Improvisation is an important part of any creative endeavor. I recently spoke with Matt Turner, cellist, pianist, composer and teacher of improvisation at Lawrence University, about the benefits of improvisation in music. In addition to creative and technical benefits, his students notice that improvisation helps them think about who they want to be as human […]Read more "Musical improvisation delivers valuable life lessons"
The value of incorporating music into a child’s education cannot be understated. There is a heap of incontestable research showing that an education rich in music improves students’ cognitive function and academic performance. Simply put, children learn better when music is part of their school curriculum. While there is clear evidence of music education improving […]Read more "Music Education and the Multiplier Effect"
Playing a musical instrument brings joy to you and everyone around you. Learning to play an instrument helps you appreciate the essence of music. It does not take an expert to reap the benefits of playing an instrument. Find out what these benefits are: Learning to play an instrument helps to increase your memory by […]Read more "10 benefits of playing a musical instrument"
Instead of agonising over why Australian students can’t or won’t study maths or science perhaps we should concentrate on improving the nation’s cognitive capacity via music lessons. Is the answer to the complex issue of raising literacy and numeracy standards just about giving more “prime learning” time and emphasis in every school day to these […]Read more "Music education key to raising literacy and numeracy standards"
Classical music can be a wonderful thing to experience, with its varying moods and tones, and science actually shows us that classical music in particular can have the power to improve our health. Here are five ways you might benefit from listening to classical music. 1. Classical Music Might Lower Our Blood Pressure Researchers from […]Read more "5 Reasons Listening to Classical Music Could Be Good for Your Health"
LISTENING to Mozart can increase the brain wave activity linked to memory, understanding and problem-solving, scientists have found. However, no such increases were apparent after the subjects listened to Beethoven, suggesting there is something about the effect of Mozart’s music in particular on our minds. The researchers, from Sapienza University of Rome, said it appeared […]Read more "Roll over Beethoven: Only Mozart’s music boosts the brain, say scientists"
Public areas at Medical Center of the Rockies have been filled at times in recent weeks with musical notes wafting around from miniconcerts performed by Loveland Orchestra musicians. The purpose? Good health. Study after study has shown that music is good for feeling good and for helping bring about better health—and so it’s good for […]Read more "Playing the player piano for better health"