Posts Tagged ‘music research’



June 28, 2019

Music and Brain

A large-scale study that took place over a long period of time shows the connections that music lessons have on improving children’s cognitive skills and academic performance. 

Dr. Artur Jaschke from VU University of Amsterdam teamed with Dr. Henkjan Honing and Dr. Erik Sherder to initiate a “long-term study on the possible effects of music education on cognitive skills that may underlie academic achievement.”

This is the first study of its type in the Netherlands. The study included 147 students in primary schools over 2 1/2 years. Their research found that “structured music lessons significantly enhance children’s cognitive abilities – particularly around inhibition, planning and verbal intelligence and therefore their academic achievement”.

If you’d like to learn more please go to the Music Education Works Blog


Carnegie Hall Partners on Music Ed Study

June 5, 2013


The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, has recently released a new study on open educational resources in K-12 music education. As the study covers the key role OER can play in helping music educators access curriculum resources and professional development, you may be interested in letting your site visitors know about this new research, described and linked below. Please feel free to post the following blurb and to contact me if you have any questions or would like more information. Sincerely, Kari Jones Contract Writer, ISKME New study explores open educational resources in K-12 music education Music open educational resources (OER) have the potential to fill resource gaps for K-12 music teachers and learners, and to support teachers and learners as content creators and collaborators in meeting educational goals. A new study by ISKME, in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, and with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, explores the current state of music OER, the audiences that these resources serve to benefit, and the opportunities and challenges involved in adopting an open approach to the development of music education resources. Check out the full study, “Composing Possibilities: Open Educational Resources and K-12 Music Education” here:

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