It’s hard to imagine a life without music. Everyone loves listening to the magical rhythm. And yet, not many of us know how to play a musical instrument.
But it’s never too late to learn. Here’s why.
1. It helps reduce stress
Researchers have found out that playing an instrument regularly can release stress. Studies have shown that it helps slow down heartbeat and blood pressure, and therefore, reduces tension and makes you feel comfortable.
Eventually, learning to play an instrument forms a habit of getting happier every day.
Musician Michael Jolkovski – also a psychologist – said that music reduces stress by bringing people closer together.
2. It makes you a smarter person
It’s proven that learning to play a musical instrument helps you study better. A group of researchers found that teaching with music is even more efficient than with computers. Also, it boosts a child’s ability in learning maths and science.
3. It enhances your social life
Music connects the souls. As a result, learning to play an instrument helps you to be more sociable, and chances are you’re going to run into your soulmate someday by music.
4. It bumps up your confidence
Being good at an aspect of life makes you feel less nervous in front of a crowd. You can be skillful at everything by practice. So why not trying playing guitar or something? Do what you love, and you will love what you do.
5. It teaches you the art of being patient
Nobody is good at something unfamiliar right in the first place. It takes time of practicing. Plenty. So does learning to play an instrument. You have to do it again and again until you get it right. And when you’ve got used to playing it, your patience has paid off.
6. It helps you become more creative
If you find yourself sitting in the same place, doing the same old things every single day, maybe it’s time to start something new.
When you play a musical instrument, your emotional intelligence is affected, your brain is kick-started and forced to think differently. As a result, you will be creative.
For more ways to be creative, take a look here.
7. It refreshes your memory
Music and the brain always go hand in hand. Learning to play an instrument forces you to use both parts of the brain and so, improves your ability to memorize.
Studies have shown that children who learn to play a musical instrument at an early age are better at learning and memorizing than kids who don’t.
Musical education is also linked to higher IQ and better brain development.
8. It develops discipline
Music requires dedication and regular practice. You might need to practice every day at the same time. As days pass by, it’ll become a habit, or rather, a discipline in you.
9. It brings a sense of satisfaction
Have you ever wanted something so bad and tried everything to get it? And when you do achieve that thing, you feel a great sense of satisfaction.
Well, the same thing happens when you learn to play an instrument.
10. It’s a pleasure
Music brings a lot of joy, not only to you, to me, but to the whole world. It brings out happiness, peace and more importantly, makes life better. So, wouldn’t it be great to be a part of this, to create something for the world?
Learning to master a musical instrument is not only a pleasure but a means for you to connect with the world out there.
So, what are you waiting for?
Grasp that guitar! Tap that drum! Play anything that you wish to.
I can’t wait to hear you tell me all about your learning how to play an instrument and its result. Let me know!