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ARTICLES & RESEARCH

"Collaboration with funders to show how music impacts on early development, communication and wellbeing."

 Some of our studies can be found on www.academia.edu.

Case studies depend on external funders without whom we could not realise our long-term vision of maximising life-skills through music. If you are a funder, philanthropist or would like to support music study please get in touch.

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MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

BREATHING EXERCISES

2023, Music Teacher Magazine

Advocating the importance of breath work in personal and professional life.

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THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC

2022

Exploring how early years music can facilitate language acquisition.

BABCOCK MUSIC SERVICES

MUSIC WITH PARENTS AND BABIES

2017, Devon Ukulele project

Looking at the impact of live instrumental sessions with parents and young children.

NORMAN TRUST STUDY AT MILLWATER SCHOOL

MUSIC NURTURING LANGUAGE WITH AUTISTIC CHILDREN 

2017-18 funded by Youth Music

Music with young autistic children - nurturing communication, learning and life skills.

 SOUNDWAVES LANGUAGE STUDY

LANGUAGE AND MUSICAL PLAY

A case study 2016-17 funded by Take Arts

Developing language in young children from multi-cultural families - a collaboration.

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MUSIC WITH FAMILIES - A COLLABORATION 

2016-17 funded by SoundWaves

Music making and communication in young children with additional needs - a collaboration

QUEENSMILL UNIVERSAL FINAL REPORT

MUSIC DEVELOPING SKILLS IN YOUNG PEOPLE 

2015, funded by Universal Music


A music composition and performance project for young people with autism and additional needs.

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CAN MUSIC IMPROVE VOCALISING IN YOUNG CHILDREN WITH LANGUAGE DELAY?

2014, funded by London Early Years Music Network

A collaboration between a speech and language therapist and a music educator

WORDS MAY SING

WORDS MAY SING

2013-14, funded by Youth Music


A speech, language and music project for children with language delay in two library sites.

Enabling young chidren with autism

ENABLING YOUNG CHILDREN WITH AUTISM THROUGH MUSICAL ENGAGEMENT

2013

A detailed action research report looking at how music can benefit and support learning in young children with autism.

 MUSICAL RESPONSES IN 3-6 YEAR OLDS

MUSICAL RESPONSES IN 3-6 YEAR OLDS WITH PROFOUND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT

2013, funded by Youth Music


A research project exploring musical learning in young children with profound cognitive and multi-sensory impairment.

 MUSICAL BEGINNINGS IN A YOUNG BABY

MUSICAL BEGINNINGS IN A YOUNG BABY

2011

 

A fascinating case study looking at how a baby responds to music and movement. The outcome confirms to us that babies are intrinsically musical.

 HOW DO YOUNG DEAF CHILDREN RESPOND TO DIFFERENT SOUNDS

HOW DO YOUNG DEAF CHILDREN RESPOND TO DIFFERENT SOUNDS?

2010

 

This research explores the different responses that partial and profoundly deaf young children make to a range of different instrumental sounds.

OBSERVING YOUNG DEAF CHILDREN IN MUSICAL PLAY

OBSERVING YOUNG DEAF CHILDREN IN MUSICAL PLAY

2008, funded by LEYMN


A case study to show how music can facilitate communicative learning in children with profound and partial deafness.

MUSICAL START

MUSICAL START 

2008, funded by Youth Music


Piloting new resources for music making with very young children. The responses from participating groups were recorded with feedback given by the music specialist.

 THE BRIDGE ACADEMY MUSIC PROJECT

THE BRIDGE ACADEMY MUSIC PROJECT

2007- 09, funded by BBC Children in Need


This two year project was to encourage musical learning and achievement in young people at a pupil referral unit.

BOOGIE BABIES

BOOGIE BABIES

2007, funded by Sound Connections


This snapshot report confirms the communicative benefits that music plays with vulnerable families and young children, citing the need for similar models to be adopted.

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