FIREWORKS IN THE MUSICAL BRAIN
Presented by Anita Collins
An enormous amount of research has been conducted over the last two decades about how music learning impacts on brain development. The research has revealed new understandings about how the brain processes music and how the learning process sets off incredibly fireworks within a musician's brain.
Dr Anita Collins is an award-winning educator, researcher and writer in the field of brain development and music learning.
Anita is best known for her role as on-screen expert and campaign lead for the Don’t Stop the Music documentary that aired on the ABC in late 2018.
She is internationally recognised for her unique work in translating the scientific research of neuroscientists and psychologists to the everyday parent, teacher and student.
Anita brings a wealth of experience as an active educator to every presentation. She is an experienced classroom teachers and conductor (Canberra Grammar School), has been musical director for three award winning productions and she has over a decade of experience as a teacher educator across all areas of tertiary education (University of Canberra and the Australian National University).