A collection of TEDx Talks on music education

Researchers across the world unanimously agree on the power and importance of music education. Below are just a few of the many inspirational talks covering the positive impact of music and music education on our children.

What if every child had access to music education from birth? | Anita Collins | TEDxCanberra

Dr. Anita Collins is an award-winning educator, researcher and writer in the field of brain development and music learning. 

“Two decades of research … have found Music education raises the general cognitive capacity of anyone who undertakes it.”

Does Music Change a Child’s Brain? | John Iversen | TEDxSanDiego

John Iversen, a UCSD neuroscientist studying music, shares some of the ongoing research on how music affects the brain and children’s behavior development in this TEDx talk.

Social change through music education | Patricia Abdelnour | TEDxLuxembourgCity

Patricia Abdelnour discusses the impact of music education on children at risk– how the challenges and goal achieving process of playing music maximizes executive functions and builds grit.

The Value of Music Education | Richard Gill | TEDxSydney

Richard Gill, Music Director of the Victorian Opera Company, discusses how playing and making music ignites imagination and creativity.