Mrs. Fenlason, SMMS Band Director, and Mrs. Kilbreth, School Nurse, have been discussing an article published in the International Trumpet Guild. The article, A Look at the Role of Musical Wind Instruments on Asthma Therapy by Amanda Pepping, reports on studies that show how students with asthma may benefit from the respiratory exercise required to sing and play a wind instrument. According to the article “Playing a wind instrument maximizes vital lung capacity…it is therefore an ideal form of therapy for asthmatics.” Also “similar studies indicate that a main contributing factor to improved wellness is gained from controlled breathing.” So Mrs. Fenlason and Mrs. Kilbreth are joining forces to encourage all students to participate in the school music programs. MUSIC, IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH!
“A Look at the Role of Musical Wind Instruments in Asthma Therapy.” (January 2009), access date September 28, 2012 (http://www.trumpetguild.org).