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’.
A new research report by Youth Music of young people in England, shows that music is essential to their lives, significantly improving their wellbeing.
With Olly Murs and other stars performing in a major mental health fundraiser a couple of weeks ago, Music 4 Mental Health, music and mental health is in the headlines again. Most of us have used music at some point to improve our mood or add atmosphere to our surroundings. But how does music impact on our emotional wellbeing and how can you use it to improve your own or others’ mental health?
Michelle James, CEO at SingUp, explores the powerful effect of music on our mood, health and ability to form personal connections.
Courtney Myers looks at five top reasons why music education is essential.
A study conducted in Germany looked at how different interventions might affect the aggressive behaviour of children, and found that those who received musical training
According to a recent research report, Sistema Scotland’s social change programme in Aberdeen – Big Noise Torry – has enhanced participants’ ability to learn in school, improved academic and behavioural skills, boosted school attendance rates, and improved their emotional wellbeing.
A year-long impact study finds that Noise Solution’s fusing of informal music outreach and digital narrative work is “Statistically significant” in impacting on the wellbeing of participants in challenging circumstances.
Music in Mind is Rhythmix’s innovative music making programme which aims to enhance the life chances of young people aged 11-to-18 years with mental health needs.
Making Music – which supports and champions voluntary music in the UK – has a resources section which includes links to research about music and wellbeing.