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Five Ways Music Helps Us Learn

Children - Learning


  1. Music relaxes the mind and lowers stress levels that inhibit learning.  When used intentionally, music can boost memories while allowing our brain to access it’s reserves.
  2. Music stimulates creativity by increasing blood and oxygen flow to the brain – going from sleepy brain to teachable brain.
  3. Music Inspires feelings – creating a clear passage to long-term memory.
  4. Music changes emotional states – changing a negative or resistant emotional state is at the root of getting into a positive learning state.
  5. Music is a powerful anchor – and roots the students into the moment, helping their memory to maintain important data for later.

So what music should you use?  Well this will be different for everyone.  Contact a music therapist directly, set up a single session or a couple of sessions and they will help you.


The above 5 steps are a blend from An Introduction to the Music Revolution by Dr. Jeannette Vos, co-author of “The Learning Revolution”  and Tune In by Jennifer Buchanan