Experience the power of music at Tuesday sessions


By Paul Roberts
Special to The PREVIEW
Join musician and music therapist Paul Roberts for a free hand-drumming class at the Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse on Tuesday, May 22, at noon.
The class offers a welcoming environment that encourages fun, creativity, playfulness and connecting with others. Drums are provided for those who do not have one.
The effect of music on brain development is a hot topic. Through neuroimaging, scientists observe that playing a musical instrument engages practically every area of the brain at once, especially the visual, auditory and motor cortices.
The power of music has always been known experientially. That power has now been confirmed scientifically. Our brains are wired for music. Music can create positive changes in the brain throughout a person’s lifetime.
These observations have opened a new dawn in the exploration of the benefits of music in education, health and happiness.
The drumming class focuses on joyfully exploring the benefits of music in an interactive and easily accessible way.
For more information, email banjocrazy@centurytel.net or call 731-3117. The Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse is located at 230 Port Ave.