Children and young people can gain life enhancing skills and experiences through music. Browse our resources below to find out more
Why is music important?
increases confidence and self-esteem – which has a knock-on effect in all areas of their life and learning
improves health and wellbeing – reducing stress, increasing a sense of wellbeing and happiness
provides important life and social skills – such as listening, concentration, working as a team
develops creativity and self-expression – helping young people to think differently and develop their power of imagination
improves cognition, literacy and numeracy – recent neuroscience research has shown that children who learn an instrument have higher levels of cognitive capacity, specifically in their language acquisition and numerical problem-solving skills
can be the key to unlocking potential – particularly for young people who are strongly creative, or who struggle to engage with other areas of learning