I’d like to teach the world to sing · Creativity Australia
Creativity Australia logo Menu

I’d like to teach the world to sing

TOH_03_2010 13

“Since ancient times people have invested significant time and effort to create music. Today people spend enormous amounts of time and money to engage with music in all sorts of ways. Music is always around us. It makes our lives complete. Everyone can express one’s emotion with music and everyone is born with one instrument: a voice to sing. So why does music, and especially singing, hold such potentially enormous intrinsic value? And since singing is an innate ability, how does it affect us?

The simple explanation is that music and singing brings a unique pleasure to humans. Of course, that still leaves the question of why. And for that, neuroscience is starting to provide some answers.

Singing is primitive and tribal. Before written language emerged, critical stories were passed on with the oral tradition of song. The Hebrew Torah and the Greek myths of the Iliad and the Odyssey, were all sung long before they were first written down. When we sing, we tap into something that is not only one of the most ancient of human practices, but we also tap into the activity that modern neuroscience is showing to be profoundly healthy.”‘

Tania de Jong AM, Founder and Chair

Click here to read Tania’s full article, or here to read more about the positive benefits of singing.

Subscribe to our e-news
Latest news
‘Getting Stronger’ – our Brisbane choir launch their Virtual Choir video

When Covid hit and our With One Voice Brisbane choir had to cancel their annual Birthday celebration concert, their music… [Read]

NEW! Online LIVE Sessions Now Available

With social distancing and self isolation becoming our day to day reality, we at Creativity Australia wanted to ensure we… [Read]

Round 13 of our ‘Start a Choir’ Grants now open!

To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Creativity Australia is offering grants of up to $10,000 to people or groups who are… [Read]

Read more news »

Creativity Australia logo