WAAM is a thought leader in Music Research. WAAM’s Music Impact Research Center (MIRC) funds, researches, aggregates, and disseminates data measuring music’s influence through rigorous, scientific means.
Our first white paper is entitled Metrics Linking Guitars Over Guns to Broader Social Emotional Learning (SEL) – Improving Capacities and Experiences During COVID. This paper describes the way in which WAAM grantee, Guitars over Guns, implements a music mentor model in their after school instructional music programs. The results of the analysis illustrate a striking improvement in key metrics of social emotional learning in program participants. Click to read the full report.