Rivermead Lecture Series – Jan 2019

Below you will find further reading and listening to follow up on the lecture series. We would also be very grateful if you would consider leaving feedback using the form at the bottom of this page.

Recent Interesting Studies & Articles on Music:

Why music involved the entire brain

A Story about music and Alzheimer’s

How learning an instrument changes your brain

How Music Controls your Heartbeat

How Listening to Music changes the way we perceive the world around us

Why your brain craves music

Music as Medicine for the brain

The Benefits of learning an instrument for children in education

How Music Benefits Premature Babies 

Summary of the benefits of music education

The Music featured in the lecture series

Chopin Prelude in D-flat The Raindrop

Schubert Impromptu in G-flat D899 no.3

Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op.10 No.1

Chopin Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

Recommended Further Reading (books)

Musicophilia – Oliver Sacks (amazon)

Soft-Wired – Michael Merzenich (amazon)

Waking the Spirit – Andrew Shulman (amazon)

Play It Again, An amateur against the impossible – Alan Rusbridger (amazon)