Researchers at the Dutch-speaking university, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Brussels, Belgium have discovered that music lessons can help children to concentrate.
Research supported by U.S charity the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation – which is funded by NAMM Members through trade association activities and private donations –
is expanding understanding about the impact of music making and music education, the importance of music at every stage of life, and relationships between music and physical and emotional wellness.
Researchers in Canada found that after the music lessons (whether voice or keyboard) children increased their IQ when compared with those in the drama and control groups. To read more click anywhere on this excerpt …
In January 2014, Ruth Blatt posted an article on the Forbes website, reporting that a career in the performing arts is great preparation for a career in business.
In July 2014, the First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, gave the keynote speech at a Grammy Museum event in Los Angeles to salute teachers who use music in innovative ways as part of their lessons. She stressed that music and other forms of art often connect with students and enhance their interest in core subjects such as maths, science and history. To read more, click anywhere on this excerpt.
A short article in Scientific American says that neuroscience research is proving the benefits of music education to young people’s wider learning, and that US schools should be adding music classes, not cutting them. To read more, click anywhere on this excerpt.
The Royal Conservatory of Music, Ontario, Canada, has published an informative booklet about the benefits of music education, including interviews with researchers, diagrams, and information about research sources. To read more, click anywhere on this excerpt.
Michael Griffin, author of ‘Learning Strategies for Musical Success’ has explored the connections between music and other Gardner-listed multiple intelligences. To read more, click anywhere on this excerpt.
‘Music education is an education for life’ – Harry Chalmiers, President of McNally Smith College of Music (St. Paul, Minn.)