Stimulate your brain - learn music theory

December 02, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

thinking_of_musicthinking_of_music Why Study Music Theory?

For me, music has been a life-long practice. Thinking back, I suppose I stuck with it because it made me FEEL BETTER to play, listen and study music.

But how exactly does music make people feel good? Lately, I've seen a number of articles by researchers attempting to explain this phenomenon. One of the best I've read was by the National Geographic Daily News blog and is titled Your Aging Brain Will Be In Better Shape If You've Taken Music Lessons.

music on the mindmusic on the mind In short, it is now commonly believed that the benefits of playing and studying music, whether as a child or in adulthood, are numerous:

• Creating new neural connections compensates for some of the natural neural declines associated with aging

• Enhanced brain plasticity - its ability to change or adapt in response to experience, environment, or behavior

• Robust gains in memory, verbal fluency, the speed at which one processes information, planning ability, and other cognitive functions

These are just a few of the possible benefits of musical study. As we age, doesn't it make sense to exercise our minds as well as our bodies?

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THE MAGIC OF MUSIC THEORY
Advanced Level - South Whidbey
Five Monday evenings
Feb 9 through Mar 9, 2015
6:00-7:30pm

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THE MAGIC OF MUSIC THEORY
Advanced Level - Oak Harbor
Five Tuesday evenings
Feb 10 through Mar 10, 2015
6:30-8:00pm
Location: Click Music, Oak Harbor
Tuition:  $125 (plus textbook)
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Instructor: Kim Tinuviel, Juilliard-trained professional musician
Class Fee: $125 (plus textbook/approx $27)
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