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?
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Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Beijing Normal University have found that piano lessons help improve children’s language skills.
Early childhood music training can lead to improvements in both musical skills and language skills, according to Dr Sean Hutchins at the Royal Conservatory of
This meta-analysis looked at the impact of music intervention on reading-related skills in children and suggests ‘modest gains’* for children receiving music training, compared with
The ability to synchronise with a beat could indicate how well children of pre-school age will develop their future reading skills.
Sir Ken Robinson’s new book, ‘You, Your Child and School’ is a useful book for anyone advocating music education and is aimed directly at parents.
An E-book by academics in the USA contains 10 opinion, perspective, and research papers that focus on the overlap of neural systems for processing language and music.
A recent paper by Professor Susan Hallam from the UCL Institute of Education, concludes that making music has a major impact on the development of language skills among children and young people.
The first large-scale, longitudinal study in the Netherlands, finds that structured music lessons significantly enhance children’s cognitive abilities and academic achievement.
Brass for Africa was founded nearly 10 years ago to help disadvantaged children in Uganda to discover self-confidence and pride within themselves from playing together in a brass band.
New research from the University of Sussex reveals that the controversial English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is having a negative impact music in schools, and researchers suggest that music could be facing extinction.