- 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.
- Music stimulates creativity by increasing blood and oxygen flow to the brain – going from sleepy brain to teachable brain.
- Music Inspires feelings – creating a clear passage to long-term memory.
- Music changes emotional states – changing a negative or resistant emotional state is at the root of getting into a positive learning state.
- 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