Helping Students Learn Math the Beyonce Way with Dr. Lana Israel, CEO of Muzology

Music is one of the most powerful memory mediums that we as human beings have at our disposal.
– Dr. Lana Israel

It’s uncommon to hear the words “math” and “fun” in the same sentence, but that’s exactly what Dr. Lana Israel, CEO of Muzology, has achieved with her revolutionary company that blends music and science to enhance the learning experience. On this episode of the On Work and Revolution podcast, host Debbie Goodman speaks with Dr. Lana, a globally recognized learning expert, on reshaping education through innovative methods and the remarkable intersection of music and learning.

In this episode, they discuss:

  • Muzology’s evidence-based approach, using music videos by hit songwriters to teach pre-algebra skills.
  • The potential of music as a memory aid in the learning process.
  • Dr. Lana’s unique journey from speaker and researcher to a seasoned executive in the music industry and finally an entrepreneur in the EdTech sector.


Dr. Lana Israel wrote her first book at 13 and founded Brain Power for Kids, Inc. while in middle school. For the next decade, she wrote and produced award-winning educational content on learning and memory, lectured and consulted globally, and made numerous international media appearances. Fueling this was her five-year study on Mind Mapping and related memory techniques, which garnered the Grand Award at the International Science and Engineering Fair and resulted in an invitation to the Nobel Prizes. For Dr. Israel’s contributions to global education, including pioneering the educational applications of Mind Mapping, she was named The British Brain Trust’s “Brain of the Year” in 1993.

More recently, Dr. Israel has crafted global entertainment strategies for Fortune 500 companies, worked with global superstars, and consulted extensively in the music industry – spanning artist and writer management, publishing and production, and strategy and data analytics. 

Dr. Israel holds a Doctorate (D.Phil) in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar and conducted post-graduate research on memory. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Dr. Israel’s research on memory has been cited over 800 times.

Integrating her lifelong passions for music, memory, and the mind, Dr. Israel started Muzology, a music-driven EdTech company based in Nashville, Tennessee.


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