Another powerful presentation from academic Anita Collins, asking what the impact might be if a generation's cognitive abilities are raised - and she gives evidence that it's possible - through music education.
A short post to share some recent stories/case studies from music work with young people in challenging circumstances, supported through Youth Music's Musical Inclusion programme. If you're involved in working with young people through music and/or reaching young people who may be disengaged from learning and from life, then these stories will be of interest. It's been … Continue reading Stories: music work with young people in challenging circumstances
If you're needing to make the case for music or the arts in your school or organisation,Reinvesting in Arts Education - winning America's future through creative schools, has proven useful recently for a few colleagues, so I thought I'd summarise some of the key findings here. It's worth a fuller read, particularly the sections on … Continue reading Benefits of arts education – evidence from the U.S
I've been noticing for some time now how hard it is to find research evidence when you need it. Much of my work is about advocating for music, the arts, or a particular good cause. But although I often know there's research out there to back up a particular case, I struggle to find it … Continue reading Advocating for music – sharing research more widely