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Perceived benefits of active engagement with making music in community settints

Hallam, Sue and Creech, Andrea and Varvarigou, Maria and McQueen, Hilary and Gaunt, Helena (2012) Perceived benefits of active engagement with making music in community settints. International Journal of Community Music, 5 (2). pp. 155-174.

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Abstract

This article focuses on the reported benefits of participation in music activities, identified by participants of the Music for Life Project. The participants engaged in weekly music activities offered in three locations: two centres in London and one in the North of England. Their responses were collected through questionnaires and focus group interviews. Music participants attributed improvements in quality of life to active engagement with music, and a wide range of cognitive, social, emotional and physical benefits were reported. This article offers an insight into what participants said about improved health, social interactions, emotional support and learning that occurred as a result of active involvement in music.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: Music Psychology, Health and wellbeing
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Lifelong and Comparative Education
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 23 May 2014 10:37
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:03
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