The power of music: Its impact on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people

  title={The power of music: Its impact on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people},
  author={Susan Hallam},
  journal={International Journal of Music Education},
  pages={269 - 289}
  • S. Hallam
  • Published 1 August 2010
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Music Education
This paper reviews the empirical evidence relating to the effects of active engagement with music on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people. It draws on research using the most advanced technologies to study the brain, in addition to quantitative and qualitative psychological and educational studies. It explains how musical skills may transfer to other activities if the processes involved are similar. It explores the evidence relating to the impact of… 
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