How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins
In Anita’s video “How playing an instrument benefits your brain,” she compares playing an instrument to full-body brain workout. I can definitely see this as my student plays the music while tapping steady beat with the foot and chant the rhythm at the same time.
Today as I play my piano, I’d like to imagine fireworks go off everywhere inside my brain…like July 4th celebration. How exciting is that!
When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.