top of page

Music and the Brain

If you could take a pill to help protect your Brain against Alzheimer's would you do it? This pill has absolutely no side effects and will help build your self esteem and create a more fulfilling lifestyle. Sounds like magic doesn't it? But, it is simply music. I can tell you from my own experience in music that my brain functions in a different way. I had to stop playing (due to financial reasons a long time ago) for many, many years. Don't believe me, read this study:

This is a clear presentation (with other examples at the end of the article) of what music can do for your brain and neuroplasticity. I always felt that I had to "think differently" when it came to music. If you understand all that is required of your brain in order to play an instrument or play in a chamber group or orchestra you will see why. It is not just about playing a violin. It is about listening, counting and math, movement and sight. It is bringing forth music from mere notes on a page. It is transforming those notes into something audibly tangible to a listener.

Music is absolutely AMAZING! I am not just saying this because I am a musician and teach. I am saying this because I am a human who plays music and has seen results in my own life. Just read, "This is Your Brain on Music" by Daniel Levintin. I will be hosting book clubs where we can all discuss these interesting topics in my studio! Check out this book and join in.

Be sure to check out my Instagram and Facebook page!

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page