Music & Neurology & CLD


3-Credits  |  6-Hours of Lecture + Additional Application

Music not only excites and electrifies, but it produces and orchestrates neural functionality. Just listening synchronizes brainwaves, the nervous system, pain tolerance, mood, and your immune system. Musicians have sophisticated neural networks like tracks of the railroads. It grows more mass in the brain (especially the hippocampus), boosts cognition, linguistics, spatial rotation, social interaction, & empathy. It’s not too late either, MRIs show brain activity changes in non-musicians as soon as they began. Another showed personality changes to empathy when the MRI compared activity changes after 6 weeks when compared to the first session. Accelerate learning with strategies you can use now.

Additional Application: Examples of various strategies and activities will be provided for you to choose from.

*Please Note: University credit is an additional fee. Please be sure to contact your district for credit requirements.

I learned how to help students lower stress and preventative mental health via music! Thank you for an energizing class!

Sam A.


Step 1

Pick the class that's right for you. Each class comes with step-by-step directions.

Step 2

Follow the online directions or attend class, complete and email your reflection.

Step 3

After reflection is graded, request your transcript! Generally within 5-7 business days.

This re-energizes me… new ideas that I can incorporate music and how powerful it can be! I am now taking wth me a different perspective on music altogether. I have a new appreciation on how it can benefit me personally, my kids, and my students.

Susan D.

Educator & Parent

There are so many things I want to do, so I am working to: organize my notes, think about what I can make a song to…right now leaning towards something to do with executive functioning skills, will ask the music teacher if I can come in and teach a lesson or two about music and the brain, talk with kids and adults about music and what it means to them, look at lyrics of songs, pay better attention to the new songs kids start singing (we could’ve started talking about Bruno way before we did), have music playing when kids come in the room and play music in background during their sessions, if they want. Thank you so much for teaching this! All of this is so interesting to me, and I can’t wait to share it at school with students, parents and coworkers.

Social Worker - Elementary