Songs have been a common feature of young learner classrooms for decades, and numerous publications describe how songs should be employed in order to improve motivation and facilitate the acquisition of various aspects of language, including vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and listening skills. However, empirical research examining the effects of songsRead More →

Night Music was inspired by an idea Sarah hear from a Danish jazz pianist colleague, Søren Bebe, who first told her about a concept that translates as “night church.” “The idea intrigued me—I often think about the concert format and why it does not resonate with some. I thought, whatRead More →

Music impinges upon the body and the brain and has inductive power, relying on both innate dispositions and acquired mechanisms for coping with the sounds. This process is partly autonomous and partly deliberate, but multiple interrelations between several levels of processing can be shown. There is, further, a tradition inRead More →

Listening to music can calm you down, leading to more conscientious studying, elevating your mood, motivating you to stay focused and studying for longer periods of time. While it can be a challenge to stay away from the hottest hits, selecting the wrong type of music can distract you fromRead More →