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The Benefits of Music

Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein

“The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition. My parents had me study the violin from the time I was six. My new discovery is the result of musical perception”

The neuroscience research at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada shows that music and art have a proven positive impact in many ways:

  • Encourages the verbal/non-verbal self-expression of thoughts and feelings
  • Helps people process and work through pain and/or traumatic experiences
  • Facilitates positive self-esteem
  • Promotes a sense of independence, feelings of control and problem solving skills
  • Creates and retrieves memories through music and art experiences
  • Teaches effective techniques to self-manage depression, stress and anxiety
  • Facilitates hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills while easing muscle tension
  • Raises awareness and orientation to things such as time, date and place
  • Increases attention-span and decreases frustration levels
  • Provides an opportunity to enhance imagination, be creative and have fun
  • Creates stronger neural connections
  • Improves memory and attention
  • Improves reading, listening, and critical thinking skills
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