This three-episode podcast series takes a deep dive into some of the ways music affects your body and how this reaction can be beneficial for you. If you enjoy learning about or listening to music, this podcast might be beneficial to you. Episode 1 focuses on music therapy and how it benefits patients dealing with a range of diseases and disorders. Episode 2 focuses on music's psychological and physical benefits. Episode 3 focuses on how people at my high school, Miss Porter's School, interact with music and how my tips can be applied on campus or at home during this pandemic.
3. How is Music Used at Porter's?
In episode 3 of music and the brain, I focus on my community at Miss Porter’s School and highlighting the voices of people in my community. I speak with five different people ranging from students to faculty about the role music plays in different areas on campus. They share stories about listening to music and creating an alter ego when they’re on the basketball court, the power of music in Sweeney Todd, and so much more. This podcast was made for my community and this episode is specifically meant to bring my community directly into my work. Episode 3 is the final episode in this three-part podcast series.
2. How does Music Affect your Brain and Body?
How does music affect the brain? How does music affect the body? How does music affect your mood? In episode 2 of Music and the Brain, these questions are answered as I chat with Rebecca Plona. Rebecca teaches our advanced neuroscience and psychology courses on campus among other things. She talks about how music can change our brainwaves, help with motivation and memorization, and so much more. This episode focuses on breaking down music’s powerful benefits along with my journey on campus to get to this point in my podcast.
1. What Is Music Therapy?
What is music therapy? How does it work? How come I've never heard of it? In episode 1 of Music and the Brain, these questions get answered as I chat with Megan Kellogg. Megan is a music therapist who primarily works with teenagers with mental health and substance abuse issues. She shares how she was introduced to this unique form of therapy and , most importantly, how she sees it change her patients' lives. Along with her insight, I also share stories of how I learned about music therapy and how I plan to share its powers with my community.