There is no denying that performing music, or simply listening to music, has positive health benefits. Music can help calm the mind and de-stress the body. This is the reason why hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes and other medical facilities employ music therapists. Their main role is to use music in a therapeutic manner in order to help a patient in his/her rehabilitation or recovery.
This Day in Music History: 1849 - Ferdinand, one of the 8 children of Robert and Clara Schumann, was born. Robert was a student of Clara's father. In 1837 they became secretly engaged and on September 12, 1840, they were eventually married.