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Learning music early can make your child a better reader

Learning music early can make your child a better reader

Neuroscience has found a clear relationship between music and language acquisition. Put simply, learning music in the early years of schooling can help children learn to read. Music, language and the brain Music processing and language development share an overlapping network in the brain. From an evolutionary perspective, the human brain developed music processing well […] … learn more→

As the musical job market expands now is the time to learn or develop relevant skills

As the musical job market expands now is the time to learn or develop relevant skills

For many years the music industry seemed to be locked down pretty tight, with thousands fighting over the rare opportunities that were made public. Meanwhile music graduates tended to filter off into other disciplines of work on the back of transferable skills, and all but the most determined or incredibly lucky musicians, who refused to […] … learn more→

Music – or language in action?

In present-day Western cultures, we tend to underestimate the remarkable overlap between music and language in the functions they fulfil as communicative media. At first glance, music seems to us quite different from language; after all, we clearly cannot exchange information through music as we do through language. But if we shift our cultural perspective, […] … learn more→