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Learning a musical instrument helps academic success

Students at Reigate Grammar School in Surrey who learned a musical instrument achieved better A-level results than their non-musician peers in 2018. Thirty-six per cent of students who learnt an instrument achieved A*s in their A-levels, while the figure was 28 per cent for non-musicians. Similarly, 43 per cent of instrument-learning students achieved A grades, but only 36 per cent of non-musicians. Fifty-eight per cent of students learning to play more than one musical instrument achieved an A* in their A-levels. The findings follow a decision by the independent school to look at the link between learning a musical instrument and academic success, in order to highlight the importance of mus

EVEN MINIMAL CREATIVE ACTIVITY, LIKE MAKING MUSIC, BOOSTS WELLBEING

January 23, 2020 anitanee 1. Priority research, Adult 18+, Adults, Confidence and self-esteem, Inclusion, Mental health and wellbeing, Research, Social, personal, life skills Leave a comment A three-part study, commissioned by BBC Arts, of nearly 49,000 people found that regardless of skill level, taking part in creative activities like making music helps people manage their emotions, build confidence and explore solutions to problems. Participants in the Great British Creativity Test, produced in partnership with University College London (UCL), were asked about which creative activities they took part in, including options in performing arts and music, visual arts, literature, and digital

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