The Importance of teaching music in primary schools.
Research has revealed the mass benefits of primary school music education in various elements of a child's development.
of primary teachers feel confident about teaching music*
of primary teachers have regular opportunities for ‘professional development’
of primary schools said that they did not meet the curriculum obligations (for music) to Year 6.
Children who receive an engaging reflection of the primary music curriculum are more effective in developing handwriting, motor skills & precise movements. **
Findings suggest a child’s development was positively associated with the number of years of music education they had received.*
Children with an engaging music education had a large increase in sympathy, and social behaviours. *
Evidence shows that children (age 4) assigned to an inspiring music course demonstrated an increase in willingness to help others & to cooperate on problemsolving tasks. ***
Evidence shows that children receiving a positive music education reported enhanced performance on vocabulary, short term memory & verbal and non-verbal reasoning. *
After just 3 months of music, 5-6 year olds scored higher on IQ tests than peers with no music education. ***
Evidence shows that children with music education performed significantly better on auditory processing and phonoligcal awareness. *
Studying dyslexic 8-11 year olds, those that received music education outperformed others on phonological abilities, awareness & speech development. *****
Children who were taught to follow a driving beat in music education showed significantly less ADHD like behaviours than their peers. *
The importance of teaching music in primary schools is clear, as evidence shows that an inspiring music education directly develops a child’s attention, working memory & attentiveness in other lessons. *
An Inspiring Music Education has been proven to have positive effects on promoting a positive approach to learning. *
There is a proven positive association between teaching on the primary music curriculum, ie. the number of hours per week spent on music, and performance in mathematics and other core subjects. ******
Now you understand the importance of teaching music in primary schools. At The Musical Me, we have developed accredited CPD courses dedicated to helping you teach primary school music confidently. Conquer the primary music curriculum today.
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