May 2019: Music and Wellbeing in Early Childhood

Series: Creative Thinktanks

Tags: early years

Creative Thinktank

Our third Creative Thinktank examines how music impacts development in the early stages of our life. Co-created by Professor Margaret Barrett, Professor Graham Welch, and Katherine Zeserson, the event will bring together around 15 researchers, practitioners, advocates, policy-makers and education professionals to consider:

  • What is known, what is contested and what is unknown about the impacts of music on wellbeing in the early years?
  • What are the barriers to effective early years music education in the home, community and pre-school settings
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of current early years music provision?
  • What training and support is needed for practitioners?
  • What research questions are arising for further investigation?

The discussion will embrace a wide range of wellbeings, including physical, psychological, emotional, social, educational and musical.

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