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Music Appreciation

Music Matters -- Everywhere!

Victoria Dunning | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Victoria Dunning

Music education has been shown to improve brain development and improve memory in young children. And, as we have seen among GFC partners, music also feeds children's souls and hearts.

WHY Music: Music Appreciation for the 21st Century

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

We are desperately in need of a new kind of music appreciation program -- one that offers everyone the "why" of music, impresses upon us its deeper values, and helps people better understand how we can most effectively harness its tremendous benefits and better integrate those into our daily lives.

Mindfulness, Music Appreciation and Empathy

Patrick Groneman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Patrick Groneman

Music is a language of energy, a "vibe" of emotions and joy. It speaks to our core desires and feelings. It spans language barriers and political borders, making it a powerful means through which humans can connect.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger, and So Does Music

Maggie Hollander | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Maggie Hollander

I had a problem the other day, and when I confided in someone about it the advice I got was the simply "have a thicker skin." My immediate response once this interaction was over was to put on my headphones.

Long Bus Rides and Other Journeys: What Music Means to Me

Maggie Hollander | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
Maggie Hollander

It was hard to imagine ever reaching a point when music wasn't fun anymore, but I've now seen firsthand how it comes about.