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Did you know that a structured system of music study and celebration of achievement leads to well-rounded musicianship and a lifelong love of learning?

Did you know that providing benchmarks for students to measure themselves against encourages and motivates them?

Research shows that assessment is an extremely important part of the learning process. Third party assessments track and measure progress while encouraging the continued pursuit of excellence.

The Royal Conservatory of Music has published the second in a series of white papers highlighting recent research that provides compelling insights into the positive impact of music education. This second paper, Structured Music Education: The Pathway to Success, demonstrates that students that follow a path that includes short- and long-term goals are proven to make better, more consistent progress. The best music education programs involve regular evaluations to help motivate students, instilling a sense of accomplishment as they complete each level. Valuable feedback provided along the way keeps teachers, students and parents up to date on overall progress, achievement, and the specific areas that may require additional attention.

photo of Samuel ZhuThe Royal Conservatory of Music goes online to connect with students (The Globe and Mail)

The Royal Conservatory of Music is set to launch itself into the digital space in ways that will see old-school methods harmonize with new technology. Marsha Lederman, from the Globe and Mail, goes inside a multipronged plan to innovate without losing what matters most. Read the full article.

White Paper Series

Using recent neuroscience research, this series offers compelling insights into the potent, long-term value of music training.

The Benefits of Music Education

The Benefits of Music Education: An Overview of Current Neuroscience Research
This summary of the recent neuroscience research proves that music education is a powerful tool for attaining children’s full intellectual, social and creative potential. It highlights studies offering compelling insights into the potent, long-term value children gain through music training.

Structured Music Education: The Pathway to Success

Structured Music Education: The Pathway to Success
This publication shows how a structured system of music study and celebration of achievement leads to well-rounded musicianship and a lifelong love of learning. It demonstrates that students that follow a path that includes short- and long-term goals are proven to make better, more consistent progress. The best music education programs involve regular evaluations to help motivate students, instilling a sense of accomplishment as they complete each level.

Infographic Posters

These posters convey some of the key messages in our white paper series in a high-impact, visual way. Perfect for displaying or sharing!

The Benefits of Music Education: Infographic Poster

The Benefits of Music Education Infographic Poster
A visual companion to our first white paper, The Benefits of Music Education: An Overview of Current Neuroscience Research.

The Benefits of Music Education: Infographic Poster

Structured Music Education: The Pathway to Success Infographic Poster
An engaging addition to our second white paper, Structured Music Education: The Pathway to Success.

Learn From TED-Ed

Watch Dr. Anita Collins' discuss how playing an instrument benefits your brain, explaining the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examining some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.