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Here is an exciting article from the Scientific American magazine about all the positive effects of music on the human brain: Even a few years of music training benefits the brain. Also, listen to this podcast from the Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Benefits of Music


There is no substitute for music. Besides giving us joy, music enriches the inner self: it nourishes the love of learning, puts us in touch with our feelings and facilitates growth in motivation, self-discipline, time management and social skills.

Music helps us relate to the wider world, getting away from our daily routine. It teaches cooperation and teamwork and encourages cultural awareness.

We do not play an instrument or sing to get to the end of the piece; we do it to make music.