Right from the Start
A collaborative, national initiative led by Alberts | The Tony Foundation and driven by our collective belief in the power of music to change lives.
All Australian primary school children need, and have a right to a quality, sequential and ongoing music education.
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Extensive research in the fields of neuroscience and psychology have studied music learning and found that it:
Improves cognitive connectivity and efficiency
Improves learning capacity
Improves social skills and personal wellbeing
Decreases stress and anxiety
Heightened empathy and valuing of diversity
Supports reading and numeracy skills
Increases attention stamina and focus
Boosts academic performance in English, Maths and Science
Music Education: A Sound Investment
In 2019 Alberts philanthropic arm, The Tony Foundation commissioned a research report led by the internationally recognised scholar, researcher and award-winning music educator, Dr Anita Collins on the current status of music education in Australia.
The report highlights that a large number of Australian primary s