Studies claiming that playing music gives youngsters an academic boost have circulated for decades, but now their results are being called into question.
Everything from just making sounds to the actual process of practicing can be life-changing.
Over the last decade or so, we have seen some landmark initiatives that helped raise awareness of the importance of school-based music education. These include the ABC’s three-part documentary Don’t Stop the Music that screened in 2018, ARIA’s Music Teacher
The Australian Bureau of Statistics shows children are mostly likely to start studying music between the ages of nine and 11.