8. Does Music Have an Affect on Learning (con.) Also, in one open brain surgery when classical or orchestrated music, the seizure activity was lessened in nearly half of the patients. Another example of music's effect on the brain is that there was considerable improvement by a twin with Alzheimer's disease because she listened to a section of Mozart's piano sonta. Research shows that there is evidence that babies are aware of and respond to music and different sounds in their mother's womb. The International Foundation of Music Research has produced many publications on the benefits of music on early brain development. The Center for New Discoveries in Learning that learning potential can be raised 5x the normal rate when playing 60 beat-per-minute music. Simply back round music when student enter the classroom or when leaving for lunch or recess will totally change the atmosphere. Other research show that children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory in a single year than those who don't. I have also noted that everyone in I.M.P.A.C.T. plays an instrument.