Music can truly touch lives and bring about reactions and responses that are tucked away inside one’s self. It can be felt deep down in your body and soul. It can raise or lower heart rates and respirations. It can stir up emotions and memories with a familiar melody, or start a toe tapping with an engaging beat.
Music can bring a smile to someone’s face even when nothing else will. It can inspire one to dance, even as they sit in their chair; expressing with a nod of their head along with the beat, moving their arms and hands as they experience what the music is stirring in them.
Perhaps you have experienced this reaction yourself, or have seen someone else inspired by music. Maybe you’ve seen someone who has not shown any reactions to any stimuli; no smiles, no facial expressions, but when they experience music, their face lights up with smiles and opened eyes….they come to life! Their bodies are charged with energy…from the music…enriched by the sounds! Music is an outlet for expression and a healing element in all of our lives.