The Central Coast Conservatorium of Music will bring, Dr Anita Collins, award winning educator, researcher and writer, to the Coast to share her knowledge on why music learning is so effective at enhancing brain function.
Fresh from the ABC hit series, Don’t Stop the Music, Dr Collins is internationally acclaimed for her unique work in translating the scientific research of neuroscientists and psychologists to the everyday parent, teacher and student. Patrick Brennan, Artistic Director of the Central Coast Conservatorium, said it was a great coup for the Coast to be able to host, Dr Collins, after the highly successful ABC program saw the lives of economically and socially disadvantaged students in a Western Australian school transformed through music.
“Learning music is a gift that all of our children should be able to access, enjoy and benefit from,” Brennan said. “The Central Coast Conservatorium already works in 28 schools with weekly instrumental programs, and provides individual tuition to more than 400 students, so many parents are already aware of the powerful benefits of music on a young person’s mind,” he added. Parents, educators, students and members of the public are invited to attend Dr Collins’ public lecture on January 24, 2019, which is being supported by Central Coast Council, The Laycock St Theatre, Ray Allen and Family, and Iain McGuire, Madcow Theatre Company. The lecture commences from 9am at Laycock Street Theatre.
Source: Media release, Dec 11 Claire Braund, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music