Mus-Alpha Laboratory

Université Laval, Québec, Québec
What the facility does

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

Area(s) 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

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

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

 

Title

URL

Musiques et capacités cognitives – reportage vidéo

http://www.radio-canada.ca/emissions/decouverte/2011-2012/Reportage.asp?idDoc=174308

Apprendre à son rythme –reportage vidéo

http://www.innovation.ca/fr/ApprendreàsonrythmeJonathanBolduc

Les sons et le sens - article

http://pourparlerprofession.oeeo.ca/septembre_2011/features/sounds.aspx

Profil nouveau chercheur 2010 – reportage vidéo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lsKp8O4wUY