A new podcast by Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, features Australian music educator and researcher, Dr Anita Collins. You may know Anita from her TED Ed lesson, How playing an instrument benefits your brain, and her TEDx talk, What if every child had access to music education from birth? And more recently, she’s starred in the Australian version of a British TV show, ‘Don’t Stop the Music’.
Beatboxing can help young people overcome speech problems, and some neuroscientists think it could help to unlock the brain’s potential.
The only way to correctly assess the effects of music training on child development is to study children before they start any music training and to follow them systematically thereafter.
Using musical cues to learn a physical task develops an important part of the brain, according to a new study by the University of Edinburgh.
Dr Nina Kraus explains the vital role of music in learning at this ARTSpeaks event in Illinois in 2017.
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.
A useful infographic about the relationship between music education and brain development, thanks to Ward-Brodt Music Store, Wisconsin, USA.
Researchers at the Dutch-speaking university, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Brussels, Belgium have discovered that music lessons can help children to concentrate.
Dr Nina Kraus speaks with Charles Limb on music and the brain at the San Diego Symphony.
Music is the most complicated sound the brain can process. But why did our brains evolve such advanced tools to create and enjoy it?
In this article on the Musicstage website, Anita Holford and Dyfan Wyn Owen, both parents of a young musician, look at whether learning music really can make a difference to childrens’ futures.
Dr. Nina Kraus discusses ongoing work at the Auditory Neuroscience Lab examining the benefits of music making on the brain. See also the following pages