Posts Tagged ‘life-long musicians’

Swedish researchers put their finger on a variety of factors, including starting early in life and taking lessons more than once a week.

The intellectual and emotional benefits of playing music have been widely documented in recent years. Yet many if not most people who take lessons as children put away their instruments or retire their singing voices by the time they reach adulthood.

So what sets certain people on a lifetime path of music-making, in spite of all their time pressures and responsibilities? Newly published research from Sweden finds predictive patterns in their childhood experiences. (more…)