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:

Associations Between School Music Participation and Academic Achievement – UBC (2019)

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)

Arts Education and Positive Youth Development:Cognitive, Behavioral, and Social Outcomes of Adolescents who Study the Arts – University of Maryland

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

Fine Arts Courses Help Students Excel In Math And Science

Beyond the argument that education should be designed to create a well-rounded citizen with an appreciation for a wide range of knowledge, there have been dozens of large-scale studies showing that an integrated curriculum of the sciences, humanities, and arts helps students excel in all areas of K-12 learning.

Music Teacher Played His Saxophone While In Brain Surgery

This Music Teacher Played His Saxophone While In Brain Surgery

Dan Fabbio was 25 and working on a master’s degree in music education when he stopped being able to hear music in stereo. Music no longer felt the same to him. When he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, he immediately worried about cancer. Fortunately, his tumor was benign.

Family medicine music to former Oakville teacher’s ears

Family medicine music to former Oakville teacher’s ears

Medical student Paul Carr was on an internal medicine rotation at Hamilton General Hospital when he noticed someone familiar walking down the hall.

Boost Memory and Learning with Music

Boost Memory and Learning with Music | Parenting Tips & Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents

Learn how tapping their toes to their favorite song can boost mood and memory in children.

Musician Plays Her Violin During Brain Surgery – NPR

Why one school board believes studying music is essential for all – CBC

Success in Music. Success in Life. It’s no coincidence.

The power of music: how it can benefit health – Medical News Today

The 18 Wonderful Ways Music Affects the Brain – NuMusician

Music Lessons for Children – How Kids Benefit from Music Education

20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools – NAfME

Music Makes Us research study – Nashville school board

Music Boosts Test Scores – University of Kansas

Relationships between Fine Arts Course Enrollment and Middle School and High School Academic Ratings – Texas public schools

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