benefits of music

Today I ran across one more xeroxed handout touting the test-taking benefits of music education, defending music as a great tool for raising test scores and making students smarter.
There have been some amazing quotes about music over the years, but my favourite comes from Victor Hugo. The famous French poet once said: "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."
My now-teenage son always listens to music while he studies. Far from being a distraction to him, he claims it helps him
Unfortunately, the theory has been debunked. It's not Mozart that makes you more apt to solve visual problems -- any music
Crummy day? Tune in. Music is a powerful tool: Studies have shown a good beat can ease anxiety, lower stress and even boost
I can't help but wonder how many children are denied music education in America, either because it is unavailable, unaffordable or they are determined unworthy. It is both an injustice to our children and a threat to our future.
Whether we using music as a source of joy and inspiration, a medicine for healing deep wounds, a therapy for physical rehabilitation, or a lifeline for surviving trauma and loss, music is undeniably one of mankind's greatest healing modalities.
I find playing music to be one of my strongest personal therapies, not only from the state of being I can achieve while playing, but also from the energetic balancing and mood-enhancing effect on my mind, body and spirit throughout the day.
Your personal playlist can become your personal toolkit for optimizing your mental and emotional state whenever you need it.
Last weekend, we shared 14 soul-soothing songs: the tracks that lift us up and help tune out all the negative. The Jackson
Sometimes, all it takes is a hearty playlist to brighten up your day. Headphones in, frustration out. We all have our own
I believe music is an essential ingredient for the cultivation of a more evolved global community and for the development of more intelligent, adaptable, creative and compassionate generations to come.
Traveling or living abroad, especially in a developing country, is a quick fix way to make our soul strings vibrate. But vibrate they must, wherever you are, whatever you do.
Omega talks with Bobby McFerrin about music, spirituality, and the joy of play. "I think play and joy and feeling good deserve more of our time. I don't see why adults are supposed to grow out of those things."