R Becca G.
A quiete environment is good because it decreases the potentiality of distractions. However, you can practice meditation in noisy, busy environment too, because all u really need to practice meditation is yourself and meditation will be beneficial in any environment.
Yeah, quite environment is good for meditation. When you are in meditate state your mind produced various thought so to concentrate on one thought at a time it is important. You can listen to binural beat , our mind also works like binural beat frequency. Listening to binural beat help you to tune to productive state of mind.