We all know, instinctively, that music is good for us, and for our children. Who can deny the affect that music has on us, its ability to express and understand complex feelings, and our drive as humans to make music, and to share it at the most important points in our lives?
And those responsible for our education systems across the world seem to agree, giving music a central place and in many cases prioritising it above other arts.
References are often made to music’s ‘instrumental’ benefits – improving academic achievement, personal development, and life skills.
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.
Read more on the Music Education Works website