Why Music Matters

Art, in its various forms, has long been considered an essential aspect of the human experience. It allows us to express ourselves, connect with others, and explore the world around us in ways that are uniquely human. From cave paintings to contemporary installations, art has the power to inspire, challenge, and transform us.

Music, in particular, is a powerful form of art that has the ability to evoke strong emotions and connect people from different walks of life. It has the power to inspire, heal, and uplift us, whether we are listening to a beautiful symphony, singing along to our favourite song, or dancing to a catchy beat.

According to numerous studies, experiences have been shown to create more happiness than material possessions. This is another reason why music is so important, as it provides us with meaningful and memorable experiences that can last a lifetime.

In addition to its emotional impact, music also has numerous cognitive benefits. Learning to play an instrument or sing can improve memory, concentration, and coordination. Listening to music can reduce stress and anxiety, and even lower blood pressure.

Overall, music is an essential aspect of the human experience. Whether we are creating it ourselves or simply enjoying it, music has the power to enrich our lives and bring us together in ways that few other things can.

Musicians have been hit hard during recent times, with the pandemic putting the brakes on live performances (apart from some virtual events – shudder!), then the cost of living crisis impacting both the artists’ overheads as well as their audiences ability to afford tickets after paying for essentials.

It’s enough to make musicians consider giving up and getting a ‘normal’ job, or even for those that are determined to forge ahead following their hearts desire through the leanest of times, it’s enough to interfere with their creativity.

This, for me, is a very concerning situation. Simply put, if we lose our musicians, we lose our humanity!

I don’t think we will, though. I can’t imagine that humans will ever stop making music. I just think that the more we value, support and encourage this activity, the more we tap into the best aspects of human potential, and inspire ourselves towards a better future.

That’s why I’m particularly interested in working with musicians. I know I have valuable skills in helping people find hope whilst they are going through the hardest of times, and when working with artists this translates to helping them rediscover their inspiration, creativity and connectedness with everyone around them.

If you, or anyone you know, are involved in the performing arts in any way, and are finding it tough going, then firstly, please keep going and follow your heart. You are beyond valuable and you are loved. Secondly, please get in touch if you ever feel you need help.

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