Archives for June 2011

Neuroplasticity and the Aging Brain

We all know we need to exercise to keep our bodies healthy.  Some great research supports why it makes perfect sense that “use it or lose it” applies to our mental faculties, too.  And it’s exciting to come upon more and more research that shows how engaging in the arts stimulates many areas of the […]

The value of vocalises (vocal exercises) for singing seniors

We ask our singers and musicians to engage participants in vocal warm-ups as they prepare to present their music programs.  There are a number of reasons why these simple, lyrical exercises are effective for people who have experienced a loss of vocal power, or the faculty of speech, due to stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s and other […]