As a universal language among humans (and probably other beings both near - and far*), music seems to penetrate core deep into our brains.
*ibid: Close Encounters of the Third Kind!
In fact, studies and published reports increasingly document that live music has beneficial effects on memory, cognition and energy at all ages.
Music is especially powerful for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, where it can help restore and reinforce the sense of self often lost as memory declines.
Speaking of good memories, my one-man setup works great for those who want to liven up your next party with the most popular "touch" dancing tunes of all time -- you're invited to take a listen to the audio demo below, and get in touch to discuss your party!
Rick Hilleary (anagram of LyricalHiker) performs the most popular songs from the 20’s through the 90's, relating little known trivia about the published year of each song. It always turns into a music party - lively group interaction, clapping, singing and dancing in the streets or in their seats -- fun for all ages!
"Personally, I love it when one of my selections ‘hits home’ - seeing that sparkle of recognition, bringing up associated feelings and thoughts around memorable times in their lives."
The Power of Music (video short with Oliver Sacks)