University of Edinburgh

Explore the benefits of music for your health through the sounds of forgotten instruments.

The serpent is an unusual musical instrument with history going back to the 16th century. It’s one of many historic musical instruments in the collection at St Cecilia’s Hall at the University of Edinburgh. This activity will bring back some of these forgotten instruments with a live online performance together with stories about their development. Jumping back to the modern day, you will hear how scientists are discovering some of the non-musical benefits of playing an instrument including potential links between musical training and our physical abilities, listening skills, and thinking skills.

This event will take place over Zoom. A link to the event and the joining password will be sent prior to the event.

Free online Zoom event


Further information

Why play the serpent?
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