“Music energizes us, motivating us to exercise, clean the house and buy things (think advertising jingles). There’s a ton of research showing that music makes us smarter – nations and schools with strong music education are linked with higher academic achievement and studies have shown music learning in older adults wards off dementia and Alzheimer’s.Music creates cultural empathy bringing together people from very different cultures around the world. Music soothes children to sleep.” www.musicallaround.net

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