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Medical & Psych-Social Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument: Anxiety, Asthma, Blood Pressure, Dementia Improvement, Depression, Hearing in Crowds, Heart Rate, Immune System, Social Interactions, Stroke Recovery, etc.

"Music-making is linked to a number of health benefits for adults.... Research shows that making music can lower blood pressure, decrease heart rate, reduce stress, and lesson anxiety and depression. There is also increasing evidence that making music enhances the immunological response, which enables us to fight viruses." Suzanne Hansen


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