what science knows about the benefits of music

Science reaffirms what we can feel and see

Our work illuminates the power of music to transform individuals and communities, and science reaffirms this fact. Here is a selection of essays on scientific studies that prove music’s demonstrable benefit to individuals and communities.

A Bradford primary school wants the world to know that its newfound SAT success results from an extensive music program.

A new study suggests that engagement in community music classes sparks neuroplasticity and language development in children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

A recent study suggests that music classes can enhance students’ emotional and intellectual development.

A new survey suggests that choral singing increases children’s happiness and well-being.

A recent meta-analysis suggests that music lessons positively influence emotional and behavioral development.

A recent survey suggests that participating in a chorus increases mental health.


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