Most of us are exposed to music on a daily basis, whether through the radio, television, or a street performer. Why is it so crucial? How can I teach music if I’m not a musician? Composer, educator, musical director, and panel on our BBC Teach Bring The Noise – Andy Smith of Live has compiled a list of factors why everyone ought to possess music in their lifestyles.



People Are Brought Together By Music

Music fosters social solidarity, it speaks to all when words fail, and it is understood everywhere in the globe. Music is a global gift, and its ability to bring people together is undeniable. It is an art form centered on human contact.

As I write this, I am on my way to Sweden to collaborate on music with some young people who have severe mental and learning problems. We will connect, create, and celebrate through sound and music, regardless of geography or lack of spoken communication.


Music Benefits Your Health and Well-Being

Music activates the brain, which aids in pain alleviation, stress reduction, and memory enhancement. According to a Harvard research, soothing music may reduce blood pressure and pulse rate after physical effort. It may also boost mood and reduce anxiety, and it can be an antidote to loneliness and social isolation by bringing people together.