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The benefits of singing

Welch, GF; (2017) The benefits of singing. [Digital scholarly resource]. https://www.singup.org/knowledge-hub/insight/insig...

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There are many different bene ts that arise from engaging in singing activities. These apply to all ages, from childhood into adolescence and through into retirement age and beyond. With appropriately nurturing experiences, singing competency will develop. Almost without exception, everyone has the potential to sing competently and enjoy singing across the lifespan. Childhood provides a crucial opportunity to lay the foundations of a positive lifelong singing (and musical) identity. Within the various research literatures, there are ve main areas of reported bene t from singing. Bene ts are physical, psychological, social, musical and educational (and often overlapping). These combined bene ts suggest that singing is one of the most positive forms of human activity, supporting physical, mental, emotional and social health, as well as individual development in the same areas. Successful singing is important because it builds self- con dence, promotes self-esteem, always engages emotion, promotes social inclusion, supports social skill development, and enables young people of different ages and abilities to come together successfully to create something special in the arts.

Type: Digital scholarly resource
Title: The benefits of singing
Publisher version: https://www.singup.org/knowledge-hub/insight/insig...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: singing, benefits, lifespan
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10041839
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