Taking Music Lessons As A Child Could Physically Change Your Brain

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The researchers found that listening to joyful music is linked with dilation of blood vessels’ inner lining, meaning more flow of blood through the blood vessels. Specifically, the diameter of blood vessels grew by 26 percent when a person listened to happy music. However, the opposite effect was noted when a person listened to anxiety-triggering music — blood vessel diameter decreased by 6 percent as a result. The research was presented in 2008 at a meeting of the American Heart Association. Soothes Pain Researchers from University of Utah Pain Research Center showed that listening to music is effective as a distraction for anxiety-prone people from feeling pain, and as a result, could help people feel less pain. The study, which included 143 people, was published in the Journal of Pain.
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Get piano lessons with Media Theatre’s new Music Director

The schedule will be determined by each student and Scott Anthony, who started his own lessons at the age of four. In 2006, he received his BM in Piano Performance from Catholic University, studying with Emmy-winning artist Marilyn Neeley. He has also worked under the tutelage of Bruce Murray at the Brevard Music Festival and recently studied with Harvey Weeden at Temple University, where he received his Masters in Piano Performance. Scott Anthony is no stranger to MMTC, having been a part of its orchestra pits during the run of Wings as second keyboard and also enjoying the same during Spamalot. He moves into the position of Music Director for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which plays Nov. 20-Jan.
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Music classes for infants, toddlers offered in Hubbard

by: WENDY REZNICSEK - Music Together classes, geared toward infants, toddlers and preschoolers, allows parents and guardians to experience music alongside their children, who learn while they play. Classes are offered in Hubbard and Wilsonville this January.

7. Interested families are invited to attend an open house at Innovative Dance in Wilsonville on Dec. 3 at 10 a.m., or at Hubbard Chapel Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. There will be a free demonstration class and a parent-child music and movement program developed by the Center for Music and Young Children will be held. Director Wendy Reznicsek has been in business three months and completed her training to become a Music Together teacher in June. Facilitating a musical experience for children and their caregivers is especially rewarding, she said.
For more information, visit http://portlandtribune.com/wbi/152-news/202465-music-classes-for-infants-toddlers-offered-in-hubbard

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