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Musician Mindy Peterson explores the many ways music affects and benefits our everyday lives. Increase happiness with the musical advantage while learning about music's relationship to science, medicine, sports, education, entertainment, business, service, and history. A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Mindy provides a layperson's guide to integrating the musical advantage in your own life and the lives of your loved ones.

Musician Mindy Peterson explores the many ways music affects and benefits our everyday lives. Increase happiness with the musical advantage while learning about music's relationship to science, medicine, sports, education, entertainment, business, service, and history. A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Mindy provides a layperson's guide to integrating the musical advantage in your own life and the lives of your loved ones.
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Musician Mindy Peterson explores the many ways music affects and benefits our everyday lives. Increase happiness with the musical advantage while learning about music's relationship to science, medicine, sports, education, entertainment, business, service, and history. A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Mindy provides a layperson's guide to integrating the musical advantage in your own life and the lives of your loved ones.

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Ep. 20: Music Heals the Soul, with founder & Dove Award winning songwriter Steve Siler

12/10/2019
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In last week’s episode, we talked about the magic and joy of Christmas music, and also the fact some of us have an emotional response to this same music that is more bitter than sweet. The holiday season can certainly magnify grief and loneliness. Last week’s episode touched on some redemptive ways to process the pain and discomfort that can be triggered by Christmas music. If you are experiencing loss and pain this holiday season, or know someone who is (I imagine all of us fall into one or...

Duration:00:34:48

Ep. 19: What IS it about Christmas Music?! Love it or not, why the response? with psychologist Dr. Krystine Batcho

12/3/2019
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There is nothing like holiday music to immediately put me in the holiday spirit! For me, that means Christmas, with its cultural and religious celebrations, bookended by Thanksgiving and New Year’s. The best way to describe this holiday mood seems to be the term nostalgia, and nostalgia can definitely be bittersweet. It seems to peak around the holidays and it is universal: it crosses cultures, age and economic demographics, and historical periods. Why does holiday music immediately make...

Duration:00:34:16

Ep. 18: Is Background Music Influencing My Purchasing (or my Thanksgiving Guests)?! with Songtradr's Jody McKinley

11/26/2019
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Background music can influence us to eat faster, eat slower, purchase more items, or purchase higher end items. Learn about some of the characteristics of music that are considered in selecting music for marketing purposes – and utilize your knowledge at your next dinner party! Links and notes related to this episode can be found at https://mpetersonmusic.com/podcast/episode18 More Connections: Facebook Page Instagram LinkedIn

Duration:00:26:47

Ep. 17: Vietnam’s Best-Kept Secret is its Bright and Diverse Music Scene (with Sivaraj Pragasm)

11/19/2019
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The world’s next big pop star just may be from Vietnam. In this Sound of Your Heritage episode, hear what’s happening in Vietnam’s active, talented, and diverse independent music scene – and learn about some of its hottest current artists. Links and notes related to this episode can be found at https://mpetersonmusic.com/podcast/ More Connections: Facebook Page Instagram LinkedIn

Duration:00:30:22

Ep. 16: The Backstory of "Awakenings" and "The Music Never Stopped," with Dr. Concetta Tomaino (basis of a main character in each film)

11/12/2019
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Dr. Concetta Tomaino co-founded the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function with the renowned author and neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks. Tomaino’s work is highlighted in two feature films based on Dr. Sacks’ work: The Music Never Stopped; and Awakenings, with Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. Dr. Tomaino is internationally known for her research in the clinical applications of music and neurologic rehabilitation. In this episode, she discusses her work with Dr. Sacks, highlighted in two...

Duration:00:30:36

Ep. 15: Veterans Day Tribute + Role of Music in the Military: with Jari Villanueva, Taps Historian, USAF

11/5/2019
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We honor our veterans with a look at the role music plays in our military. Guest Jari Villanueva also gives a behind-the-scenes look at the call of Taps, a way of thanking the military for their service and for a job well done. Veterans Day is November 11. Links and notes related to this episode can be found at https://mpetersonmusic.com/podcast/ Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/EnhanceLifeMusic/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/enhancelifemusic/ LinkedIn...

Duration:00:36:49

Ep. 14: The Healing Power of Music for Child Soldiers and Refugees: with Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominee Samite Mulondo

10/29/2019
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With a theme of resilience, Ugandan-born multi-instrumentalist and producer Samite Mulondo uses the power of music to bring comfort, healing, and hope to child soldiers, refugees, orphans, and others experiencing traumatic and frightening circumstances. Links and notes related to this episode can be found at https://mpetersonmusic.com/podcast/ Facebook Page Instagram LinkedIn

Duration:00:34:43

Ep. 13: Heartbeat of the Stadium and the Sound of Fall: Cheers to the Drumline (with UNT Drumline + Director of Athletic Bands Daniel Cook)

10/22/2019
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For many Americans, the marching band drumline is the sound of fall – mixed with colliding helmets and crowds cheering. The marching band, and specifically the drumline, bring an energy, school spirit, and game mood to the college football experience. We are talking today about the college drumline and its integral role in football game spirit. Links and notes related to this episode can be found at https://mpetersonmusic.com/podcast/

Duration:00:22:57

Ep. 12: Coldplay's Music Therapy for Kids Suffering Illness: with Melodic Caring Project's Levi & Stephanie Ware

10/15/2019
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Melodic Caring Project is a non-profit organization that uses music to provide therapy, hope, and empowerment to children suffering from serious illness or injury. Melodic Caring Project teams up with local and nationally touring artists to connect them directly to children by streaming personalized concerts to kids in their hospital rooms (or homes, in between treatment). Their use of technology makes participation easy, accessible, and comfortable, especially for those quarantined or...

Duration:00:37:26

Ep. 11: A Lion Mom Roars: with America’s Got Talent Contestant Susan Pascale

10/8/2019
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Get Tiger Mom results without the Tiger Mom bite! In her article, “A Lion Mom Roars,” Susan Pascale discusses her methods for getting high-level results without sacrificing a child’s childhood or the parent-child relationship. She explains how to have high expectations for excellence and ambition for your children and students – without the negativity that can go along with being a Tiger Mom (a term that because a household phrase with the publication of Amy Chua’s excellent book, “Battle...

Duration:00:35:30

Ep. 10: NHL Season Kick-off -- Gloria! (with theScore hockey editor Josh Gold-Smith)

10/1/2019
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Organ music immediately sets the mood for fans, fills breaks in the action, and engages the crowd. Hear the story of St. Louis Blues’ rallying cry, Gloria, and engage with your hockey team’s organist on Twitter. Links and notes related to this episode can be found at https://mpetersonmusic.com/podcast/

Duration:00:40:01

Ep. 9: Artist Spotlight (from Australia to Cincinnati, Composer & Vegan Foodie Douglas Knehans)

9/24/2019
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Our first Artist Spotlight episode features composer, animal-lover, and vegan foodie Dr. Douglas Knehans, who has lived and worked in places as varied as Australia and Cincinnati. His compositions have been performed worldwide at Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, and festivals in Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Austria, the US and Australia. Links and notes related to this episode can be found at https://mpetersonmusic.com/podcast/

Duration:00:34:16

Ep. 8: Music Improves Concentration (“Music is the new superfood.” – Dr. Julia Mossbridge)

9/17/2019
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We Americans love productivity: We love feeling productive, we’re proud of increasing our productivity, and we’re fond of anything that will get us into a flow state, also known as being “in the zone” – that mental state of being fully immersed in an activity with energized focus. Studies and brainscans have shown that certain music can bring us to a focused flow state and then keep us there, increasing concentration up to 400%. Learn more from cognitive neuroscientist Julia...

Duration:00:26:21

Ep. 7: Sound of Your Heritage: Music's Role in Jewish Culture and Celebrations (Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro)

9/10/2019
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Music has been a part of Jewish life since ancient Biblical times, and remains integral to the Jewish religious and cultural experiences. Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro tells us about the Jewish High Holidays (personal preparation is taking place now) and the role Jewish music plays in Jewish culture and holidays/celebrations. Some of America’s greatest composers and songwriters are Jewish (including Aaron Copeland, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Leonard Cohen [Canadian-American], Carole King, and...

Duration:00:36:44

Ep. 6: How to Get Your Child to Practice... Without Resorting to Violence! (Author Cynthia Richards)

9/3/2019
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This book is a classic, and I have been recommending it to my students’ families for years. The author makes a strong case for musical training and daily practice for all kids, even if they are not one of the rare kids who enjoy practicing. Gently but firmly implementing daily practice time for your child will provide musical rewards they can enjoy for a lifetime (not to mention the many life skills learned through music lessons, including problem solving, discipline, increased focus,...

Duration:00:30:15

Ep. 5: Why is the Ukulele So Popular? (Ben Hassenger, Ukulele Ambassador to Michigan)

8/27/2019
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The ukulele seems to have exploded in popularity in the last five years or so with both amateurs and experienced musicians, and across all ages! Ben Hassenger, self-described Ukulele Ambassador to Michigan, explains why the ukulele is so attractive to so many people across so many demographics. He also explains the versatility of the instrument in spanning all levels of difficulty: the uke is small, portable, and accessible for amateurs; and also capable of showcasing the talent of some of...

Duration:00:32:30

Ep. 4: Music Rewires the Brain (Maegan Morrow, music therapist to Gabby Giffords)

8/20/2019
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After Gabby Giffords’ horrific shooting in 2011, Maegan Morrow helped her re-learn to speak using music therapy. Maegan explains how music is used for healing the brain. The brain's ability to pave new pathways around damaged areas is called neuroplasticity. Learn how music generates neuroplasticity superpowers! Among its many benefits, singing strengthens the immune system; increases lung capacity; is a natural anti-depressant; releases endorphins; relaxes and reduces stress levels;...

Duration:00:29:15

Ep. 3: Music Reduces Poverty (BIIG MIIC & Urban Ventures)

8/13/2019
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Lasting solutions to urban poverty span all the way from cradle to career–empowering communities by putting education, families, and community assets at the core. Urban Ventures provides cradle-to-career support for youth and families in one of Minneapolis’ most under-resourced neighborhoods, through music & arts, literacy & academics, farm, and sports. Mike Brooks (aka BIIG MIIC) is Music Academy Director at Urban Ventures and runs a recording studio there as well. Mike is known on stage...

Duration:00:27:48

Ep. 2: Music in Movie Trailers (Ariella Abrams)

8/4/2019
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Sometimes we are not fully aware of how music is affecting our lives. Today’s episode is an example of this; the episode is about how we are influenced by music in movie trailers, probably without even realizing it. Guest Ariella Abrams is a creative manager at Score a Score, an award winning Los Angeles music company specializing in original music for marketing. How important is the music in trailers? Is it an afterthought, or more integral to the message of the trailer? What does the...

Duration:00:28:51

Ep. 1: Introduction

7/30/2019
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This introductory episode explains what the podcast is all about, how it came to be, and host Mindy Peterson's personal relationship with music. Links and notes related to this episode can be found at https://mpetersonmusic.com/podcast/

Duration:00:10:37