We know that music brings joy and solace, and makes us feel happy," Spencer says. "But research has also discovered music plays a powerful role in the cognitive development of children. Music inspires creativity, imagination and self-expression. It also builds self-esteem and is good for memory skills."
Music makes us happy. It makes us dance and sing; it makes us laugh and cry and love and want more and more music! Why do we love it so much? It turns out the answer is neuro-biological, going all the way down to our deepest brain chemistry.
I first saw Bill Harley at the Greek Theatre at a Mother's Day concert on a bill with Little Richard, Sting, and many more. Bill stole the show and still fills me with wonder and awe. If you ever have a chance to see him in concert... GO!