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How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain

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When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. INTERNAL LINK Comments (-1)

How Children Benefit From Music

The National Association for Music Merchants Foundation discusses the benefits of Music Education.

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Why Music? Why Band?

Renowned Music Educator, Tim Lautzenheiser discusses why students who participate in band are more successful...After three decades of traveling across this nation and around the world visiting music rehearsal rooms, speaking at music conventions, presenting in-service workshops to music teachers, and enjoying the chance to work with our finest public and private school students, it is clear today’s young musicians have a distinct advantage over non-music students as they enthusiastically complete their elementary, middle, and high school careers at the top of their class roster, then they predictably head full speed to their college-of-choice. They truly are destined to be “the leaders of tomorrow." WHY?

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