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Research Into Music’s Benefits

Music transformed this young man with autism. Now he’s out to unlock talent in others.

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Rex Lewis-Clack was born with autism and blindness, but his early discovery of piano changed his life. Now, he’s helping others who share the same struggles. His charity Rex and Friends brings disabled musicians together to find their unique voice and gives them opportunities to perform. via Music transformed this young man with autism. Now he's out to unlock talent in others. | Circa News - Le...
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Researchers working with Eric Whitacre demonstrate direct health benefits of singing

"Singing is something that many people inherently feel is good for them and relaxes them. But to actually show biologically (and demonstrate scientifically) that it can reduce stress is very exciting. The Royal College of Music team with whom we have been working has also been collecting extraordinary data working with Tenovus Choirs, seeing measurable benefits in singing among cancer patients, ...
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Music-making for adults: New Horizons International Music Association

Imagine a confederation of music groups for adults that provides: ...entry points to music making for adults, including those with no musical experience at all and those who were active in school music programs but have been inactive for a long time. Many adults would like an opportunity to learn music in a group setting similar to that offered in schools, but the last entry point in most cases...
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Choir singing may boost cancer patients’ health, study says – CNN.com

Singing might become a new prescription for cancer patients. A new study has found an association between choir singing and a boosted immune system in cancer patients. The study suggests singing in a choir could help put cancer patients in the best possible position to receive treatment and maintain remission. The research published by the cancer journal founded by the European Institute of On...
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Can singing save your brain?

Singers widely recognize the immediate benefits of making music together: improved mood, physical energy,  social bonding. Science backs this anecdotal experience in myriad ways... including some potential long-term protective benefits, according to researcher Aniruddh D. Patelvia. The research about the effects of song on people with brain conditions raises hope for more far-reaching impact. “...
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