Anyone who has ever seen a two-year-old start bouncing to a beat knows that music speaks to us on a very deep level. But it took celebrated teacher and music visionary Don Campbell to show us just how deep, with his landmark book The Mozart Effect.
Stimulating, authoritative, and often lyrical, The Mozart Effect has a simple but life-changing message: music is medicine for the body, the mind, and the soul. Campbell shows how modern science has begun to confirm this ancient wisdom, finding evidence that listening to certain types of music can improve the quality of life in almost every respect. Here are dramatic accounts of how music is used to deal with everything from anxiety to cancer, high blood pressure, chronic pain, dyslexia, and even mental illness.
Always clear and compelling, Campbell recommends more than two dozen specific, easy-to-follow exercises to raise your spatial IQ, "sound away" pain, boost creativity, and make the spirit sing!
About the Author
Don Campbell was respected internationally for his work as a teacher and researcher in the fields of music, sound, health, and learning. Often described as a man who has listened to the world, Campbell was the founder and director of the Institute for Music, Health, and Education in Boulder, Colorado. For seven years, he taught music and philosophy at St. Mary's International School in Tokyo, and he spoke about the transformative power of music in more than 30 countries worldwide.
Don was the author of 18 books, and was widely known for his bestsellers, The Mozart Effect and The Mozart Effect for Children, which have been translated into 15 languages. He wrote extensively on music, health, education and creativity, and also authored the biography of his famed teacher, Nadia Boulanger.