Singing in Early Childhood

“Often a single experience will open the young soul to music for a whole lifetime. This experience cannot be left to chance. It is the duty of the school to provide it.” -Zoltán Kodály, 1929 When you sing, you use an instrument that belongs only to you. You open and share a part of yourself […]

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Musical training can accelerate brain development and help with literacy skills

The notion that musical training can have positive effects on cognitive functions other than music has long been a source of interest. Research first emerged at the beginning of the 20th century. Standardised assessments of IQ and musical ability suggested the two were correlated – and it was thought that participation in musical training could […]

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New scientific study shows that singing and attending classical music concerts physically reduces stress

Research by the Royal College of Music’s Centre for Performance Science demonstrates the positive benefits of engaging with music A new scientific study based on research by the Royal College of Music’s Centre for Performance Science has proven what singers and those who regularly attend classical music concerts have long known: that classical music physically […]

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