The Study Music Project is an online musical experiment, founded by Dennis Kuo, dedicated to compose, create, and produce music solely to enhance the student’s studying experience.

As a Biochemistry major and music history minor at UCLA, Dennis Kuo possesses a major passion in music as well as an awareness and appreciation for the significance of studying in school. Through many years of studying, Dennis Kuo has spent a great deal of time optimizing ways to study. However, one key component that was rarely touched upon was the music being played when one is studying.

One reason that there are so much difficulty in this field is because not everyone studies to music. One can find an equal number of people who don’t study to music as those that do. As a result, very little research has been done in this field. As a result, resources in finding the perfect study music for students becomes a time-consuming, tedious chore that encourages procrastination for the more important things in life.

Because of these issues, the Study Music Project is born. The mission and vision of the Study Music Project is to provide students with the ultimate study music, invoking focus, clarity, relaxation, and concentration, while at the same time, attempt to collect some statistical data of the effectiveness of the music.

The Study Music Project cannot be a success without students like you. If you are a student, please feel free to study to the music provided by the Study Music Project and judge for yourself whether it is effective or not. Feedback is very much appreciated! The Study Music Project cannot improve or continue without your constant feedback. In order to collect accurate data, there needs to be a large pool of students (middle school, high school, college, graduate school, etc.) that must be willing to try this! Thus, if you are feeling open-minded, or simply looking for some good music to study to, PLEASE BE PART of the STUDY MUSIC PROJECT!

Thank you!


  1. Shahida Shahida
    November 18, 2010    

    Hello Dennis,

    I was simply browsing the youtube for music for studying , and stumbled upon your wonderful music creation..which i sincerely fall in love immediately! and i go on listening to all of them while reading Accelerated Learning book by Colin Rose. I read through, scribbled some important notes and abracadabra! it’s like magic Dennis; i completed the book plus some jotted down important notes, in just 30 mins. it’s amazing how your music has helped me completed my task quicker than usual and it keeps me going.

    All my gratitude to you for sharing magnificient music with everybody. for your info, i’m an English Trainer from Malaysia, i’m passionate about helping children and adults learn English Language using the Accelerated Learning technique. Among the elements in the technique is to incorporate music during the learning session. and yes, I would like to be part of your Study Music Project, by experimenting its impact on learners (adults especially).

    I would like to know if your music is available on CD and how can i get them? I travel around Malaysia to help people hence CD would be convenient to carry around. I can hardly wait to get them soon coz im planning to use them by 29 Nov 2010, for a 5 day English Language Training. Also please inform me if I can be of any help to collect statistical data on the effectiveness of the music.

    Again Dennis, thank you so much for sharing your music. At this moment, i have Piano Ballad playing, such a soothing piece to hear on my birthday today and it’s also my 2-month wedding anniversary.

    Thank you.

    Wan Shahida Wan Ismail
    Palm Springs@Damansara
    No 1 PJU 3/29
    47810 Kota Damansara
    Selangor, MALAYSIA.

  2. Coroi Tudor Coroi Tudor
    November 24, 2010    

    I’m a medical student in Romania and your work helps me very much. I have never been so focused as I am when I am studying to your music. My favourite one is Neptune Ilusion. You have trully left your mark on this world. Please keep up the good work.

  3. K.L. Hoang K.L. Hoang
    December 6, 2010    

    You make relaxing music to listen to while working; its great stuff. Did you ever think of using Solfeggio tones or Gamma, beta, Alpha waves, or the Schumann Resonance of 7.83 Hz?

  4. Magda Magda
    December 8, 2010    

    Hi there! I greatly appreciate the idea and the whole project! I’ve found out about it right now typing into youtube “music for studying”. Unfortunately, for me the music is too beautiful and instead of stuidying, I focus on listening to it:p Maybe I have to listen to it few times so that I’m already acquainted with it, and then it should be possible to study to it ! Best of luck with the project!

  5. Rachel Rachel
    December 12, 2010    

    Hi! I was studying for a really big test and i found your youtube channel and gave it a try. I’m so glad i did! You helped me cover all of the information for my test next week in HALF THE TIME! Thank you :)

    I will definitely use this every time i have a test :)

  6. Dorothy Dorothy
    December 20, 2010    

    Hello, I’m a student from Hong Kong and when I search for relaxing or some soothing music to listen to when I’m studying, it’s amazing how I found your music creation. I still haven’t started studying to your music, there’s no doubt that there melody is inspirational and peaceful, but sometimes energetic. I personally perfer certain kind of music, like yours, as I feel my mind can really take a rest and be absorbed in the world with flowy music. It’s interesting that when I recommended the music to some of my friends, they said that this kind of music is too soothing and they’ll easily fall asleep when studying! Haha! So, maybe different people have preference on which type of music to listent to when studying, but it’s certain it’s my type of music! 😉

  7. Rob Rob
    January 14, 2011    

    Hey, I am a high school student from Texas, have a Physics midterm tomorrow, your music is amazing! Helped me study like never before!

  8. S. T. S. T.
    May 11, 2011    

    Hey Dennis!

    This is such an amazing project. It is really effective for me. In particular, I am a musician –primarily violinist, but I also play piano and I sing as well. When I study, I like to listen to classical music. Not grand concertos or symphonies but simple piano/violin/cello solo pieces. My main problem with this, is that I am so familiar with these pieces that I have a tendency to get distracted, taken away by a familiar melody or a piece that I’ve performed before. The beauty of your project (aside from the actual music itself) is the fact that it is subtle, continuous, soothing, and non-intrusive. Reminiscent of a slow nocturne, but just unique enough not to distract me, and still able to enhance my focus. Beautiful! Bravo!



  9. Francisca Francisca
    May 12, 2011    

    Hey! i will try study with your music for my psychology test! i am a secondary student ;D

  10. Rn2B Rn2B
    May 13, 2011    

    Thank you for sharing your talent with the world, I purchased the album on itunes in anticipation of the long weekend I will have prepping for my finals on Wednesday..

    • October 3, 2011    

      I haven’t bought the album yet, just listening it on YouTube is good enough until I can by it from CD baby since I cannot find it on iTunes, if you can send me the link for the download in iTunes i would appreciate it

  11. October 3, 2011    

    I can’t believe how great this music works. Listening in a quiet environment is sometimes desperate and boring, but using the tracks of studymusicproject.com helps you concentrate and have fun while studying. Not just helps you to focus, but also to retain information for longer periods of time. From now on I’m going to study with his music and other songs that help me concentrate (you can look for them in my youtube profile MrDmata001 – look for a playlist calle Studying Music). It helps even more when studying subjects that have to do with a lot of facts, such as history or biology. Haven’t tried using it for psychology yet, but hopefully I’ll find out soon enough it works! Thanks again to Dennis Kuo for these amazing tracks to help the information flow flow and thoughts in your mind fly.

  12. Eileen Eileen
    October 23, 2011    

    I am a teacher, and I am going to try using this music during class to help my students concentrate during independent work times.

    • Jeanne Jeanne
      May 24, 2012    

      I teach high school senior English. Out of 6 classes, I chose the 1 class that without exception fails to complete tasks on time. I played the Study Music Project
      videos from YouTube in that class only. To my amazement, and my students’ awe, everyone in the class completed (neatly) the assigned vocabulary and essay in the 50 minute time period. The other 5 classes completed the vocabulary and essay planning, but few completed the entire essay.
      I did not even tell the students I would play music; I just quietly turned it up after giving the assignment.
      I will definitely use the music with all my classes. Dennis–Thanks for spending the time and effort to better our world!

  13. Laine Kongsun Ching Laine Kongsun Ching
    November 1, 2011    

    Hi Dennis! I’m a fan of your music!!! I wanna play as good as you. Haha. Sadly, no time to do that though… We have some things in common, which, I am also a graduate of Biochemistry and is now in med school! Nice to know you can still find free time. I wish I could project my stress in something as productive as this. :) Kudos!

  14. Samuel Samuel
    January 10, 2012    

    The best I could find before finding this was classical music. Your music has now surpassed that. I am a high school freshman, and my problem is that I am easily distracted. When I listen to music, the music distracts me at first, and then removes itself and other distractions, leaving my mind clear and very focused. The Study Music project has found a success with me, this music is perfect. Thank you for what you’ve been doing.


  15. January 11, 2012    

    thank you so much for your kind words! i’m really glad you found it useful in your studies! i appreciate your support!

  16. kaixin kaixin
    May 20, 2012    

    great job. well done dennis. :)

  17. Azra Rama Azra Rama
    September 4, 2012    

    I´ve listened to your music many times, while reading many boring books, and on many rainy days. Your music has helped me to focus and prepare my self really well before exams. You do such a good thing here, its really inspiring. Makes me wish i could do something like that, touch so many people with my art… I know you will do GREAT in life. Few people have the gift to genuinely move other peoples hearts and reach their innermost feelings, and stir up feelings they forget they had. However your music is sad, i get the idea that you´ve lost someone you love. and i hope somehow, helping all of these people who adore you and your music may help you find peace and tranquility. God bless your soul

  18. Neil Patkar Neil Patkar
    November 6, 2012    

    Hi Mr.Kuo (can’t call you Dennis b/c I’m 12!) your music is amazing. I should be studying right now but I’ve been listening to your music for a little while now and I wanted some way to tell you your music is amazing. I doubt you will read this but if you do please email me back so I could possibly know you read this.

  19. Penangkia Penangkia
    November 27, 2012    

    I want to thank you so much because your music saves me from losing my concentration whenever I study throughout my undergraduate life. In fact, I am graduating in a month’s time and I am still listening to your music as I write my papers.

    And I just found out that you are a Bruin too!! Same here.
    U-C-L-A, fight fight fight!!

  20. James Paulet James Paulet
    May 9, 2013    

    is it possible to get music scores for what you have written?


    September 27, 2013    

    Hi Dennis ,
    you have an awesome talent to create relaxing and anti-procrastination music (i am writing this comment while listening to one of your tracks)… i read a case study that studying while listening to music can help increase cognitive activity. finally found the right kind of music.
    much respect and love from Khan!

  22. Sunil Thapa Sunil Thapa
    December 7, 2013    

    Great piece of art. Helps a lot in concentration and focus. Good job Dennis..:)

  23. Linda Zhang Linda Zhang
    December 16, 2013    

    Hi Dennis,

    Your music is the first thing I go to when I have trouble focusing.
    I find your youtube channel and Phone App make your music the most easily accessible out of all the study music options.
    (So ‘yay you!’ for developing the App – it’s fabulous)

    I listen to it at home when I need to get into the ‘study zone’, or at the library at school when I need to block out the noise of chatter.

    I think the key to why I love your music so much is your incredible VARIETY! I never get bored of it. In addition, the one-hour youtube playlists coincide PERFECTLY with the 50 minute school periods I have.

    You seriously are making a difference to hundreds of students so very well done on your endeavor!

    Linda – Last year of high school, Sydney, Australia

  24. Katie Tao Katie Tao
    April 7, 2014    

    Hi Dennis,
    Just want to say, I absolutely love all your music! It’s very beautiful and soothing to hear while I study. I actually have a habit of jumping from one song on Youtube, or Pandora to study. Which gets me easily get distracted because I start watching other Youtube videos. I stumbled upon your music by chance and I felt like it was a sign calling me to check your channel out. And I am glad that I did. It’s my last year studying Japanese, and this semester has been very difficult for me. But I’m hoping with your music it can aid me in some way.

    Thank you again and good luck to everything that you do~!

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