Evidence based Studies
Don’t just take it from us, there are countless studies showing the beneficial impact that music can have on people’s wellbeing.
Studies have shown that having an involvement in both performing music and listening to it can have positive effects on mood and wellbeing (Unwin et al., 2002), giving a high level of satisfaction and pleasure from the ability to connect with their audience by making music (Lamont, 2012).
A study of 600 choir singers confirmed that a large majority of them agreed that the effects of singing were positive to their wellbeing (Clift et al., 2010).
Music therapy has been seen to be an effective intervention for young people with a range of severe mental health issues (Gold et al., 2004).
Listening to music has been suggested to have a beneficial impact on reducing stress in young women (Thoma, 2013).
Playing an instrument and listening to music can have a significant beneficial impact on levels of anxiety and depression in university students compared to those that don’t (Ghasemi et al., 2017; Barber & Barber, 2005; Chen et al., 2019).