New Research: Music and Language share the same Pathways In The Brain

Music educators, researchers and clinicians have suspected links between music and language learning for a long time, but now there’s even more evidence. Researchers based at Liverpool University have just confirmed that musical training can increase blood flow in the left hemisphere of the brain,Read more…

Young Children's Listening: What are they choosing?

Even very young children now regularly use digital media. Research published in the US, done by Common Sense Media Research, found that nine out of ten 5- to 8-year-olds have access to a computer. Over one fifth of that age group use a computer atRead more…

Kids and their iPods:Changing the way Children Listen

We’re not used to really big numbers in music teaching and 300 million is a really big number! It’s the number of iPods that have been sold since their launch about 10 years ago. A game changing bit of technology: not least because, through iTunes,Read more…

How Does Music Stimulate Left and Right Brain Function? Why is this Important? ?

Music research indicates that music education not only has the benefits of self-expression and enjoyment, but is linked to improved cognitive function (Schellenberg), increased language development from an early age (Legg), and positive social interaction (Netherwood). Music listening and performance impacts the brain as aRead more…

How To Love Teaching a Preschool Music Class

Teaching pre-school music can be either an ultimate teaching experience or it can be a worst nightmare! Is it possible that it all comes down to mindset? There are those teachers that seem to have it all under control with young children, the kids seemRead more…

Neuroscientist Urges Us To Keep Music in Schools.

As music teachers, on a daily basis we all see the many benefits that music has on our student’s lives and how it helps them to become more able in other subject areas, but now it’s noted officially! In a recent press briefing on FebRead more…