Students at Reigate Grammar School in Surrey who learned a musical instrument achieved better A-level results than their non-musician peers in 2018.
Research by the University of British Colombia, Canada, shows that high school students who take music courses score significantly higher in other subjects than their non-musical peers.
The recently launched ‘Sounds of Intent in the Early Years’ research report provides powerful evidence that every child should have the right to access music.
Study after study proves that regardless of socioeconomic background, music-making students do better in school than those who have no music involvement. Whether it is improved spatial-temporal reasoning, which is integral to mathematics, or repetition of tunes and melodies, which is integral to verbal memory, learning, playing and creating music benefits children in many ways.