Observing a pianist at a recital—converting musical notations into precisely timed finger movements on a piano—can be a powerful emotional experience. As a researcher of neuroscience and a pianist myself, I understand that the mastering of this skill not only takes practice, but also requires complex coordination of many different brain regions. Brain regions that […]Read more "Research shows taking music lessons can speed up brain development in children"
Music is regarded to have healing properties and with great reason. It could work as a form of therapy and offer many benefits to the listener including emotional, physical and psychological advantages. This complete therapy has a lot to offer. However, specific advantages are more appropriate than others. Here we look at a few of […]Read more "Six common benefits of music"
All that time you spent in piano lessons and dance classes as a youngster may have seemed like a pain, but new research now confirms what your parents claimed: it’s good for mind and body. Endless hours at the barre. Long afternoons practising scales. All that time you spent in piano lessons and dance classes […]Read more "How the performing arts can set the stage for more developed brain pathways"