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Benefits of Music Education

Young Musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason is just what classical music needs

Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE reflects on the importance of music education for all pupils. Click here to read the article.

18th May 2016

The Importance of Music Education

What if there was one activity that could benefit every student in every school across the nation? An activity that could improve…

18th Apr 2016

Study shows that arts participation benefits young children with autism

A review of 18 peer-reviewed studies about arts participation, published between 2000 and 2015, adds to the growing evidence about how arts participation…

4th Jan 2016

How music helps your child’s brain grow

Kinderling Radio in Australia spoke to Anita Collins, Professor in Neuroscience and Child Education at the University of Canberra, recently, about how…

20th Nov 2015

The Benefits of the Ukulele on Kids’ Attitudes

Are you afraid you’re raising a little delinquent? Is your eight- or nine-year-old lacking in sympathy for others, and unwilling to provide…

17th Nov 2015

Is music good for your child’s future?

We all know, instinctively, that music is good for us, and for our children. Who can deny the affect that music has…

17th Nov 2015

Research on link between music education and academic achievement

Researchers from the University of Kansas have confirmed what decades of anecdotal evidence and the evidence on this site and elsewhere suggests:…

9th Nov 2015

Study shows the development benefits of jamming with toddlers

Playing music with toddlers could benefit their development even more than shared reading, according to University of Queensland research. A UQ-led study…

12th Oct 2015

ABRSM & Music for Youth Video: How children can benefit from making music

Joe Broughton’s musical interaction with school kids outside Symphony hall. Clips of Music for Youth’s artist in residence, Joe Broughton, conducting a…

12th Oct 2015

Dramatic SATs results increase at schools working with Opera North

Opera North is celebrating a dramatic increase in academic achievement at two primary schools where Opera North Education delivers large scale Community…

12th Oct 2015

7 Amazing Things Science Has Discovered About Music This Year So Far

Humans have been making music since the beginning of time. More recently, science has helped us start to understand it — everything…

3rd Sep 2015

Study shows music training started in secondary school can have an impact on teenager’s brains

The results of a research project by Northwestern University, published in July 2015, suggest that music training, begun as late as high…

18th Aug 2015