Anita Collins shares how learning music influences our brain development, and what this means for musical education. She was handed a clarinet at the age of 9, and it changed her life. This single event dictated her future career as a musician, music educator and academic.
Anita is currently Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Education at the University of Canberra and has been a Visiting Lecturer at the Australian National University.
-- watch "How playing an instrument benefits your brain" on TEDEd
-- read "Music improves young minds" on The Canberra Times