Why Music? Benefits of Music

Practice More Than Innate Ability Makes the Musically Gifted Child

What does it actually mean when a child is described as being ‘gifted and talented’ at music? Is it, for example, the ability to sing in tune, remember a melody, sight read, or attain a technical level of performance that is ahead of their years? Over the eons society has celebrated children who are able to perform adult-like feats on their instrument or in singing, but always the question is whether this ability is inborn or acquired through intensive teaching and practice.

Study: Memories of music cannot be lost to Alzheimer’s and dementia

The part of your brain responsible for ASMR catalogs music, and appears to be a stronghold against Alzheimer’s and dementia. Some music inspires you to move your feet, some inspires you to get out there and change the world. In any case, and to move hurriedly on to the point of this article, it’s fair to say that music moves people in special ways.

Doctors Now Prescribing Music Therapy for Heart Ailments, Brain Dysfunction, Learning Disabilities, Depression, PTSD, Alzheimers, Childhood Development and More

Music has proven time and again to be an important component of human culture. From its ceremonial origin to modern medical usage for personal motivation, concentration, and shifting mood, music is a powerful balm for the human soul.

Retraining a Collapsing-Locking Left 4th Finger

The “pinky problem,” where the middle joint of the left fourth finger buckles when the player pushes down a string, is one of the top complaints among string players. The symptom is the same, whether the sufferer’s hand is large or small, muscular or frail—the middle joint collapses under pressure, locks, and sends a shooting pain through the finger. Without a doubt, this problem has caused many otherwise good players to quit in despair.

High School Students Do Better In Science, Math And English If They Also Take Music Lessons

Schools are under constant pressure to make budget cuts, and music programs are often first on the chopping block. Now, an extensive study from the University of British Columbia in Canada shows that students who took music lessons in high school performed better in subjects such as English, science, and math.

Music Lessons Improve Children’s Cognitive Skills And Academic Performance

The first large-scale, longitudinal study of its type in the Netherlands has found that structured music lessons significantly enhance children’s cognitive abilities – particularly around inhibition, planning and verbal intelligence and therefore their academic achievement. The study involved 147 in primary schools over two-and-a-half years.

Attending live concerts increases life expectancy, improves well-being more than yoga, dog-walking, study finds

Attending live concerts increases life expectancy, improves well-being more than yoga, dog-walking, study – by Stephen Raskauskas | July 23, 2018 A new study conducted by O2, a company which owns some of United Kingdom’s largest music venues, and Patrick Fagan claims that attending live concerts can help increase life expectancy and improve overall well-being. Fagan, who

A Child’s Brain Develops Faster With Exposure To Music Education

A two-year study by researchers at the Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) at the University of Southern California shows that exposure to music and music instruction accelerates the brain development of young children in the areas responsible for language development, sound, reading skill and speech perception.

The Benefits of Playing Music
Helps Your Brain More
Than Any Other Activity

Learning an instrument increases resilience to any age-related decline in hearing. By John Rampton Entrepreneur and investor ♥  Brain training is big business. Companies like BrainHQ, Lumosity, and Cogmed are part of a multimillion-dollar business that is expected to surpass $3 billion by 2020. But does what they offer actually benefit your brain. ♥  Researchers […]