In both the UK and the US, school music is facing continuing pressures. Yet at the same time, there continues to be growing evidence for the cognitive benefits of music learning.
Tag: Benefits of music education
Music in childhood boosts brains in later life
Research by The University of Edinburgh shows that taking up a musical instrument in childhood and adolescence is associated with improved thinking skills in older age.
EIGHT WAYS THAT MUSIC CAN SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE’S WELLBEING AND LEARNING: IN ‘CATCH UP’ AND BEYOND
Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, looks at eight ways music can support young people’s wellbeing and learning.
Pre-school children who can keep a beat are more likely to be better readers and talkers
This research on why beat synchronisation and language processing and reading skills are connected can only strengthen music education teaching and advocacy.
Music lessons enhance executive functions in 6- to 7-year-old children
Researchers in Germany have found that instrumental music lessons have an impact on specific executive functions in children.
Can a rhythmic intervention support reading development in poor readers?
Professor Susan Hallam’s research found that regular beat-based music making sessions can improve the reading skills of 11-12 year-olds.
17 EVIDENCE-BASED BENEFITS OF MUSIC EDUCATION
There’s a lot of content out there about the benefits of music education. That’s why we started Music Education Works – so you could find research suitable for your needs, and read summaries and links to the original source.
Music also matters in the real world
Edward R Howe, associate professor at Thompson Rivers University in British Colombia, Canada, asks what can be done to support and encourage music education for all?
Music education helps the social and emotional development of children in Jalisco, Mexico
ECOS, Music for Development is a state music education programme in Mexico. To measure the effect of the programme, an evaluation was carried out in 2017 to gather information on its impact.
Clapping in time may boost literacy in children learning to read
A study by researchers at Northwestern University suggests that rhythm training may boost literacy, because it engages sensory-motor systems that are important in the processes
How piano lessons can improve language skills
Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Beijing Normal University have found that piano lessons help improve children’s language skills.
The powerful effect of music on mood, health, and connections
Michelle James, CEO at SingUp, explores the powerful effect of music on our mood, health and ability to form personal connections.