Benefits of music

Musequality supports music projects because it changes young lives. Everyone knows that singing, making music and playing instruments is fun – but in fact music can play a much more significant role in children’s lives.

Research has found that music aids personal development, building confidence, self-esteem and discipline. It strengthens social skills, helping children to understand and interact with others and promoting skills such as empathy. It enhances intellectual development, improving maths and reading abilities and promoting abstract reasoning and spatial cognition. And participation in music helps steer young people away from damaging behaviour and lifestyles.

For more evidence on the benefits of bringing music into young lives,
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Personal and social development

Intellectual development

Educational participation and achievement

Crime and substance abuse

Role models