Neuroscience and Music Education: Why What We Do Is So Important

The links between Neuroscience and Music Education are important to highlight, both for advocacy and to develop our best teaching practice. When we begin to understand that the brain has very specific networks for learning and music processing, and that these networks are highly sensitive to instruction and experience, we can be confident that what we do as IMTs, particularly if it comes from such a considered approach, can have a lasting impact on our students.

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Positive Instruction in Music Studios: Introducing a New Model for Teaching Studio Music in Schools Based upon Positive Psychology

Positive Education brings together many pedagogical initiatives, including Positive Psychology and best practice teaching, in order to encourage school communities to flourish. This approach fosters positive well-being, builds emotional resilience and strengthens the relationships and mindsets of students. Music as a discipline area is perfectly positioned to align with the tenets of Positive Education and support ongoing positive mental and emotional health. This article explores the intersection of school studio-music pedagogy and positive psychology in order to enhance students’ learning and engagement.

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