How music benefits children

Dawn C. Rose

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This article considers the notion of cognitive, behavioural and socio-emotional transfer effects of musical learning. It recaps past findings and adds a short summary of my recent PhD thesis findings supporting a beneficial effect of musical learning on these factors. However, the article also criticises the notion of transfer effects suggesting that this misunderstands how musical learning works, and suggesting the effected factors are actually integral to the process of musical learning.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2017


  • Music Education
  • Cognitive Abilities
  • Intelligence
  • Motor Abilities
  • Socio-emotional wellbeing


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