Fabuloso Friday – The Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation
Submitted by admin on October 30, 2009 - 2:00 pm
I recently heard about The Rachel Elizabeth Barton (REB) Foundation and thought I’d share this beautiful organization with you all.
The REB Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was founded in 2001 to expand awareness of and appreciation for classical music. It provides services and funding for classical music education, research, performances, and artists, to benefit listeners and learners alike. Current projects include an instrument loan program, grants for education and career, and creation of a supplemental curriculum of music for strings by composers of African descent.
I’ve always heard about classical music having phenomenal affects on the brain. According to Music and the Brain’s Laurence O’Donnell, music has a positive affect on our memory. “Mozart’s music and baroque music, with a 60 beats per minute beat pattern, activate the left and right brain. The simultaneous left and right brain action maximizes learning and retention of information.”
To find out more about The REB Foundation and how you can help, click here.