Benefits of choral training over a lifetime

Children singing in a choir

A recent study (Barrett & Zhukov, 2022) undertook an analysis of the benefits of high-level chorister training to life beyond the choir. Extra-curricular ensemble participation has several benefits which are often intangible at first, but the experience of high-level music training can transfer to life and workplace skills such as attention to detail, leadership, being socially and…

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Spontaneous Singing in Early Childhood

Two children playing a musical percussion instrument

Children like to spontaneously sing and is considered an important part of young children’s everyday musical experience. However, studies of young children singing at home are rare due to limitations in access. The home is important as a site for childhood development and family interactions, where these interactions shape learning. The home is a very…

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