8 Reasons to Listen to Music
It has been proved that music significantly impacts people’s mental and physical health. Music lessons, for example, can help us improve our IQs and keep our wits sharper as we age.
Here are eight scientifically verified reasons we should employ music more often in the classroom.
1) Music helps you feel good.
When you listen to music, your brain releases dopamine, a “happy hormone” found by neuroscientists in “The neuroscience of musical chill” by The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.
2) Music improves a runner’s performance.
Runners who listened to rapid or slow motivational music raced faster for the first 800 meters than those who listened to quiet music or did not exercise. If you want to increase your running skills, listen to music while doing so, and here are some running suggestions to get you started.
3) Music has a calming effect and is beneficial to one’s health.
The stress hormone cortisol can be reduced by listening to music. According to a study, people’s immune systems were enhanced when they actively participated in generating music by playing various percussion instruments and singing.
So, when you’re having a stressful day, turn on the radio to help you relax, and be sure to sing along and tap your feet to the beat for optimum healing benefits.
4) Music aids in better sleep.
Students who listened to soothing classical music for 45 minutes before bedtime slept substantially better than those who slept with an audiobook or did not listen at all, according to research.
5) Music can help you feel better.
Over 350 million individuals worldwide suffer from depression, with 90% of them suffering from insomnia. Depression symptoms were reduced significantly in those who listened to classical music while sleeping.
So, if you’re having a bad day, listen to some classical or meditation music to cheer yourself up.
6) Listening to music while driving improves your mood.
I’m sure you’ll all agree that music improves our moods and our ability to concentrate while driving. According to a study conducted in the Netherlands, music can positively impact your mood while driving, resulting in safer driving than if you were not listening to anything.
7) Music improves memory and learning.
Music, according to studies, can help you remember and recall information more effectively. Musicians learned better with neutral music and performed better on tests with upbeat music, but non-musicians learned better with upbeat music and performed better with neutral music.
In either case, music aided the participants’ learning and memory.
8) Music improves one’s ability to communicate verbally.
According to a study, youngsters between the ages of 4 and 6 improved their ability to interpret words and express their meaning by 90% after one month of music lessons. In another study, musically trained women and children outscored non-musically trained women and children on a verbal memory test.
As you can see, music has a plethora of advantages and has evolved into a universal language; according to new research, music “can express basic human feelings regardless of the listener’s culture or ethnic background.”
Perhaps your pupils would benefit from taking part in a music initiative that is completely funded?
‘Create,’ a multi-arts organization, is putting on a music project called ‘Creative: Connection,’ which focuses on bringing students with autism together. Students experience music-making and song composition with the help of Creates’ professional musicians, creating unique pieces and covering familiar tunes.
This interesting project will undoubtedly provide a new dimension to your student’s learning and growth. Please peek at their initiatives to discover more about them and how your children may become involved.