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Benefits of Music

Stop "Defending" Music Education

Peter Greene | Posted 06.11.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

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.

Why Kids Need Music in Their Life

Jared Joffe | Posted 05.21.2015 | Education
Jared Joffe

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."

5 Ways Music Improves Our Health

Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living

By Jill Suttie When I gave birth to my first-born, I listened to CDs of classical music in the hospital. I figured that music would help calm m...

Rebecca Adams

Here's Proof Music Can Do More Than Just Make You Feel Good

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Adams | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Friedrich Nietzsche once remarked, "Without music, life would be a mistake." Perhaps this is why, as Daniel J. Levitin points out in his book This Is ...

26 Songs To Cheer You Up This Instant

Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Crummy day? Tune in. Music is a powerful tool: Studies have shown a good beat can ease anxiety, lower stress and even boost heart health. Over ...

Why Music, Part 5: Music and Education

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 02.02.2013 | Education
Frank Fitzpatrick

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.

How Music Can Be Medicine

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

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.

Jam On! The Many Benefits Of Playing An Instrument

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

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.

Music: A Mega-Vitamin For Your Brain

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

Your personal playlist can become your personal toolkit for optimizing your mental and emotional state whenever you need it.

The 22 Most Soulful Songs Ever

Posted 10.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Last weekend, we shared 14 soul-soothing songs: the tracks that lift us up and help tune out all the negative. The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight and Alexi ...

14 Songs To Soothe Your Soul

Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Sometimes, all it takes is a hearty playlist to brighten up your day. Headphones in, frustration out. Well, it makes sense: music has been shown t...

How Music Can Transform You

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

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.

Stimulate Yourself

Payvand Seyedali | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Payvand Seyedali

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.

Sing Your Prayers: An Interview With Bobby McFerrin

Omega Institute | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

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."