GR Horst Piano Tuner / Technician
An article resulting from the Didge Project (see link below), describes the therapeutic impact of music in providing medical benefits such as: Music Helps Control Blood Pressure and Heart-Related Disorders Listening and Playing Music Helps Treat Stress and Depression Music Therapy Helps Treat Alzheimer’s Disease Studying Music Boosts Academic Achievement in High Schoolers Playing Guitar (and Other Instruments) Aids in Treating PTSD Studying Music Boosts Brain Development in Young Children Music Education Helps Children Improve Reading Skills Listening To Music Helps Improve Sleep Playing Didgeridoo Helps Treat Sleep Apnea Click to follow link to: Music Benefits Research
Article References include: Cardiovascular Society of Great Britain Psychology Today McGill University in Canada The Namm Foundation Alzheimer’s Foundation of America UCLA The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs University of Liverpool SAGE Publications/Psychology of Music The Center for Cardiovascular Disease in China British Medical Journal
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NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) research foundation,The NAMM Foundation that is backed by over 10,000 members, has sponsored a variety of research activities. Research has determined: strong connections between rhythm skills and pre-reading abilities in toddlers music enhances fine motor skills everyday listening skills are stronger in musically-trained children and are closely tied to the ability to: perceive speech in a noisy background, pay attention, and keep sounds in memory. children who not only regularly attended music classes, but also actively participated in the class, showed larger improvements in how the brain processes speech and reading scores than their less-involved peers.
The Benefits of Music and Music Education:
Link to article at musical-u.com titled: 9 Ways Learning An Instrument Strengthens Your Brain