Music Research & Advocacy
Everyone can benefit mentally, physically and socially from playing the piano or any other musical instrument. Children can achieve higher grades in school. Adults can experience lower stress levels and less memory loss. And, scientists continue to find new connections between playing music and cognitive learning, emotional health and social skills .
NAMM - Research Briefs: Did You Know? Short summaries of some of the latest research on how music education and musical approaches to teaching impact math, science, language arts, and more.
NAMM Foundation An excellent clearinghouse for music research and advocacy materials.
National Piano Foundation Research specific to learning to play the piano.
Recreational Music Making Program Geared towards adults who want to play for fun.
Wanna Play? Find benefits by age group.
NPR - Music and the Brain Listen to a "Talk of the Nation" broadcast describing how music affects your brain.
NAMM and NAfME - SupportMusic.com Downloadable brochures and advocacy kits.
VH1 Save the Music Foundation An organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music programs.
National Association for Music Education Information and resources for educators and advocates.
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