Tallinn Music Week
5—6 April 2024

Big Bang presents: The impact of music on children's mental and physical health

TMW Conference 2023

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How to release mental tension and stress while listening to music or making music yourself? How to notice and listen to each other through musical activities? The discussion panel explores the relationships between music and mental/physical health, especially in children's development. How to support children's self-expression through music, what kind of music projects should be produced and what kind of simple techniques music teachers could use to have a positive impact on children.


Dr Nicholas Tscarouchas, Clinical neuropsychologist

Diandra Russo, Co-director and lecturer of music therapy programme at the Zurich University of the Arts

Ingrid Lukas, Musician and music therapist

Marju Raju, Music psychology researcher at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre


Helena Väljaste, Psychologist and mindfulness teacher

The panel is curated by the Tallinn Philharmonic Society in cooperation with Zonzo Compagnie (Belgium), supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.