A new study by Florida International University's Community-Based Research Institute (CBRI) at Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work finds that students who are part of ensemble-based musical instruction in an after school program benefit academically, emotionally, and socially.
Researchers worked with the Miami Music Project, which uses the internationally recognized El Sistema program, to study three different program locations. They found that students showed that the programs offered "students cognitive benefits as well as social and emotional enhancements, presumably as a result of learning in an environment that requires disciplined social cohesion."
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Published: March 01, 2019