They say it has the power to move us. For that reason, it’s an ever-present force in our culture. Music is said to influence people in many ways, but is there scientific evidence to suggest our notions of music’s influence is true? Music can certainly be used as a tool of distraction. Elevator music is […]Read more "Music has varied benefits"
You don’t have to major in music to reap the benefits of music lessons. You don’t even have to get very good at it. A few weeks ago on Facebook I found my first piano teacher. I only took lessons from her for about two years, but almost 45 years later I still have a […]Read more "6 Reasons Everyone Should Take Music Lessons"
Exposure to music and music instruction accelerate the brain development of young children. The development mostly touches the part in the areas of the brain that are responsible for language development, sound, reading skill and speech perception. The study was led by the researchers from the Brain and Creativity at USC in partnership with the […]Read more "Children’s Brain Develop Faster With Exposure To Music"
Something weird and wonderful happens when you master a musical instrument. It’s like listening to others speak a different language for a long time and not understanding a word they’re saying. Then suddenly it makes sense. I’ve always appreciated music, but I was gifted with zero musical talent. As a child, I struggled through six […]Read more "Music lessons build skills and confidence for students of all ages"
“MUSIC is my best friend.” I have heard this sentence a number of times over the last few months, most recently on Channel 10’s ‘The Voice’. Each time it was said by a child or a young adult explaining that music, specifically playing or singing it, had been their haven because they were were being […]Read more "Music could be your children’s best friend"
It’s never too late to pick up a musical instrument. In fact there are many reasons why it’s a great idea, particularly in old age. We normally hear about reasons to increase music education for children, and for good cause. There are many cognitive and social benefits to playing an instrument that aid a child’s […]Read more "Ageing in harmony: why the third act of life should be musical"