Some studies have reported that adolescents use popular music to deal with loneliness and to take control of their emotional status or mood,” (Impact of Music, Music Lyrics, and Music Videos on Children and Youth). Similar to Mildred, studies show that many kids spend a lot of time listening to music. Mildred rarely took out her seashells out of her ears, she was always listening to the music. Children are also showing signs of relying on music to pass the time and hide their negative feelings about life or the hard situations that they may find themselves in. “A study with 100 fourth- through sixth-graders revealed that 98% of these children listened to popular music, 72% of them on “most days” or every day. Furthermore, it has been reported that children 8 to 10 years of age listen to music an average of 1 hour per day,” (Impact of Music, Music Lyrics, and Music Videos on Children and Youth). This takes away from the time they could spend with their families, friends, or other jobs they are responsible for. Mildred is known for not spending time on a variety of activities, she mainly just listens to music and watches the parlor walls. Music seems to have a significant effect on the variety of activities the person participates in; children and young people nowadays seem to
This reference shows how music lays a foundation of teenage values beyond school or parental teaching. A musical artist can influence a young mind by the chosen lyrics with greater effectiveness than formal education. Music can control or enhance moods. A good mood can get better or a bad mood can be worked through with the choice of music. A bad mood can also be enhanced by lyrics about suicide or violent behavior. Teens can also use music to gain information about the adult world, to withdraw from social contact, facilitate friendships and social settings, or to help them create a personal identity. (O'Toole, 1997)
There are many different ways that we benefit from music. Music can inspire better self-esteem, and confidence. It’s a great way to set the mood, and a wonderful tool. Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program (Gram, 2005). Music therapy can reach out to anyone, age, race, gender it doesn’t matter. Children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly with mental health needs can benefit from music therapy. As well as, those who have developmental and learning disabilities, those who suffer from Alzheimer's
Although many, one positive way music education is beneficial to students is that it has a large impact on brain stem growth. With the incorporation of music in a student’s daily life, the brain stem’s responses become more robust (Brown). Therefore, the amount of brain stem growth correlates with recent musical training. As stated by Brown, an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore, “student’s that are involved with a large amount of music will see more gains in brain stem growth”. Furthermore, the neural changes that occur in students as adolescents stay with them into adulthood (“Music Matters”). This allows students to be more prepared once they go into the workforce as adults. Along with the brain stem’s responses being more robust, it’s sensitivity to sound increases (“The Benefits” 1). This is abundantly evident from early on, as mother’s sing to their infants to facilitate brain stimulation and development. Enrichment through music, starting at a young age, seems to improve individuals speech sound development and use of more advanced vocabulary. Adolescents’ language also improves with the use of music in a student’s academics (Miller 46). Luehrisen
Music has more of an influence on the people in the twenty-first century than it ever has before. Teens, especially, are surrounded by some sort of it in everything they are around or do. Many disagree on how music impacts one’s mental state and behavior; however, all agree that the impact depends on how the listener feels before and how they allow it to influence them.
Perhaps the most tangible benefit of music education for students is the increase in their performance in the classroom. People often say, “Music makes you smarter,” but where is the evidence? As South Dakota State University’s Professor Kevin Kessler eloquently stated via email, “How were you
Participation in school music programs, whether through band or choir, provides children with academic benefits that give them a significant advantage in their future learning. For example, the brain of a musician, overall, works harder than that of a non-musician. A study led by Ellen Winner, professor of psychology at Boston College, and Gottfried Schlaug, professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, found significant improvements in certain brain functions for children who received fifteen months of weekly music instruction and practice. These improved functions included fine motor skills and sound discrimination abilities, which are two key areas in a child’s development. One may point out that skills like this could be easily provided by other classes found at a child’s school, but music has an advantage because for many
Different genres and styles of music offers and appeals to many people; from a range of country to R&B, rap, hip hop and many more. As I have been playing an instrument since fifth grade, I have devoted my time and effort to this activity. While listening to music has their own benefits, playing a musical instrument, has a variety of neurological benefits that people might not be aware of. As children are still growing and are identified as adults until they reach 18, as Sandra Aamodt, who wrote the book Welcome to Your Child's Brain, and also happens to be a neuroscientist stated, “Most people don't reach full maturity until the age 25” (Brain Maturity Extends). If the statement is true, then playing an instrument could influence the development
Now, if brain = behavior as we are learning in class (4), then there indeed should be a measurable correlation between musically trained minds and their intelligence. In addition, there must be one or more parts of the brain which are responsible for both these two "behaviors" of being "musically inclined" and "intelligent". And since the measure of intelligence is defined mainly concerning the brain activity, I delved into the "effects on music on brain" idea that has always been accepted in my childhood.
Music is important to children. Some of them want to listen to it alone trough headphones, others are wishing to sing, hum, whistle, or chant it. Some want to play musical instruments – solo or with friends. Others enjoy dancing to it. Some wish to create “new music”.
Now, as a teenager, music is my lifeline. I can’t begin to count the number of times music has soothed me, calmness washing over me in waves as I put in my earphones and tune out my hectic everyday life. In the turbulent teenage years, especially, I feel safe in the thought that music is always going to be there for me. No matter how sad or upset or angry I feel, there’s always a song that can pick my mood up and make me feel happy again.
Music education can actually increase brain activity and growth. One of the major things that studying music in school can do for the brain is to increase the white and gray matter in the brain. In an article by Christopher Bergland outlining ten ways music education increases brain activity.He said this about a case studied from the Journal of Neuroscience(2015)
Ever since the shocking event in Littleton, which involved two avid Marylyn Manson fans, society has been questioning the effects of aggressive contemporary music on the youth. Although evidence suggests that there is a notable link between violence and aggressive music, it must be realized that other factors influence teenage violence even more so. Shootouts, much like the Columbine incident, are commonly seen in many of today’s films, as well as films years ago. Violence in video games can manipulate one’s perspective on the value of life to the point where killing can seem meaningless. Music is a tool of expression that an artist uses to vent their frustrations and
Schools should encourage their students to participate in music programs because of the mental benefits that they produce. In a study done at the University of Toronto by Dr. Glenn Schellenberg, it was found that children’s IQs can be raised by participating in fine arts. Dr. Schellenberg and his team used one hundred forty-four first graders for their research. For one year, they were given
The importance of teens and their music is what get teens through their day. Everyday traveling down the halls of school there are hundreds of people with headphones. Teens listen to music everyday and most teens can not live without it. Music is what teens understand and it does not matter what type of music it is. What types of music do teens listen to? Some music that teens listen to are rap, rock, country, gospel, contemporary christian and much more. Do particular music genres affect teens and their attitudes? “When teenagers use music as a mood-modifier, it can be used to reinforce and perpetuate negative emotions as well as positive emotions” (Allen, 2013). It is clear that music has an effect on teenagers' attitudes. The type of