Music makes an important contribution to the life of every school and should be celebrated, promoted and encouraged. It helps build pupils’ self-esteem and self-discipline and leads to higher standards across the curriculum. Today many more schools are benefiting from this transformational power that music brings to pupils, staff and parents alongside the wider whole school community. In addition, it has been reported that early music experiences can have a beneficial impact on a wide range of developmental features embracing cognitive, emotional, physical, and social domains.

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications. If you are an offer holder, and wish to study the Performance 1 course, you need to have achieved Grade 8 or equivalent in your main performance specialism . If you choose to accept your offer you should email a copy of your Grade 8 certificate to the Music Office no later than 30 August. The Music in the Community options in Years 3 and 4 involve weekly placements across the social and educational sectors in Edinburgh. How to harness the power of music to transform our health, wellbeing and communities.

You will explore these while also pursuing specialist studies relevant to your degree pathway. Through a range of different music, you will look at their histories and the assumptions behind the construction of such histories. Music can be profoundly significant for individuals in their daily lives, for politically-charged movements, and for entire cultures. This module will teach you different ways to ask such questions of music, and will help you to apply ideas derived from core literature to contemporary case studies. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits).

Mindfulness Music allows them to lose themselves in the moment as they enjoy the sounds they’re making or hearing. Through playing an instrument, they bring themselves into the here and now, and helps them to take a break from their anxieties. Hotjar helps us to understand and improve our users’ behaviour by visually representing their clicks, taps and scrolling. Music Concierge developed an inspiring blend of contemporary tracks with ahead-of-the-curve artists that were apart from the mainstream, yet accessible enough to sound interesting and inviting. Influences from the local music scene were introduced to bring the atmosphere in line with Rove’s ‘pulse of Dubai’ brand identity.

A separate Finnish study by Saarikallio et al. provides evidence of how musical listening influences adolescents’ perceived sense of agency and emotional well-being, whilst demonstrating how this impact is particularly nuanced by context and individuality. Aspects of mental health are the focus for an Australian study by Stewart et al. of young people with tendencies to depression. The article explores how, despite existing literature on the positive use of music for mood regulation, music listening can be double-edged and could actually sustain or intensify a negative mood.

Music should be an entitlement for every child, an integral part of school life and never side-lined as just a ‘nice to have’ subject. Internationally, UNESCO has highlighted four main profile areas by which early childhood development can be assessed. These are executive function, social and emotional development, motor development, and early literacy and numeracy.