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PBS’s Canvas has been following a school program that uses classical music to relieve the stress and anxiety of school students nationwide.

Mindful Music Moments is a listening session used in kindergarten through middle school where students listen to classical music for the first ten minutes of their school day and either meditate or work on a quiet activity.

The program was started by a Cincinnati yoga instructor who uses music to help trauma patients in therapy.

Cleveland-area students told PBS that the music helps them relax and focus on the school day ahead.  Teachers say the program has given kids a special place to handle the stress of school or home life.

How much does music affect your mood?  Which type of music do you find to be the most relaxing? Let me know in the comments below!

Danielle Tufano

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