Music and the Brain (The Great Courses)

What recommendations do you have for other facilitators who are using "Music and the Brain"? Consider sharing additional resources you found helpful, activities that worked particularly well, and some reflections on who this course is best suited for. For more information, see this course on P2PU’s course page.

This course received a rating from a facilitator!

Did anything about the learning circle surprise you?
The range of musical talents of participants

You recorded in your weekly feedback that 29 participant(s) attended the first meeting. Is this correct?
Yes

You recorded in your weekly feedback that 30 participant(s) attended the second meeting. Is this correct?
Yes

You recorded in your weekly feedback that 23 participant(s) attended the last meeting. Is this correct?
Yes

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
5

Why did you give the course 5 star(s)?
I learned a lot and participants were engaged.

How likely are you to recommend facilitating a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
I like learning in a group

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
the complexity of music composition and listening

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Music and the Brain ?
1

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

Why did you give the course 4 star/stars?
breakout rooms worked smoothly

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
4

Why?
useful if topics of interest

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
Much about aspects of music I had never thought about

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Music and the Brain ?
3

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
Might listen to music in a slightly different way

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
3

Why did you give the course 3 star/stars?
A lot of complexity sometimes hard to follow

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
4

Why?
In time of Covid,important to have something interesting to learn

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
Music and brain

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Music and the Brain ?
5

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
Restart learning beginners lessons on piano

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
5

Why did you give the course 5 star/stars?
The scientific and theoretic aspects were well presented and fascinating .

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
It broadens one’s horizon of knowledge and helps to stimulate the brain.

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
Yes learned how p2pu works and how it is not that intimidating

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Music and the Brain ?
5

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
keep learning. Music and the brain is fascinating.

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
5

Why did you give the course 5 star/stars?
challenged me to keep going

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
can suggest but only to those who I feel would be interested

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
The speaker talked of concepts I hadn’t thought of before.

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Music and the Brain ?
3

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
Unsure

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
4

Why?
It was very technical. There was much I didn’t grasp.

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
I found the course too technical. I thought maybe there could be another way to simplify this material to make it more understandable.

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Music and the Brain ?
2

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
Not sure.

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
5

Why did you give the course 5 star/stars?
I found the discussions after each session quite enjoyable and informative even though the video was hard to follow.

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
We can learn something new and the discussions are enjoyable.

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
Terminology explained in the lectures, experiences shared in the chat rooms…#4 presentation. Was a bit over my head…had to miss the 5th session…very satisfied I joined.Thanks

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Music and the Brain ?
5

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
Singing with guitar with my music teacher and music partner/performer

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

Why did you give the course 4 star/stars?
Zoom medium is good…but never as good as being physically present. Because of Covid restrictions…and Zoom…I was able to take advantage of what you were offering. For this I am thankful…as I am not yet a member of WELU.

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
Any opportunity to expand and explore knowledge of music…and nature…keeps me young…

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
Gained considerable information on the links between the brain and music

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Music and the Brain ?
4

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
Continue to learn more, listen to more music and try to apply the new knowledge I have received

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

Why did you give the course 4 star/stars?
Liked the format most of the time, some distractions thouout the course

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
Ideal learning situation, can do all of this from home during Covid19 restrictions