The Health of Music


LA Pierce Big Band featuring the Alberici Sisters with Marianna Riccio

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ~ Billy Joel

Music is alive and well! There’s something exciting about the sound of a “Live” orchestra. When each instrument skillfully plays it’s part, the music touches us emotionally, mentally and physically. This collective and dynamic energy can never be achieved through a synthesized keyboard. I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks there is too much programmed music out on the market. That’s why it’s an honor and a pleasure for my sister and I to support the arts while entertaining with our communities finest musicians to a sold out crowd!

The 100 piece Los Angeles Pierce Symphonic Winds are nationally recognized and critically acclaimed. Among their repertoire will be a tribute, “Glenn Miller in Concert”… a crowd pleaser to be sure!

During this cultural program, my sister and I, Alberici Sisters are proud to be singing and dancing to the swingin’ LA Pierce Big Band, also known as the LA Winds Jazz Band. Together, we’ll interpret songs composed by notables, Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hart. We’ll include songs from the great American songbook made popular by members of the Rat Pack like Frank Sinatra and crooner’s like Nat King Cole and his daughter, Natalie Cole. My daughter, Marianna will also be joining us on stage for Bugle Boy, made famous by the Andrew Sisters!

Of course, during our performance, we’ll talk a little about our past performing with show biz legends including the Rat Pack. We wrote a book about it!


See a preview of our book, BEYOND OUR WILDEST DREAMS about show business legends at:

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Berthold Auerbach

Music takes you to another place, a fond memory, a diversion from the worrisome details that could weigh on you. The pulse of the beat or the flow of the melody can get your body moving, free up your energy “chi” and release your tension. Singing is like Yoga; it is a good exercise for deep breathing that puts you in a meditative zone.

“Truly to sing, that is a different breath.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Most grateful for our master conductor of the universe, God, who creates harmony while every planet, moon and star moves in balance. As humans, we have a whole universe within us. Cells are being renewed, muscles are made stronger, bones are being fortified, organs and glands are working together for optimum health.

“There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is.” ~ William P. Merrill

Some of  histories most influential scholars like Albert Einstein and Plato have praised the benefits of music. Let’s keep music education in our schools.

“Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and by studying music in schools, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective.” ~ Bill Clinton

“Music can change the world because it can change people.” ~ Bono

With a song in my heart,

Maria Lauren, (AKA: Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio) – YourPowerfulLife

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The ALBERICI SISTERS, Maria Lauren and Linda Eichberg are making appearances as…

  • Keynote Speakers: “You Got The Power”
  • Entertainers: Tribute to “Showstoppers”
  • Authors: Book Signing Events
  • Singing & Fitness Coaches…



Maria-Lauren-Alberici-Riccio-You-Got-The-PowerThis is a personal blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment. It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyrighted.

3 thoughts on “The Health of Music

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  2. As a high school classmate of both Maria Lauren and Linda, I am proud to say that I am in total agreement with what Maria said about music and its health-giving attributes. Seven years ago, I underwent triple-bypass cardiac surgery, and listening to my favorite music (big bands, jazz, traditional pop vocals, musical theater, and classical) in addition to brisk walks, played a key role in my rehabilitation and rapid recovery. I spent three decades as the USA Secretary of Big Bands International, which published a quarterly newsmagazine about the big bands and their music, and I must say that this music in particular has contributed to my overall good health.

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