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The power of music: its impact on intellectual, social and personal development

SUMMARY:

In August 2010, Professor Susan Hallam of the Institute of Education at the University of London, published an overview paper on the impact of music on intellectual, personal and social development. Drawing on the results of numerous studies, she concludes that playing an instrument can lead to a sense of achievement; an increase in self-esteem; increased confidence; self-discipline; and provide a means of self-expression. While participating in musical groups promotes friendships; social skills; a sense of belonging; team-work; co-operation; commitment; mutual support; increased concentration and provides an outlet for relaxation.

She is about to (December 2014) publish an updated research paper.

SOURCES:

Richard Hallam: http://www.dickhallam.co.uk/research-reports.php International Journal of Music Education: http://ijm.sagepub.com/content/28/3/269.refs [SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED]

Group music sessions may boost empathy in children

SUMMARY: 

Researchers from Cambridge University have found that regularly playing music in groups may improve children’s ability to empathise with others. They compared empathy skills in children who played weekly music-based games for a year with those who did not. The musical group scored higher in end-of-year tests of how well they recognised other people’s emotions. Click anywhere to read more …

SOURCES:

BBC http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18412409?SThisFB

DETAILS:

BENEFIT: TEAMWORK / EMPATHY
TARGET GROUP: YOUNG PEOPLE
AGE: 8-11 YEARS
MUSIC TYPE: GENERAL
TYPE OF STUDY: ACADEMIC RESEARCH
NOs INVOLVED: 52
PERIOD OF STUDY: 1 YEAR
DATE: 2012
PLACE: UK