The many benefits of a music education

The many benefits of a music education

Worldwide studies have proven that participation in music programs have significant benefits to child and youth development and learning.

These benefits are noticeable across many aspects of education- including literacy and numeracy. In addition to the educational benefits, there are a multitude of other improvements observed, including emotional and psycho-social aspects. Children and youth participating in our programs experience improvements in self-esteem, self-confidence and general mental wellbeing.

Research and reports are an invaluable way of demonstrating the benefits of music programs and to help understand the positive impacts of music education.

During 2013 and 2014, the ACMF conducted a pilot teacher education program involving four schools from Little Bay in Sydney. Classroom teachers from these schools took part in three music teacher-training workshops, and were given teaching programs containing lesson plans, notation cards, a CD of accompanying songs and pieces and a set of percussion instruments for use in class. “The high impact on the teachers… is a testament to the careful and thoughtful planning of both the resources and the workshop strategies by ACMF”.

For the full report, click here.