The Music Workshop Company Blog 

Each month the Music Workshop Company publishes two blogs. One blog, written by the MWC team addresses a key issue in Music Education or gives information about a particular genre or period of music. The other blog is written by a guest writer, highlighting good practice or key events in Music Education. We hope you enjoy reading the blogs. 
 
To contribute as a guest writer please email Maria@music-workshop.co.uk 

Posts tagged “MUSIC AND MENTAL HEALTH”

Music is a great leveller. It expresses emotion and helps us to connect.  
 
According to psychologists, we listen to music in order to regulate our mood, to achieve self-awareness, and as an expression of social relatedness. 
 
These are challenging times.  
 
Concert halls have fallen silent and we are all under pressure as work and home life is disrupted.  
 
For this reason, we decided to share some happy music with you! 
Christmas is fast approaching. It’s a time associated with happiness and music, lights, gifts and laughter. But Christmas can be a dark time for some, particularly those struggling with mental health issues. 
 
The music industry has been determinedly addressing issues of wellbeing in performers in recent years. Players suffering physical issues such as RSI brought on by overuse, stress or postural issues have been able to find much needed support. There is considerable effort to educate musicians in a holistic way, acknowledging the importance of looking after the body. The stigma around illness and injury in a competitive profession has lessened. 
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