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Playing Music is great for brain development at any age
The Youth Center - Music Program

So high power your students’ opportunities and help them get a head start in life — after all, the brain is not fully developed until age 25.

Check out this short TED Talk, then talk to your kids.

 

When encouraged, your students will thrive, and amaze you — it will be worth the early years of (sometimes off-key) practices you endure, as they find their way to becoming budding virtuosos.

The Youth Center has a fantastic music program that is available to your family. Check it out

A little more on how music helps our brains.

Playing music is like giving your brain a fantastic workout. Just like you exercise your muscles to make them stronger, playing music exercises different parts of your brain to make them smarter and more creative.

First off, when you play music, your brain starts firing up in all sorts of wonderful ways. It activates areas responsible for hearing, coordination, memory, and emotions. It’s like a big orchestra inside your head, all playing together to create beautiful music.

Did you know that playing an instrument can actually make your brain grow bigger? Yes, that’s right! Studies have shown that musicians have more developed and interconnected brain areas compared to non-musicians. It’s like your brain is expanding its musical superpowers!

One of the coolest things about playing music is that it helps improve your concentration and focus. When you play an instrument, you need to pay attention to the notes, the rhythm, and even the dynamics. It’s like a mental workout that sharpens your ability to concentrate on tasks at hand, even outside of music.

Playing music also boosts your memory skills. Think about it: you have to remember melodies, chord progressions, and lyrics if you’re singing. This exercise of memorization strengthens your brain’s ability to recall information, which can come in handy during tests or when you need to remember important things in daily life.

Now, let’s not forget about creativity! When you play music, you get to express yourself in a unique and artistic way. It’s like painting with sound. By experimenting with different rhythms, melodies, and harmonies, you tap into your creative side and learn to think outside the box. This creativity can spill over into other areas of your life, helping you come up with innovative ideas and solutions.

Lastly, playing music is just plain fun! It releases a magical substance called dopamine in your brain, which is responsible for making you feel happy and rewarded. So not only are you having a blast playing your instrument, but you’re also boosting your brain’s happiness levels. It’s a win-win situation!

So, my fellow musical maestro, remember that playing music isn’t just about making beautiful sounds. It’s also about giving your brain an incredible workout, enhancing your concentration, memory, creativity, and overall happiness. So keep playing, exploring, and enjoying the amazing world of music. The more you do, the more your brain will thank you!

Now, go on and rock those tunes like the musical genius you are!

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