ISBN: 978-1-909067-27-1

Music for change: Health and education outcomes through music in early years settings; an evaluation


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Barnes J, Vella-Burrows T

Year of Publication:
2015

Publisher(s):
Canterbury Christ Church University

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This report outlines the impact of the ‘Early Years Music’ (EYM) project in Kent to over 1450 children in 48 early years settings over 12 months. The project introduced children aged 6 months to 5 years to a range of different musical instruments and progressive musical activities. The project aimed to enhance: the children’s musical and educational experiences; the musical experiences of parents/ carers; and the professional development of both EY staff and music practitioners. The methods of evaluation included: closed and open ended questionnaires; participant observations; and interviews with staff, parents/carers and the music practitioners. Results showed that the project had potential to: support aspects of the children’s wellbeing and their motivation to learn; and resource staff with an increased musical repertoire and skills and confidence to facilitate regular, purposeful music activities.



Evidence Type: Non-Randomised Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Children (0-15)

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Barnes J., Vella-Burrows T. (2015). Music for change: Health and education outcomes through music in early years settings; an evaluation. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University. Music in Early Years Settings. Canterbury Christ Church University.