brass for Africa was founded nearly 10 years ago to help disadvantaged children in Uganda to discover self-confidence and pride within themselves from playing together in a brass band.
New research from the University of Sussex reveals that the controversial English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is having a negative impact music in schools, and researchers suggest that music could be facing extinction.
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.
The findings of a recent study in England show that young people playing a musical instrument enjoy greater progress and better academic outcomes than those who do not, with the greatest impact for those playing the longest.
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’.
Music in Mind is Rhythmix’s innovative music making programme which aims to enhance the life chances of young people aged 11-to-18 years with mental health needs.
Todd Rundgren spoke to the South Bend Tribune about the importance of music education and the Spirit of Harmony Foundation.
Anita Collins, the well-known Australian music educator and researcher, presents the case that music education could raise the country’s literacy scores.