Researchers from the University of Geneva and Université de Lausanne in Switzerland have found that formal, intensive, musical instrument training in a group setting in primary schools can enhance their cognitive development.
Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles Professor, and Travis White-Schwoch, senior data analyst, both at Northwestern University, argue that music education should be part of every child’s curriculum.
Neuroscientists in Chile have found new evidence that learning to play a musical instrument may be good for the brain.
Researchers in Germany have found that a rhythm-based music programme helped pre-school children control one of their executive functions: their impulsive responses.
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 aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a classic music training programme (Démos) on the cognitive development of children from low socio-economic backgrounds.
A study has found that ensemble-based musical instruction in an after school programme has positive effects on the behaviour and development of school-aged children.
A study by Wesleyan University in Connecticut, USA says the brains of jazz musicians are uniquely attuned to surprising sounds.
New research by the University of Texas-Austin finds an advantage in starting music lessons in late childhood.
A study by Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia found that musically trained children had better melody, rhythm, and frequency discrimination, and were better at statistical learning.