This is your brain on music


Your Brain on Music
Music learning is good for your brain.

Talk about preaching to the choir!  If you’re involved in music you already know music has benefits well beyond simple aural aesthetics.  Now musicians have the scientific community backing up this commonly held belief with even more research.  The Associated Press recently published findings by neuroscientists who confirmed music training is useful on many levels, including improving daily brain function.  Music is quite literally great brain exercise which keeps important functions in the brain limber, making certain functions happen with less effort.  In addition, the neurologists believe music used as therapy is particularly useful in helping patients with autism and dyslexia, and for certain types of stroke recovery.

It’s interesting stuff and worth a read.

Kathy Fernandes
Kathy Fernandes is Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for J.W. Pepper. With her background as a school band director, studio teacher, and ongoing experiences as a flutist and mother of three musicians, Kathy is immersed in music. She continues to be involved in education by teaching middle school-aged students at her church and also serves on its Pastoral Council. Kathy advocates for a healthy musical culture by serving on the Board of the Music Publishers Association of the United States, as an industry representative for the American Choral Directors Association and through participation on the Corporate Advisory Council for the National Association for Music Education and the Support Music Coalition. Kathy is Secretary of Corporation for J.W. Pepper’s Board of Directors, is a Forbes Communication Council member, and is a former member of the Key Executive Group for the greater Philadelphia area.


  1. This is so true. A lot of people knew Einstein dropped out of school because his teacher believed he was dull-witted. What not a lot of people know is he became an avid violinist before he became brilliant. Now, of course, a causal link cannot be established but it’s certain an interesting “coincidence”, isn’t it?

    Unfortunately, not all music is beneficial to the brain. Rock and other loud music, has been shown to deteriorate it.

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