Listening to Mozart can help premature babies gain weight

Jan 12th, 2010 | By John Waller | Category: Health, Music

Playing Mozart to premature babies can help them gain weight, according to The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper said that new research has shown that babies hearing the music used less energy, which might help them gain weight faster. The study behind this news looked at 20 healthy premature babies and found that exposure to 30 [...]

Joyful Music May Promote Heart Health

Nov 18th, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: Music

Listening to your favorite music may be good for your cardiovascular system. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have shown for the first time that the emotions aroused by joyful music have a healthy effect on blood vessel function.

Music, selected by study participants because it made them feel good and brought them a sense of joy, caused tissue in the inner…

Join Your Voice With Mine

Aug 12th, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: Essay, Music

In this day and age where headlines are filled with accounts of war, where centuries of hatred unleash atrocities beyond human comprehension, and where civility seems to be rapidly disappearing from our own society, it is easy to believe that evil is the driving force in the world today. But don’t believe that, not for [...]

Falling In Love With Opera

Nov 28th, 2007 | By John Waller | Category: Music

When I first met my future wife, the person I was destined to spend the rest of my life loving, it was a chance encounter. After exchanging pleasantries, shy smiles and phone numbers, I got the courage to ask her on a date. Hoping for the best, but prepared for what experience told us both was not likely to lead to much, we met in town and spent a few pleasant hours, light-heartedly enjoying each other’s company. When our night was through, we parted excited with the prospect of something new in our lives, and both looking forward to our next rendezvous.