Benefits of Music Education - Research   

  • Music, The Brain, And Ecstasy: How Music Captures Our Imagination, Robert Jourdain
  • This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, Daniel Levitin
  • The Tao of Music: Sound Psychology, John Ortiz
  • Music, Language, and the Brain, Aniruddh Patel
  • Listen to This, Alex Ross
  • Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Oliver Sacks
  • Music and the Mind, Anthony Storr
  • Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Daniel Goleman, 2005, Bantam Books
  • Music Lessons Enhance IQ (Psychological Science, 15); E. Glenn Schellenberg; 2004; the online version of this article can be found at: http://pss.sagepub.com/content/15/8/511
  • Short-Term Music Training Enhances Verbal Intelligence and Executive Function, Sylvain Moreno, Ellen Bialystok, Raluca Barac, E. Glenn Schellenberg, Nicholas J. Cepeda and Tom Chau; (Psychological Science published online 3 October 2011, and can be found at http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/10/03/0956797611416999)
  • Musical Training Influences Linguistic Abilities in Eight-year-old Children: More Evidence for Brain Plasticity, Sylvain Moreno, Carlos Marques, Andreia Santos, Manuela Santos, Sa˜o Luís Castro and Mireille Besson, Cerebral Cortex, (Volume 19, Issue 3, March 2009)
  • Neuroanatomical Correlates of Musicianship as Revealed by Cortical Thickness and Voxel-Based Morphometry, Patrick Bermudez1,2, Jason P. Lerch3, Alan C. Evans1 and Robert, and J. Zatorre, Cerebral Cortex (July 2009)
  • Examination of Relationships between Participants in School Music Programs of Differing Quality and Standardized Test Results, CM Johnson and JE Memmott, Journal of Research in Music Education (Winter 2006), Volume 54, Number 4
  • Recent and past musical activity predicts cognitive aging variability: direct comparison with general lifestyle activities, Brenda Hanna-Pladdy and Byron Gajewski, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 19 July 2012, available online at: http://journal.frontiersin.org/journal/10.3389/fnhum.2012.00198/abstract
  • TORONTO STAR: Everything I Need to Know, I Learned in School Music Class at http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2013/06/15/everything_i_need_to_know_i_learned_in_school_music_class.html
  • ABC NEWS:Music Lessons Linked to Lasting Brain Benefits at http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/08/21/music-lessons-linkedto-lasting-brain-benefits/
  • ABC NEWS: How Music Could Make You a Rocket Scientist at http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/music-make-rocketscientist/story?id=20692544
  • PACIFIC STANDARD: New Evidence Links Music Education, Higher Test Scores at http://www.psmag.com/blogs/news-blog/new-evidence-linksmusic-education-higher-test-scores-64980/
  • THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (UK): Music – a gift for language learners at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationadvice/10435498/Music-a-gift-for-language-learners.html
  • U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT:Musicians' Brains Might Have an Edge on Aging at http://health.usnews.com/healthnews/news/articles/2012/08/02/musicians-brains-might-have-an-edgeon-aging
  • Doing well and doing good by doing art: The effects of education in the visual and performing arts on the achievements and values of young adults, James S. Catterall
  • Joint music making promotes pro-social behavior in 4-year old children, Kirchner & Tomasello, Evolution & Human Behavior, 2010
  • Leisure activities and the risk of dementia in the elderly, J.Verghese et al, New England Journal of Medicine 2003; 348:2508-16