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What Living in Mexico Has Taught Me About the Power of Music

By Kerry Baker September 14, 2022

The first soldiers killed in battle are the musicians, for music’s power to inspire. It can change a person’s mood in minutes. It can give form to otherwise incoherent, nascent feelings. Music can take years off a world-weary spirit…

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The Power of Music to Transport Us Places

By Deborah Voll August 10, 2022

It was a damp Seattle evening in May, as I settled into my seat at Benaroya Hall to hear the Seattle Symphony. I was attending an event with a friend, and it was our “pre Mother’s Day treat” to ourselves…

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Have You Experienced the Power of Nostalgic Music? You Should!

By Sally Dowling August 02, 2022

All through my life I have listened to the radio and there are some iconic songs that immediately take me back in time. My first memories are of Perry Como singing “Magic Moments”. I must have only been around four or five years old when I first heard it…

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Does Learning a Musical Instrument Maintain Brain Health?

By Patrick O'Malley June 15, 2022

Learning to play a musical instrument is something that many of us have considered doing at some point. As well as being fun and providing a great sense of achievement, there are many health benefits of playing an instrument…

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5 Remarkable Benefits of Music Listening to Positively Impact Your Health

By Carol Benton June 01, 2022

Do you listen to music on a regular basis? Maybe you tune the radio dial to a favorite station while you cook or pop in your earbuds when you head out for a walk. Personally, I’m such a dinosaur that I still enjoy the CDs from my large…

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Finding Cherished Memories Through Nostalgic Music

By Mary Sue Wilkinson March 20, 2022

My mom died when I was 35 years old. She was only 58. She’s been gone a long time now and sadly, memories do have a way of fading. Here’s one memory I do have. And it comes to me whenever I hear a certain song. Let me explain…

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Music for the Ages: The Wheel That Makes Life Transitions Bearable

By Stephanie Raffelock February 04, 2022

The music of my youth was more than melody and words. It was a kind of guidance into adult life, a soundtrack for thoughts and feelings that I didn’t know how to reach on my own but were given to me by the likes of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and James Taylor…

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Be Your Own Music Therapist: Create a Personal Power Playlist

By Candy Leonard January 30, 2022

About 10 years ago, I found myself in an extremely stressful work situation that I hoped would improve, and I tried to keep a positive attitude. The highlight of my day was my morning subway ride, as I people-watched and listened to music…

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4 Ways Music Feeds Our Spirit in Tough Times

By Terri Edmund December 15, 2021

I’ve played piano to entertain myself since I was a kid. Until my 60s, I didn’t realize how good it is for my mind. When I found out reading and playing music staves off memory deterioration, I was all in. Alzheimer’s Disease lurks in my family tree…

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4 Amazing Benefits of Music for Older Adults

By Cyn Meyer November 06, 2021

Music is a fantastic elixir for the soul and a powerful force in our lives. It has always been part of my story from when I was a kid playing the violin in retirement homes. And I’m sure you know very well firsthand how music can brighten your life…

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