The Value of Music

Many of us are aware of that the effect of music on personal well-being can be extraordinary . Many people flock to the numerous music festivals that take place across the UK every year, to soak up musical experiences of different styles and genres every year.

However, many are unaware of the numerous recent studies that have shown that regular engagement with music from a young age leads to intellectual, social and personal development. Clear links to language development and the development of literacy, numeracy and concentration and listening skills have been recognised.

Further to this, learning a musical instrument can develop:

  • self-expression
  • co-ordination and motor control
  • self-confidence
  • personal responsibility
  • problem solving skills
  • life long skills
  • new friendships and social skills
  • a career pathway

In short, engagement in music creates healthier and happier people!

Click here to view ‘A Happy Life is a Creative Life’.

Click here to view the Independent’s article ‘Music Lessons for Children boost ‘executive brain function’ throughout adult life’.

Click here to view the BBC’s article ‘Moving to the Rhythm can help language skills’.