5 Oct 2020

How learning music can help all learning

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 5 October 2020
A photo of a little boy playing the guitar at home

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Dr Anita Collins is an award-winning Australian educator, researcher and writer in the field of brain development and music learning.

Since 2016 she has traveled the world interviewing over 100 neuroscientists and psychologists about music learning and brain development, known as neuro-musical research.  

She says the brains of musically trained people look, operate and learn quite differently to non-musically trained people, and learning an instrument can help children of all ages dramatically improve their ability to focus on school work, enhance their memory and improve behaviour.  Her book is called The Music Advantage.