The benefits of making music are increasingly identified by research from Australia and around the world.
Multiple areas of ours brains become engaged and active when we engage with playing music. Studies in neuroscience show that music can enhance brain function in children. Playing music stimulates the brain, leading to improved brain structure with the formation of new neural connections. We have included some links below.
“When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout”.
Listen to a Tedtalk by Dr Anita Collins about how playing an instrument benefits your brain.
How Playing a Musical Instrument Benefits the Brian
Music and the Brain | Neurobiology
Music Making and Cognition
Health Benefits of Music Therapy
Australian Music Therapy Association