The Science of Music and the Mind

Recently, I posted an Instagram post with the graphic shown below, provided by Music Together, LLC.  I work with all ages and stages of folks using music to help support their journey to their own personal wellness and agency. From early childhood into adulthood recent studies have shown the many benefits of music on both cognition and physical health.  

My experience as a Board Certified Music Therapist and a Music Together Center Director has included children with ASD, persons with IDD, older adults diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Stroke, and Dementia.  I have seen first hand those moments when music therapy provides a catharsis and a new awareness of learning and better quality of life.  

Want to know more about how music supports brain function? Check out the resources below on recent studies and topics on music and the brain.

Music and the Whole Person

In our research-based Music Together® classes, the benefits of learning music for children include learning how to sing in tune and how to keep a beat. Another important benefit of learning music is that it can allow your child’s creativity and self-expression to blossom and increase your child’s confidence. 

Learning music also supports your child’s overall development—something we call Music Learning Supports All Learning®. Active music-making creates unique connections in the brain that support your child’s language, social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development, too.  To sign up for a Music Together Summer class through In Harmony Music go to >> 

Or Sign Up for a FREE Consolation Session to find out more how Music Therapy can benefit you and/or your loved one

Learn More about Music and Neurologic Research

About the Research behind Music Together:

Music Together / Music Supports All Learning:

Lullabies in any Language Relax Babies:

From Lullabies to Live Concerts:  How Music and Rhythm Shape Our Social Brains:

Music and Autism Study:

Quick Overview of What is Music Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum:

The American Association for Music Therapy FACT SHEETS of Music Therapy with a variety of populations and diagnoses:

Music Therapy and Parkinson’s Disease:

Singing Therapy may prevent communication impairment in Parkinson’s patients:

Music Therapy and Parkinson’s Disease a Systematic Review:

Music and Dementia:

How Music Therapy Could Help People with Dementia

MRI Shows Differences in Musicians’ Brains

Music and Dementia with MRI Video:

Music Therapy in Stroke Patients Improves Brain and Motor Function:

Music in Stroke Recovery:

Questions? Feel free to reach out

All the best,

Carrie Friddell, MT-BC

aka. Ms. Carrie