Mindfulness for musicians is simply the practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment. Easy, peasy, right? So is breathing—and while mindfulness is also autonomous (usually), just like breathing, it’s a skill that can be learned, practiced and improved. Why bother though? Let’s explore some of the benefits of “being in the moment”… Continue reading Mindfulness For Musicians
Meditation is a practice that has been around for centuries, and it has been shown to have many benefits for both physical and mental health. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in meditation among musicians; they’ve discovered that it can help improve their creativity, focus, and performance. In fact, research has demonstrated… Continue reading Meditation for Musicians
Analyzing the Relationship Between Music and Mental Health by Jack Hanson As we entered into the 21st century, especially the mid-2010s, discourse surrounding mental health began to arise. The rising phenomenon of mental health struggles, as seen in the opioid overdose epidemic and the increasing number of lonely people in the US, has ushered in… Continue reading The Tortured Artist?