Enhance Life with Music podcast

“A holistic look at the power of music in our everyday lives.”

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Whether you consider yourself a musician or not, music is all around us! We explore the holistic power of music in our everyday lives through the lens of science & health, sports & entertainment, business, and education. Unleash the power of music in your life!

Enhance Life with Music is hosted, created, and produced by Mindy Peterson, a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. The show is in Chartable’s Top 200 Music Podcasts for USA and Global; has downloads in over 100 countries; and is in Listen Score’s top 10% of global podcasts (like Nielsen ratings for podcasts). View a complete episode list in our Archives.

What others are saying:

“With Enhance Life with Music, Mindy is spreading the word of music’s impact on our brain function and health, whether we consider ourselves musicians or not.”

– Dr. Nina Kraus, Professor of Communication Sciences, Neurobiology, and Otolaryngology at Northwestern University

“John Coltrane once said, ‘One positive thought produces millions of positive vibrations.’ Mindy Peterson’s Enhance Life With Music is producing billions of positive vibrations for music, life, and humanity.”

– Dr. Clint Randles, Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of South Florida, and author of, To Create: Imagining the Good Life through Music.

“Mindy Peterson of Enhance Life with Music has created an exceptional podcast providing the most up-to-date research and material relating to all aspects of music. If you’re looking for the latest in music and brain research, children’s music, music in sports, music in our schools, the connection between music and color and so much more—Mindy has you covered! A ‘must’ podcast for those recognizing the power of music in their lives.”

– Sharlene Habermeyer, author of Good Music, Brighter Children

“Wow! I’ve been a guest on a lot of podcasts, but you are in the top 1% in terms of people who know their stuff and know how to interview guests in an engaging, knowledgeable way. Great experience. Thank you!!”

– Dr. Julia Mossbridge, cognitive neuroscientist

Ep. 153: Your Brain On Art: What is neuroarts, and how do the arts transform us? With Susan Magsamen, MAS

Did you know that music and the arts can measurably change your brain, body, and behavior? Neuroaesthetics (or neuroarts) is the interdisciplinary study of this process, and the translation of this knowledge into practices that enhance health and wellbeing. The arts can be used as preventative medicine, symptom relief for chronic health issues, illness intervention,…

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Ep. 152: Helping children identify, express, and regulate emotions with music; with Stephanie Leavell, MT-BC

Photo by Keira Burton on Pexels A significant life skill is the development of healthy strategies to process and regulate emotions. Music therapist and award-winning singer/songwriter Stephanie Leavell explains the super-powers of music to teach these skills in a fun way to kids (and their adults). Guest My guest today is Stephanie Leavell, an award-winning…

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Ep. 149: Corporate team-building & wellness through music; with Rock and Roll Team Building Founder Ciaran Gribbin

Imagine your next corporate event being so engaging, fun, memorable, and bonding that your audience can’t stop talking about it! Rock star Ciaran Gribbin draws on the innate connectivity and power of music to “entwine your event theme, audience and a bunch of real rockstars into a melting pot of interactivity, laughter, creativity and positive…

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Ep. 148: Applying music’s healing powers to the challenge of eating disorders, with Annie Heiderscheit,PhD, MT-BC, LMFT

Eating disorders are complex, involving both physical and mental layers. Dr. Annie Heiderscheit explains why music therapy is especially effective in treating and healing eating disorders. Music is a portal that provides access – for the therapist and the patient – to feelings, perceptions, and perspectives; and is a vehicle for communication and integrating change.

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Ep. 146: Music and adolescent health: Prevention, early intervention and treatment of youth and youth athletes; with Gene Beresin, MD, MA

We are seeing a crisis of mental health and wellbeing in our youth and student athletes. In this episode, we discuss music’s value in improving the health and wellbeing of our adolescents; special applications for our young athletes; and why Dr. Gene Beresin says music “hits the spot” as an effective tool for students’ mental…

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Ep. 145: Helping students, schools, and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music; with Henry Donahue

VH1 and their Divas Live concerts laid the foundation for today’s Save the Music Foundation, which invests in school music programs, provides support for teachers and administrators, and advocates for music education. We discuss the resources offered, trends in music education, and how to get involved in this innovative non-profit.

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