How music trumps reading for childhood development Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles First creative arts Laureate awarded in Australia (locked) A NSW academic has received $3.2 million to harness immersive visualisation technology and pioneer a new approach to the study of subjective experience. Teaching doctors empathy through art Health care students are developing their empathy, moral insight and cultural awareness through a program that helps them look at art. Is a Master of Fine Arts the ‘new MBA’? Enlightened universities are now embedding the principles of design and creativity into their business schools, as businesses recognise the value of arts education. 10 gems from Tim Minchin (locked) VIDEO: 10 witty and wise pieces of advice from comedian and musician Tim Minchin. The first video in our new occasional series. (Premium content) Premium content Liam Viney Friday 30 October, 2015 A new study suggests that informal music-making with very young children can lead to better attention and emotion regulation by the age of five. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and join the British arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Liam Viney is a pianist based at the University of Queensland, School of Music. He performs regularly in the Viney-Grinberg Piano Duo and White Halo ensemble (a piano quartet). He spent some years in the U.S., studying at Yale and teaching at California Institute of the Arts.