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How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

January 22, 2019

Do you know that every time you play an instrument, there is a party going on in your brain?

 

Turns out playing music has the equivalent of a full body workout on your mind.

 

Check out this informative TED Ed animation about the effects learning and listening to music has on the body!

 

Music helps both sides of your brain speak to each other and could make musicians better problem solvers!

 

A recent Guardian Article, "Want to 'train your brain'? Forget apps, learn a musical instrument." mentions:

 

"Unlike commercial brain training products, which only improve performance on the skills involved, musical training has what psychologists refer to as transfer effects – in other words, learning to play a musical instrument seems to have a far broader effect on the brain and mental function, and improves other abilities that are seemingly unrelated. 

“Music reaches parts of the brain that other things can’t,” says Loveday. “It’s a strong cognitive stimulus that grows the brain in a way that nothing else does, and the evidence that musical training enhances things like working memory and language is very robust.” 

 

Want some help training your brain?  I can take on 3 more students (online or in person on rock and folk strings) then I'm capping it for a bit!  Eric (drums) and Pam (keys) both have availability.  

 

Give us a ring at the Lab (704)401-4370 or book your time slot now and let's start some lessons! 

 

 

 

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