Anyone who listens to music knows that it can have a powerful effect on how you feel. It can make you feel motivated, comforted, excited, and every other emotion under the sun. Not to mention, it can have an effect on how you physically feel. However, did you know that the effects of music have an impact on our genetic code, our mental state, and our social capabilities?
- Music increases our happiness levels. New studies show that if you listen to upbeat music while trying to feel happy, you will actually start to feel your mood lighten. So next time you’re feeling a bit down, try playing some music that makes you smile. You’ll feel better in no time.
- Singing in a group bonds people. When students participate in music classes outside of their regular education, they feel more satisfied in almost every area of their schooling. Plus, being a part of a choral group or synchronized voice ensemble makes people get along better.
- Music can help reduce your risk for heart disease. Music has been used to help with stress and anxiety in those being treated for coronary heart disease. Patients who listened to music regularly had reduced heart rates, less anxiety, and lower blood pressure, so you can use the same methods to improve your own health.
- Music improves our verbal IQ. Practicing an instrument doesn’t just improve your musical abilities – it improves your visual and verbal skills as well. Studies have shown that students who studied music as an extracurricular activity developed higher verbal IQs than those who didn’t study music.
Studying music has a profound effect on your brain and body, so why wouldn’t you want to reap those benefits? Grace Music School offers music lessons for guitar, piano, voice, violin, and more. Start your musical journey with us, and begin enriching your life with music today. Call us at 631-239-6169 (Fort Salonga) or 631-470-9705 (Melville) for more information!