Listening to Classical music has the power to make you smarter, help you work faster with more accuracy, improves health and healing, grows healthier plants in fewer days, increases sales in stores, and can prevent crime. If school buses played Classical Music on the buses to calm the students to and from school bus rides would be calmer. Workers at IBM, Audi, AT & T, and Hallmark, concentrate more and work faster and more accurately through listening to Classical music. Math, science, history and reading teachers in elementary , middle and high school play Classical Music in the background of their classes and observe how much smarter their students have become. Well you can do this too! Put on your Classical music to help you relax, improve your health, to get smarter and work faster! Many of the world’s scientists, medical doctors, and mathematicians have studied and played musical instruments since they were children. These eminent individuals have integrated music into their thinking process. Classical music has the power to motivate, inspire, and to soothe pain. This month Dr. Frank will share her final secrets from her 2008 summer workshops for teachers, students, and health care professionals. Remember no one is immune to the power of classical music.

If anyone has an experience they would like to share with our readers on the benefits of classical music please send it and it will be include it in the January 2009 newsletter.

Hedy Keisler Markey stage name Hedy Lamarr (b. Nov 9, 1913 in Vienna, Austria; d. Florida January 19, 2000), was an actress, pianist, mathematician, and a “co- inventor with George Antheil, avant garde composer and pianist, of an early form of spectrum, a key to modern wireless communication” in June 1941. On August 11, 1942 their U.S. Patent application was granted “under the name “Hedy Keisler Markey” and George Antheil for a “Secret Communications System.” This invention is why the WiFi was possible in 2007.

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How did classical music play a part in Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil’s invention of their “Secret Communication System”, the early form of spectrum? 
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Reminder & review for all teachers from Dr. Frank’s summer workshop on her “10 Creative Ways to Inspire Students & Curb Teachers Burn Out!” It’s never too late to remove chaos from your classroom. (4 secrets included)

7) Help your students gain self-esteem and self worth by showing them kindness & patience.

8) Romayne Leader Frank, Mother, friend, Family Advocate & Lawyer, always said “every child has one gift.” Find that gift and accentuate it!

9) Dr. Frank’s favorite saying is “every student is a gem in the raw.” Start with that thought and work with your students. Believe that each of your students, on the first day of school, wants to learn your course and desires to learn.

10) Does anyone here like to work? No, then make it fun to learn. Put on your Classical music!

Reminder & Review for all Students from Dr. Frank’s summer workshop on her “10 Secrets to Stop Students Boredom, Inspire Them & Make Them Smarter” (4 Secrets included)

7) Do you remember the workers at IBM, Audi, AT & T, and Hallmark and how they grew calmer and were able to concentrate more and work faster and more accurately through listening to Classical music? Well you can do it too! Put on your Classical music CD.

8) Do you remember the middle school and high school Chemistry and Math teachers playing Classical Mozart Symphonies in the background of their classes and how much smarter the students became? Well you can do this too! Put on your Classical music and get smarter and work faster!

9) Remember that Alicia Keys and Dr. Condoleezza Rice both studied the piano learning Classical music and skipping grades in high school. They were both at the top of their high school classes all through school because they played Classical music every day. Playing Classical music made them smarter! Dr. Albert Einstein was able to win his Noble Peace Prize and make his scientific discoveries by playing Classical music on his violin or piano every day. Dr. Judith Resnik astronaut and electrical engineer made perfect scores on her SAT’s through playing her Classical piano music every day for one hour. Louis Armstrong learned Classical music on his cornet at age 13 and his life was changed forever! You can be smarter too by playing Classical music every day!

10) Dr. Frank asks her children to remember one thing “If I take this action will it make me proud?

Reminder & Review for all Health Care Professionals from Dr. Frank’s summer workshop on her “Nine Management Secrets for Health Care Professionals” . (Five secrets included)

5) Make your material come alive. Make it fun to try something new!

6) Help your clients gain self-esteem and self-worth by showing them kindness and patience.

7) My mother, Romayne Leader Frank, Mother, friend, Family Advocate & Lawyer, always said “every person has one gift.” Find that gift and accentuate it!”

8) My favorite saying is “every student is a gem in the raw.” Start with that thought and work with your students. Believe that each of your clients wants to improve and get better. It’s amazing what a positive attitude can mean to your patients. Believe in them and yourselves. Start with your Plan with your goals and objectives- have your classical music in the background, your smile on your face and your knowledge to help them improve.

9) Does anyone here like to work? No, then make it fun to learn! Put on your classical Music.

“Music Thawa Parkinson’s (Nov 10, 2008) by Cindy Stauffer from the LancasterOn . “Singing and dancing to familiar tunes can help unlock patients’ frozen speech and mobility”

“Jacobs School Provides Violin Lessons to Fairview Elementary First-Graders” (Nov 7, 2008) by Katherine Fay from the The three first grade classes are learning the violin in a new pilot program. Ninety % of the school are on the free breakfast and lunch program.The third graders have had a month of violin instruction and “improvements in student behavior and attitude can already be seen.” Kathy Heise, music teacher at Fairview Elementary says “From the first time they got the violins, it was like they got a treasure. They are very respectful of the instruments when they hold them. Already I see a lot of behavioral positive effects. Their length of focus has improved, they are excited to come to class and I see them helping one another.”

“Pleasant Valley School District Revamps Music Program” (Nov 7,2008) by Michelle Knight fromCamirillo Acorn Newspapers in California. The Pleasant Valley School District has revamped its music program. “Beginning in fourth grade, students can learn to play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and drums and other percussion instruments. A string class is expected to begin next month. “ Twice a week 3 music teachers teach 150 students at “the former Los Altos Middle School campus” in a free program. Darci Knight, “director of categorical programs and one of the designers of the new music program says, Educators know the value of music to students. Reese Copsey , 12 year music teacher at Pleasant Valley schools says, “Music training helps students with academic subjects. Children learn discipline, teamwork and critical thinking and develop social skills. It ties everything together. Besides that, it’s fun.”

“Oliver Sacks to Speak in Triangle: Scientist Wrote ‘Awakenings’” (Nov 10, 2008) by Wade Rawlins from the News Observer.Com. Rawlins: “You’ve said that we’re a profoundly musical species and every culture has music. For music to have endured so long, music must feed a deeper need for humans or serve a role beyond pure entertainment.” SACKS: “One sees in all sorts of cultures that it does have roles besides entertainment. It has ritual roles. It has religious roles. It’s used in warfare. I think that music-making was originally and remains a communal activity — singing together, dancing together. It very much has to do with human bonding and synchronizing people in work and mood and spiritual aspiration. All this is very much beyond entertainment. Music is one of the cements that hold us together.”

Rawlins: “Can you talk about the therapeutic or healing powers of music? “ Dr Sacks: “What fascinates me as a physician is seeing the power of music with various patients. This really started in the mid-1960s. This started with the Parkinsonian patients that I later wrote about in “Awakenings.” They were very frozen. Music seemed to give them flow and movement and let them talk. It helped them bypass the frozen mechanisms. I’ve seen it with many other sorts of patients with dementia, Tourette’s syndrome, depression.”

Dr. Sacks: “This will be my second visit to North Carolina in a month. Earlier, I was at the CooperRiis therapeutic farm community near Asheville. There were very deeply disturbed schizophrenic and mentally disturbed people. On our last evening, there was a campfire, and people were singing and drumming and playing flutes. It was a wonderful evening. If someone had come upon the scene without knowing the people, it wouldn’t have occurred to them that these were deeply ill, schizophrenic people. They were normal as long as they were making music.”

“Sydney Symphony to Inspire Sick Kids” (Nov 12, 2008) from the Fairfax Media. “The Sydney Symphony will bring the healing sounds of Classical music to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.on Monday, Nov 17, 2008. Research conducted by London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals and the Universities of Illinois, Helsinki and Hong Kong all point toward classical music as a valuable supplement to traditional forms of treatment for a variety of ailments. From the alleviation of pain to reducing high blood pressure and strengthening the immune system, it has also been linked to a reduction in fits in epileptics and to unlocking memories in dementia sufferers.” Dr Christine Bennett, chief medical officer with MBF, says “Research has shown that among many potential health benefits, music has the ability to relax patients, improving their responses to treatment and therapy.”

“Walk to Save Animals Benefits Tempe’” (Nov 10, 2008) by Srianthi Perera from the Arizona Republic. Having soothing Classical music in the background benefits all living creatures. 

Madeline’s question of the month: What is the difference between Rap Music and Classical Music?

The difference between Rap music and Classical music is the type of rhythm. Classical music has the power to help the brain concentrate better because of its complex rhythm. Dr. Oliver Sacks, noted neurologist, pianist and author of “Musicophilia” and “Awakening” says Classical “music has the power to organize the brain”. Dr. Mike Lowis of Saga Health News says “In order to activate both sides of the brain, music needs to be complex so pop music and anything with a heavy beat doesn’t work.” He goes on to say, “just half an hour of soothing music is said to be equivalent to 10 mg of a tranquillizer such as valium but without the side effects.” The mathematical component of Classical music, the rhythm, exercises the brain as sports, exercises the body.

Classical music has the power to organize the brain while listening to it as background music while you are doing your homework , to help you relax after a hard day of work or while doing exercises. Begin listening or playing your musical instrument for 30 minutes at a time. It helps because of its highly developed mathematics and therefore exercises the brain as physical exercise exercises the body. For more scientific evidence, medical evidence, test results, and true stories of the world’s scientists, medical doctors, and mathematicians who have studied and played musical instruments since they were children go to The Secret of Teaching Science & Math Through Music by Madeline Frank, Ph.D.

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“Musical Notes On Math” teaches your child fractions and decimals, the fun way, through the rhythm of music, Winner of the Parent To Parent Adding Wisdom Award. For more information click on the following link:

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Evidence & Articles supporting the benefits of classical music in your daily life, in the Public School Classrooms, and while doing homework after school:

Mrs. C’s high school math class in Colorado: “The students asked for music in class. I told them I would play only Mozart. At first they objected but soon decided they liked the music, because it made them feel better and able to focus more on their lessons. Consequently, not only did the grades get better, so did the discipline. Then the students began requesting Mozart. “

Mrs. G had her fifth grade students listening to classical music, played softly, while the children did creative writing assignments and when they did problem solving in math. It created a calm atmosphere conducive to problem solving and creative thinking as well as an appreciation of music that they might not have experienced. The results were so good that she incorporated this into her teaching for the last five years of her teaching career.

Mrs. I’s fourth grade reading, writing, and math class in the York County Public School District in Virginia. “During the summer, I taught students from all the schools in the county. About the middle of the term, I decided to start playing classical music while students worked independently. I noticed that students were more focused on tasks than they had been previously while doing independent work. They also talked to each other less. One day, when I forgot to turn on the music, a number of the students came up to me and reminded me to turn it on. At the end of the term, all the students had reached their academic goals in both subjects, (reading and math) and most had gone way beyond their goals. (Most of the student’s scores went up 15% to 36% higher.) I know that the atmosphere that was created by the classical music contributed a lot to this.” (Sep 24, 2008)

Mrs. JC had her fourth grade reading class of 22 students, listening to Mozart and other classical music during class for the entire school year .The children have consistently made 100’s on tests and work. These are just average students not exceptional.

Mrs. J has 3 children, ages 16, 12, and 8 who have been listening to Mozart and other classical music while doing their homework after school since March 05. She has seen them become more focused and relaxed, finishing homework quicker, with more accuracy which has led to higher grades.

Northside Middle School in Norfolk, Virginia is using classical music in halls and class rooms with very good success. “Classical Music Plays at Norfolk School”


Wishing you and your family a Healthy and Happy Chanukah , Christmas and New Year ‘s from your Non-Invasive Medicine…Music Expert, Madeline