Music Training May Reduce Examination Stress

From a study by Laohawattanakun J, Chearskul S, Dumrongphol H, Jutapakdeegul N, Yensukjai J, Khumphan N, Niltiean S, Thangnipon W: Several pieces of evidence suggest that academic examinations fulfill the classical requirement of a psychological stressor. Academic examinations represent a Read More …

Music In Our Schools Month

March is National Music in Our Schools Month, and in honor of the occasion, I thought I’d present you with a top ten list of why children should be encouraged to listen to classical music and learn to play an Read More …

Music Provides Relaxation to Alzheimers’ Patients

From a study by Kumar AM, Tims F, Cruess DG, Mintzer MJ, Ironson G, Loewenstein D, Cattan R, Fernandez JB, Eisdorfer C, and Kumar M: CONTEXT: Music therapy is known to have healing and relaxing effects. Although these effects appear Read More …

Live Music in the NICU

From a study by Arnon S, Shapsa A, Forman L, Regev R, Bauer S, Litmanovitz I, and Dolfin T: BACKGROUND: Music stimulation has been shown to provide significant benefits to preterm infants. We hypothesized that live music therapy was more Read More …

Classical Music and The Real World

Occasionally, some of my friends take me to task about my blog entries, and that’s fine. They want to bring me back to the real world. They tell me that it’s wonderful I’m aggregating all these studies, but that what Read More …