Collins co-wrote an essay in The Conversation last November that cogently draws together current thinking and research on the importance of music in the lives of young children. Misty Adoniou, a research colleague in linguistics at the University of Canberra, joined her writing in this essay. Their conclusion was that the linkage between neuroscience, music and language acquisition has now clearly been established. “Put simply, learning music in the early years of schooling can help children learn to read,” they wrote. Full story.
Graham Strahle (Music Australia) / January 24, 2019
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