The Yamaha Great Start Grant is targeted at Australian schools in need of a helping hand to get their music performance program off to a great start
“Playing a musical instrument is a rich and complex experience that involves integrating information from the senses of vision, hearing, and touch, as well as fine movements, and learning to do so can induce long-lasting extremely beneficial changes in the brain.
It is believed that students who spend school time in music classes, rather than in further developing their skills in math, science and English classes, will underperform in those disciplines. Our research suggests that, in fact, the more they study music, the better they do in those subjects”
[Journal of Educational Pyschology, 112(2)]