How to Attract Piano Students

From a study by David Husser: The article focuses on how piano teachers can make piano lessons attractive to potential students and maintain their interest in music. Piano teachers are faced with the difficult task of enticing new students because Read More …

Does Your Music Affect Your Personality?

From a study by Schiltz L, Maugendre M, and Brytek-Matera A.: Questing one’s personal identity and developing a coherent representation of oneself, the other and the world are major tasks in adolescence. Research showed that a satisfactory resolution of the Read More …

Name that Tune

From a study by Carney, Russell N. and Levin, Joel R.: Students enrolled in music appreciation and music history courses may find it difficult to remember composers’ names and the titles of their compositions — particularly when retrieval is prompted Read More …

Tempo Affects Perception of Pain

From a study by Kenntner-Mabiala, Ramona, Gorges, Susanne, Alpers, Georg W, Lehmann, Andreas C, and Pauli, Paul: The present study investigated affective and physiological responses to changes of tempo and mode in classical music and their effects on heat pain Read More …

Serenity Now! for Athletes

From a study by Bock, O: It is well established that listening to music can modify subjects’ cognitive performance. The present study evaluates whether this so-called Mozart Effect extends beyond cognitive tasks and includes sensorimotor adaptation. Three subject groups listened Read More …

Born to Make Music

From a study by Koelsch S, Gunter T, Friederici AD, and Schröger E: Only little systematic research has examined event-related brain potentials (ERPs) elicited by the cognitive processing of music. The present study investigated how music processing is influenced by Read More …

Skills Acquired in Learning Music Generalize

From a study by Kaplan, RS and Steele, AL: The researchers analyzed data related to goals and outcomes over 2 program years for 40 music therapy clients, ranging in age from 2-49 years, with diagnoses on the autism spectrum. They Read More …

Wine, Women and Song May Help Depression

From a study by Reinhardt, U and Lange, E: The effects of the performance of various forms of music and an acoustic non-musical comparative stimulus on the condition and efficiency of depressive persons were studied. These persons react in the Read More …