People who learn popular music are happier, more open-minded, and more creative according to a questionnaire survey conducted by the Öröm a Zene Nonprofit Kft., the Hangőr Egyesület and the Szent György Alapítvány. 527 people took part in the survey. The results were reported at a Hungarian light music education conference called “Mindenki zenéljen!”.
The three organizations wanted to assess the situation and possibilities of learning and practicing pop music in Hungary with the questionnaire.
527 people answered the questions, those who:
- will learn
- have studied but are no longer learning
70% of respondents were men, and 30% of them were women.
Eliza Bodor-Eranus, the director of winwinwin Kutató és Tanácsadó Kft., who conducted the survey, reported that only 11% of those who teach light music are women.
In the research, it was also a question, that what is the motivation behind music learning. The wide range of answers was divided into four categories:
- It causes an experience.
- It builds a community.
- It involves development.
- Somebody only loves music.
When asked why it is beneficial for those who can play light music, 368 answers were received.
Most respondents wrote that people who learn music are happier, more open-minded, and more creative.
The three institutions would like to explore the possibilities of institutional light music education based on the results.