You got the music
The universal teacher
As Bob Marley famously said, One good thing about music is when it hits you, you feel no pain Diego Cardini looks at the evidence and sees 21 benefits of learning a musical instrument.
Bob Marley’s famous quote might be more inspired by empirical evidence, but it has certainly inspired a lot of musicians and researchers to review this claim and to analyze what it actually means. The results might surprise you!
Humans: hard-wired for music?
Not only is music a beautiful art form that fascinates people of all cultures and backgrounds – it is a useful teaching tool that helps children and adults understand the world in a better, more natural way.
While the neurological mechanisms behind this aren’t quite clear, it has to do with 21 different and unique benefits of playing instruments that work together to improve a student’s general mental health and capabilities.
Alertness and teamwork
Together, they contribute to increased alertness, better teamwork skills, significantly improved academic achievements in all fields and confidence. All in all, these benefits, which were independently described by scientists, researchers and musicians alike, all show the importance of musical education for both children and adults. That is why learning an instrument might be beneficial to all people, regardless of age, ethnicity, the field of work or grade of education.
Diego Cardini – The Musician Lab
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DIEGO’S 21 BENEFITS
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