White Papers

Looking to boost your knowledge? Check out our range of FREE white papers on various music, play and health related topics published here regularly.

With fresh and engaging content, our collection of white papers are the result of extensive research. Designed to give you knowledge as well as inspiration, these in-depth informational documents will define the benefits of music and outdoor musical play for specific situations.

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Music For Mood and Memory - The Benefits of music For People Living With Alzheimerโ€™s and Dementia

Listening to and playing music is an activity that enriches us throughout our lives, from birth to death and it is a medium which has been proven time and time again to promote happiness in your life and in the lives of those around you.

Music is not just for the purposes of art, entertainment and pleasure but is also medicine for the body and soul. It is intrinsic to all cultures and playing music is one of the few activities that involve using the whole brain.

In this whitepaper, we will look in-depth at how playing music has surprising benefits not only for learning language, improving memory and focusing attention, but also for physical coordination and development.


Hitting The High Notes - The Benefits of Music for Mental Health

There are acknowledged to be over 200 classified forms of mental illness that we are aware of today. These range from clinical depression and bipolar disorder to dementia, schizophrenia and anxiety. Unfortunately, these illnesses are becoming more and more prevalent in society today, and this worldwide trend is sadly on the increase. Although many of these illnesses rely on prescription medicine for their management- there are more holistic and natural ways to alleviate some of the suffering. One proven way is through music and music therapy.

In this whitepaper, we will ask if music and music therapy could provide the best, and certainly the most accessible, holistic approach to improving mental health available to us today.


Music and Autism: The Benefits of Music for Special Needs Children

Read our report on how music is helping those with autism find their voice and thrive.....

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Make Music, Make Community: The Benefits of Music-Making Within the Community

Music is like physical exercise: it's for all ages and for all people. And like physical exercise, participation in music leads to good health and wellbeing.

This paper will explore how outdoor community music spaces engage people of all ages, cultures, and ability: to experience music-making and bringing people together in a way that few other activities do - fostering both individual growth and community development.

Without doubt, music is best experienced with other people and communities need music; music brings communities together.

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Music Matters: The Importance of Music Education

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning. Plato

This paper will focus on the fact that despite its proven benefits, music education in schools has been marginalised, is unacceptably inconsistent and arguably in crisis.

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