GALLIPOLIS — Holzer Hospice offers music therapy as part of their services to patients, and Leslie Shoecraft, neurologic music therapist, of Rhythm-N-You, spearheads the efforts for the program. “Leslie is able to provide another avenue of self-expression for our patients, when they need it the most,” said Vicki Nottingham, program director of Holzer Hospice. “Oftentimes […]Read more "Holzer Hospice spearheads ‘music therapy’"
Advanced Brain Technologies announces that a groundbreaking new study provides more evidence that music listening therapy is a valuable intervention for sensory issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Ogden, Utah (PRWEB) January 29, 2015 Sensory processing disorder (SPD), defined by the study as an inability to process “incoming sensory stimuli, determine its meaning, and […]Read more "New Research Shows Music Listening Therapy Can Help People with Autism Spectrum Disorders"
Taking music lessons may not only make your kids smarter, but also enhance their emotional control, improve their memory and improve their long-term planning. Researchers at the University of Vermont studied brain scans of 236 healhty children and found that training on an instrument directly correlated to better focus, better anxiety management and more emotional […]Read more "Brain study shows the benefits of music training"
For those who claim that classical music is a dead genre, piano duo Anderson and Roe are ready to show them otherwise. Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe met while studying at Juilliard and became fast friends. As often happens with musically inclined friends, they soon began a partnership. The decision to dedicate their lives to […]Read more "Dueling keys: Anderson and Roe mix classical and pop music for piano"
Classes can change brain and the way people think For years, school systems across the nation dropped the arts to concentrate on getting struggling students to pass tests in reading and math. Yet now, a growing body of brain research suggests that teaching the arts may be good for students across all disciplines. Scientists are […]Read more "Arts appear to play role in brain development"
Abstract Playing a musical instrument changes the anatomy and function of the brain. But do these changes persist after music training stops? We probed this question by measuring auditory brainstem responses in a cohort of healthy young human adults with varying amounts of past musical training. We show that adults who received formal music instruction […]Read more "A little goes a long way: how the adult brain is shaped by musical training in childhood."
4 Benefits of a Child Learning an Instrument and How to Choose a Music Tutor Research shows that learning how to play an instrument can dramatically improve a child’s learning abilities across the board. Statistically speaking, children who regularly play instruments tend to do better in math, have advanced reasoning skills, and work better in […]Read more "Benefits of Music Education + How to Choose a Music Tutor"