In her book, The Music Advantage: How Learning Music Helps Your Child’s Brain and Wellbeing, Dr Anita Collins outlines the remarkable and surprising benefits that playing – or even just appreciating – music offers children. An expert in cognitive development and passionate music educator, Anita visited classrooms and leading music and neurological research labs around the world to investigate the extraordinary impact music can have on the development of young brains. The Music Advantage is the impressive result.
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Anita Collins PhD is an award-winning music teacher and researcher in brain development and music learning. She wrote one of the most-watched TED Education films ever made and appeared on the ABC TV series, Don't Stop the Music. Anita is music teacher and conductor at Canberra Grammar School, and Associate Fellow of Music, Mind and Wellbeing at the University of Melbourne.
Hannah Critchlow is the Science Outreach Fellow at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, and has been named a Top 100 UK Scientist by the Science Council for her work in science communication. Mentioned by Nature magazine as a rising star in the life sciences in 2019, she is listed as one of the University of Cambridge's 'inspirational and successful women in science'. The Science of Fate: Why Your Future is More Predictable Than You Think is her first book.