Tweet When my child started walking, of course I was thrilled! But I was also nervous about how he would handle parking lots and safety. He also gets too heavy for me to carry sometimes. So one day at Mommy Mixer, I let him walk from the car to the building. This parking lot is […]
Tweet At this stage of life, many people are experiencing health difficulties, which may include Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Stroke, Heart Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Arthritis, Diabetes, or other chronic illnesses. Music Therapy techniques can help restore motor functioning, cognitive functioning, or speech/language skills that are affected by these conditions. Here are some examples […]
Tweet Music Therapy benefits are not just for children–it works across the lifespan. Many adults experience stress; music can help reduce stress. Listen to some of your favorite music and dance or relax to it. You’ll either be getting exercise by dancing or lowering your heart rate, blood pressure, and the amount of stress hormones […]
Tweet Remember that instrument you used to play in middle school or high school? Try to pick up your old instrument and performing in a community ensemble–by doing so, you will exercise your brain and improve your health! Or if you’ve never played, take some lessons. You’re never too old to learn an instrument and […]
Tweet Did you ever play games like Name that Tune or Songburst? Or sing around the campfire or a piano? Turns out you were exercising your brain and improving your memory!
Tweet We all know that music makes us feel good and that it can help us relax. We also know that chronic stress causes blood vessels to become rigid and the risk for arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) increases as we age. But did you know that music can affect our cardiovascular system?
Tweet Music therapy is the enhancement of human capabilities through the planned use of musical influences on human brain functioning.