Research studies from Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and around the world have proven what we know from anecdotal experience – music is good for kids.
The more kids play and perform, the more they are able to absorb the myriad of benefits, including transferable skills like self-confidence, focus, collaboration, leadership, time management, organization and more; more likely to get good grades, be on the honour roll, get accepted to university, be offered scholarships; be more well-rounded and attractive to employers both now and in the future.
Research Tuesdays links:
Music Education, Academic Achievement, and Executive Functions – The University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, RTI International and Wolf Brown (2017)
Longitudinal Analysis of Music Education on Executive Functions in Primary School Children – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, ArtEZ University of the Arts and the University of Amsterdam (2018)
Music Training Alters the Course of Adolescent Auditory Development – Northwestern University and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Fine Arts Courses Help Students Excel In Math And Science
Music Teacher Played His Saxophone While In Brain Surgery
Family medicine music to former Oakville teacher’s ears
Boost Memory and Learning with Music
The power of music: how it can benefit health – Medical News Today
The 18 Wonderful Ways Music Affects the Brain – NuMusician
Music Makes Us research study – Nashville school board
Music Boosts Test Scores – University of Kansas
Facts and Insights on the Benefits of Music Study – National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
How to improve the school results: not extra maths but music, loads of it – UK Guardian newspaper, about Feversham Primary Academy