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Benefits of Music Education

Learning music improves children’s abilities and raises their IQs, study finds

A BERKSHIRE school has found the key to better learning and brighter, happier pupils, as Rachel Carlyle reports It’s probably as well…

22nd Jan 2015

Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You

If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would “build character,” they were onto something. The Washington Post…

12th Jan 2015

Playing a musical instrument could help children who suffer from anxiety

The largest study of its kind has shown a link between musical training and brain development. The study was published by the Journal…

6th Jan 2015

Students’ active engagement in music classes leads to brain gains, study finds

Brain researchers are finding increasing evidence that music is a powerful learning tool. A new study out Tuesday concludes students highly engaged…

17th Dec 2014

Arts Education Matters: We Know, We Measured It

Though the arts receive relatively little attention from policymakers and school leaders, exposing young people to art and culture can have a…

9th Dec 2014

How music education influenced Google CEO Larry Page

The importance of timing in music has come to define the Google CEO’s approach to his company’s products. Steve Jobs, the late…

26th Nov 2014

“Music lessons promise life lived in song” – The benefits of studying music

With timid strokes, Alix Hilburn, 9, filled a mostly empty classroom with the familiar strains of “Go, Tell Aunt Rhody” on her…

26th Nov 2014

The Global Search for Education: More Arts Please – Ken Robinson

“To lose our culture is to lose our memory.” More Leonardo da Vincis, more Martha Grahams, more Ludwig Van Beethovens, more Luciano…

18th Nov 2014

ABO films show the arts as ‘national treasures’

Two short films celebrating the role of the arts in everyday life are aiming to raise public awareness of the arts and…

12th Nov 2014

20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools

Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. But despite this almost universal interest, many schools…

30th Sep 2014

British music industry added £3.8bn to the UK economy in 2013

According to trade report, the strength of songwriting revenue and tours have seen the sector grow by 9%. The British music industry…

17th Sep 2014

Music Education Could Help Close The Achievement Gap Between Poor And Affluent Students

Closing the achievement gap between low-income and affluent students could be as simple as do-re-mi. In a study out Tuesday from Northwestern University,…

17th Sep 2014

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