Let’s face it; convincing your students that classical music is “cool” can be difficult. Most students would rather learn more contemporary songs. What these students fail to realize, however, is that they are missing out on all of the wonderful benefits of listening to classical music. Listening to classical music has a ton of both physical and mental benefits. For example, studies have shown that listening to classical music can help boost memory, spark creativity, and reduce stress levels.
In fact, people who listened to Mozart displayed an increase in brain wave activity linked to memory, according to a study published in the Journal of Consciousness and Cognition. In addition, scientists claim that classical music’s tempo mimics the human heart, which eases symptoms of anxiety and depression. The benefits of listening to classical music don’t stop there. To see more benefits of listening to classical music, check out the infographic:
Next time you have a student complain about learning or practicing classical music share a few of these benefits with him or her. Who knows, he or she might become a super-fan of classical music.
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