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Sheng Lui #3: This violin is a great step out of a standard rental quality instrument without the step out of rental prices. This was professionally set up in our shop with quality strings, bridge and fittings. It is made with high quality tone wood and the back plate is nicely flamed. Comes with a sleek two-tone shaped case and a J. T. Jet standard carbon fiber bow. These items sold separately would cost $900+, but it its currently on sale for $695! Stop by either location or call for an appointment to try it out! Sheng Lui #3: This violin is a great step out of a standard rental quality instrument without the step out of rental prices. This was professionally set up in our shop with quality strings, bridge and fittings. It is made with high quality tone wood and the back plate is nicely flamed. Comes with a sleek two-tone shaped case and a J. T. Jet standard carbon fiber bow. These items sold separately would cost $900+, but it its currently on sale for $695! Stop by either location or call for an appointment to try it out!

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This year, instead of chocolates or roses, give your Valentine the gift of music.

Research has found that music strikes a note within us, check out some of the following articles:

Music therapy, or just listening to music, can be good for the heart.

Music can make you laugh or cry, rile you up or calm you down. Some say it’s good for the soul. It just might be good for the heart, too. Make no mistake — daily doses of Mozart won’t clean out your arteries or fix a faulty heart valve. But music can help ease your recovery from a cardiac procedure, get you back to normal after a heart attack or stroke, relieve stress, and maybe even lower your blood pressure a tad. (“2006, Using music to tune the heart, Harvard Heart Letter. “Health.Harvard.Edu.)

Wikipedia provides links to Music Therapy for the mind, body and soul;

Music therapy is an allied health profession and one of the expressive therapies, consisting of a process in which a music therapist uses music and all of its facets—physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual—to help clients improve their physical and mental health.” 

So, what about love and music?  You’ve probably heard a song and it brought you back to a relationship, a love story or a heart break.  But what about the connection within, the song that you love, the one that gives you chills……

When music sounds this good, there’s a reason: dopamine.  In research published in the journal , scientists at McGill University in Montreal have established the direct link between the elation stimulated by music and the . Dopamine is the same substance that puts the joy in sex, the thrill in certain illegal drugs, and the warm feeling within a woman breast-feeding her child.  The substance also may explain why the power of music crosses human cultures, the scientists said.  (Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2011-01-reveals-biochemical-music-emotion.html#jCp).

And, what is dopamine?

According to The Laws of Chemistry, Psychology Today,  “Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain‘s reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional responses, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them. Dopamine deficiency results in Parkinson’s Disease, and people with low dopamine activity may be more prone to addiction. The presence of a certain kind of dopamine receptor is also associated with sensation-seeking people, more commonly known as “risk takers.” (Psychology Today © 1991-2016 Sussex Publishers, LLC | HealthProfs.com © 2002-2016 Sussex Directories, Inc.).”

It seems like the conclusion is, more music is good for your health.  Physically and emotionally!   This valentines, give the gift of music.  Let us know how your heart played out!