Director of McGill University’s Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition and Expertise and best-selling author of “This is Your Brain on Music,” Daniel Levitin blends cutting-edge scientific findings with his own experiences as a former record producer and still-active musician.
The Music and the Brain Lecture Series is a cycle of lectures and special presentations that highlight an explosion of new research in the rapidly expanding field of “neuromusic.” Programming is sponsored by the Library’s Music Division and its Science, Technology and Business Division, in cooperation with the Dana Foundation.
Daniel Levitin is a cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, record producer, musician, and writer. He is currently James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal. He has published scientific articles on absolute pitch, music cognition and neuroscience and is more widely known as the author of two best-selling books, “This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science of a Human Obsession” and “The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature.” He worked as a producer and sound designer on albums by Blue Oyster Cult, Chris Isaak, and Joe Satriani; as a consultant to Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder; and as a recording engineer for Santana and The Grateful Dead.
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Grosse Pointe Music Academy offers private piano lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, voice lessons and more in two are locations serving metro detroit.
Grosse Pointe Music Academy in Canton
5880 N. Canton Center Rd. Ste. 425
Canton, MI 48187 734.418.0640
Grosse Pointe Music Academy
17012 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230 313.458.7723
Grosse Pointe Music Academy is offering new classes in songwriting at both locations. We are starting off with a 2 hour introductory Songwriting Workshop on February 25th in Grosse Pointe and Sunday February 26th in Canton. Each day the class will be from 12pm-2pm. Students of all instruments are encouraged to join the class. Recommended ages for this class is 10 and up. Students taking the songwriting workshop will be introduced to and practice writing music using different styles and techniques. During the class students will create their own musical composition as well as learn skills they can practice at home. We look forward to seeing you there. Click the link below to sign up online!
“This is Your Brain on Music” is a great book. I read it a few years ago, and highly recommend it. I own “The World in Six Songs” as well, but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Thanks for sharing this video.