Learning to play a musical instrument comes with a series of benefits and advantages, from building your confidence and enhancing your memory to widening your social circle. But, if you are not sure when/if you should take the plunge, here are five good reasons!
— September 29th, 2020
- Playing an instrument makes you smarter
Many studies show a correlation between musical training and academic success in both children and adults. Science proves that learning to play an instrument stimulates the brain, enhancing functions like memory, abstract reasoning skills, and logical thinking.
- Playing an instrument can relieve stress
Music keeps you calm and has proven to lower heart rate, blood pressure, and ultimately and decrease stress hormones.
Classical music is especially beneficial. So, if you are looking for a fun and healthy way to relieve stress, picking up a classical instrument will do the trick!
- Playing an instrument gives you a sense of achievement
Playing and succeeding at a musical instrument gives you an enormous sense of pride and accomplishment. It also builds your confidence and helps you get comfortable with self-expression!
- Practicing a musical instrument improves patience
The more effort you put into something, the better the result will be. Thus, music teaches us a lot about patience!
It also increases discipline and time management skills — skills that are of high importance for both adults and children.
- Playing music is fun!
And of course, the most important reason: playing music is fun! We go on and on about all the scientifically accurate benefits of learning a musical instrument, but what truly matters is you have fun with it.
This article is a re-post, with small modifications, of “10 reasons you should take up a musical instrument” an article published on classicfm.com