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How playing an instrument benefits your brain

In our most recent Teacher Feature, middle school band director Liz Harwood referenced an interesting video from the TEDEd: “Lessons Worth Sharing” series — “How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain.” Neuroscientists have been studying the effects of music for some time, and have made some intriguing recent discoveries. They’ve found out that when we listen to music, different parts of our […]

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