Mus-Alpha Laboratory

Université Laval, Québec, Québec
What the facility does

Research in music education, educational programs, educational and pedagogical activities.

Areas of expertise

The research carried out within our infrastructure focuses on documenting the impact of learning music during early childhood (0-5 years) and childhood (6-12 years). We study in particular the effects of music on cognitive function development, emergence of language, and reading, writing and math skills. Our goal is to promote complementary ways to encourage academic success in the short, medium and long term.

Research services
  • 30-person experimentation room,
  • Observation room,
  • Resource centre,
  • Computer lab,
  • 2 Disklavier pianos,
  • Full Orff Instrumentarium.
Sectors of application
  • Education
  • Healthcare and social services

Specialized lab



Mus-Alpha Laboratory

Full Orff Instrumentarium

Musical education


Disklavier pianos

Music – Teaching


Early childhood musical instruments

Musical education


Computer equipment

Data processing


Integrated cameras

Indirect observations


Video conferencing system

Virtual communication



Musiques et capacités cognitives – reportage vidéo

Les sons et le sens - article

Profil nouveau chercheur 2010 – reportage vidéo