20 Reasons To Start Playing the Drums (This Is Your Brain On Music)
Did you know....
That playing, listening to, reading, and composing music engages every part of the brain?
According to neurophysicist Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, one of the world's leading experts on music and cognitive functions, the following parts of the brain are activated during different musical experiences:
Motor Cortex (playing music)
Sensory Cortex (tactile feedback from playing a musical instrument)
Auditory Cortex (listening to music / the perception & analysis of tones)
Prefrontal Cortex (positive or negative feelings about musical expectations)
Cerebellum (movement such as foot tapping, dancing, playing an instrument / emotional reactions to music)
Visual Cortex (reading music, physical movements by performer)
Corpus Callosum (connects the left & right hemispheres)
Hippocampus (memory of music, musical experiences, and contexts)
Nucleus Accumbens (emotional reactions to music)
Amygdala (emotional reactions to music) That is TEN reasons to start playing the drums today! Because it's great for the brain! Want ten more reasons?
Here you go....
Improves rhythmic skills
Boosts confidence & self-esteem
Improves concentration skills
Helps you achieve your musical goals
Prepares you for playing in a band
Improves fine motor skills
Avoids the regret of missing out on an incredible experience
Gets you off our waiting list at the start of our next session
Newcomers get put on a waiting list until after the returning students registration finishes. By starting now you'll get put onto the current student list when the fall session rolls around, giving you priority over any newcomers
The information about the brain, in the first 10 points that were given, come from the book This Is Your Brain On Music (hence the title of the blog post!).
Check out the book on amazon.ca
There you go, 20 reasons to start playing the drums.