Posts Tagged ‘Toronto Star’

Now Hear This…

Posted by Brian on 19th September 2011 in General Music, Practice

Musicians can hear better than non-musicians as they age.

Its true.

That is, as long as we haven’t done physical damage to our ears.

According to an article in the Toronto Star, that was forwarded to me by a guitar playing friend, playing music keeps the neural pathways for hearing active, which helps us to understand speech in a noisy environment, among other things. Also, the benefit derived from playing music is directly related to how much time we spend practicing – just in case you needed a reason to practice…

“Practice The Piano. Do You Hear Me?” – Toronto Star, Monday September 12, 2011