“How Playing a Musical Instrument Benefits Your Brain” by TED-Ed
Dust off your old guitar. Break out that recorder (remember? the wooden flute-like instrument from the 1960s). Tinker with the family piano. Or better yet, buy a used anything – keyboard, ukulele, drum, banjo, tamborine – and play it (well or poorly, it doesn’t matter) to benefit YOUR brain!
Nevertheless, if you wish to begin afresh or learn a new instrument, it’s never too late! Consider getting an instrument that is customized for your fingers. But, make sure you do your research first. And, if at all, you’re having a hard time finding the perfect fit, you can check out sites like https://rockskins.com/collections/drum-wraps, or take inspiration from those.
That said, the video below is about one of the most powerful ways you can improve your own brain function: learning to play a musical instrument. (Obviously, if you have kids/grandkids of your own, encouraging them to play any kind of a musical instrument benefits their brains too).
See what happens inside your brain when you add music to your own personal set of life-skills:
Obviously, this blog post has nothing to do with your job as a teacher or trainer and everything to do with enhancing your own cognitive skills (or those of your family members). Even just listening to music can change your brain (see the video below), but playing a musical instrument is the gold-standard for significantly increasing brain-function, no matter your age or previous musical background. Give it a try and see what happens!
There are still seats available for the “Training from the BACK of the Room” class April 12th – 13th 2018 in Minneapolis, MN (the only public TBR event that will be facilitated by Sharon for Spring 2018). If you are planning to attend this interactive and informative 2-day train-the-trainer class, consider following it with the 1-day Trainer Certification Course on April 15th 2018. The April 14th Trainer Certification Course day is sold out but there are still a few seats left for April 15th. This will be the only time the Trainer Certification Course is offered for 2018.