Ep. 29: Why Should I Play Music for Mental Health? with Kelsey Minarik

Why Should I Play Music for Mental Health? with Kelsey Minarik Why Should I Podcast for Women

Did you know that scientific research has shown that music helps fight depression, lower blood pressure, and reduce pain? In this episode Kelsey Minarik, pianist and Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music Magna cum Laude graduate, describes how both listening to and playing music can improve and sustain mental health.

This episode is available for download in iTunes and Spotify.


ABOUT THE GUEST

Kelsey Minarik is a pianist in Lexington, KY and teaches piano lessons for a variety of organizations including Lyrical Healing, a local non-profit that offers free music courses to teens from adverse environments as a positive outlet for self-expression and stress relief.  She graduated Magna cum Laude from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music and since then has worked with students of all ages to foster their love of the piano. You can connect with Kelsey through Willis Music or on Instagram @kelsey.minarik.


WHAT’S INSPIRING THE GUEST?

-Space Opera by Catherine M. Valente

-Kallie Snyder @snyderflutestudio

-Sandra Mogensen @womencomposers


Why Should I Play Music for Mental Health? with Kelsey Minarik Why Should I Podcast for Women
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