HOW MUSIC BENEFITS OUR HEALTH : 1) Improves visual & verbal skills Several studies have shown that music education at an early age stimulates the child's brain in a number of ways that helps to improve verbal skills, communication skills and visual skills. 2) Keeps an aging brain healthy Research has shown that having musical training and listening to or playing music in old age can help keep the brain healthy especially as it ages. Since listening to music is like exercising the brain, one can expect the benefits of better memory and mental sharpness as they age. 3) Music makes you Happier As mentioned before, Music has the power to do so much. It can make you feel happy, sad, excited or even pumped up. Listening to music that hits you in a special way causes your brain to release DOPAMINE which is known as a feel good chemical. 4) Heartbeat, Pulse rate & Blood pressure Studies have shown that music strengthens the heart and improves the recovery time of patients who were suffering from heart disease. 5) Improves sleep quality Some of the most common things to interfere with sleep are stress and anxiety. Since Music has the ability to affect both in a positive way, research has found that listening to music at various times promotes better sleep pattern for people and even created more restful sleeps. 6) Boosts your Immune system & reduces pain Research has shown that music is capable of reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which is responsible for weakening the immune system, increasing risk of heart diseases interfering with learning and memory, lowering bone density, blood pressure etc. 7) Reduces Depression & Anxiety Researchers from Drexel University found that cancer patients who either listened to music or work with music therapist experienced a reduction in anxiety, had better blood pressure levels and improved moods.