Music Generation have just released some new research surrounding the entire success and impact of the programme around Ireland.
The research, entitled Possible Selves in Music, was commissioned in partnership with Dublin City University and undertaken by postdoctoral researcher Thomas Johnston, who travelled around the country to look at at how musical experiences impacted the lives of young people at Music Generation centres.
The findings by Thomas Johnston show that there is no single ‘right’ approach to to music education. Instead a diverse approach to music education across all genres is necessary to provide positive experiences for young people.
This study has been long overdue, according to principal investigator Dr. Patricia Flynn who says that Ireland has been aiming to achieve this for over 80 years through it’s education strategy but is only now coming close to it with the Music Generation programme.
Have a further read of the article published today in the Irish Times by clicking the link below.