The Amazing Benefits of Classical Music
As Tom Althouse once mused, “We are the conductors of the beauty of the orchestra of our inner lives. Keep a Händel on it and don’t hold Bach!” Whether you take piano lessons or simply listen and enjoy the immersive and transporting experience, classical music offers a number of practical benefits. Here are three of the most notable:
1. Improved mood.
Classical music emanating from Yamaha pianos or even a CD increases the amount of serotonin produced by the brain. More serotonin leads to more feelings of joy, less tension, and a lower risk of depression.
2. Better memory.
Studies have shown that listening to classical music also improves your ability to learn and recall information. Per a Johns Hopkins researcher: “Music stabilizes mental, physical, and emotional rhythms to attain a state of deep concentration and focus in which large amounts of content information can be processed and learned. Baroque music, such as that composed by Bach, Handel or Telemann, that is 50 to 80 beats per minute creates an atmosphere of focus that leads students into deep concentration in the alpha brainwave state. Learning vocabulary, memorizing facts or reading to this music is highly effective.”
3. Lower risk of some diseases.
Certain neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, may be less likely to occur in individuals who listen to or play classical music. In the future, music may even be incorporated into treatment programs designed for people who are already suffering from these diseases.
Take Up Piano Playing For A More Interactive Experience
You can enjoy these benefits just by listening to classical music. However, you can also take up piano playing for a more interactive experience. To get started, simply look for the best piano dealers in the Bay Area, select your instrument and schedule your first lesson. Please stop by or call us today at (510) 581-1660 and explore our piano catalogue.