Ella received her Bachelors of Arts in Spanish degree from Baldwin Wallace University as of August 2018. Upon completion of her internship with Central Ohio Music Therapy, she will receive a Bachelors of Arts in Music Therapy from the same institution. She has had therapeutic experience with a variety of populations in the Cleveland area throughout her 4 years at Baldwin Wallace. She is excited to continue on her journey of becoming a board-certified music therapist by completing her internship at Central Ohio Music Therapy.
Between my YouTube playlists, music-streaming apps and good old-fashioned mixed CDs, I have well over a dozen playlists labeled some variant of “Music for Relaxation.” In fact, as I write this, my headphones are playing a droning tune from a Spotify playlist called “Meditation Music.” How many of us use this music, in the foreground or background, to relax, go to sleep, concentrate and focus? What are the characteristics of this type of music that make it the best for accomplishing these things? In a study from the UK, four researchers analyzed different styles of music marketed as relaxation music, and the results show just how your age may determine which Relaxation Playlist you choose next.