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Top 5 Reasons to Learn to Play an Instrument

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Are long hours of studying not working for you? Do you need a new hobby to help get your mind off of school? Then you have stumbled into the right place. Whether it be a piano, guitar, drums, saxophone, ukulele, or even a harp, there is professional research studies that have supported that learning any musical instrument will positively impact one’s life in so many ways. Here are the top 5 reasons to go pick up a musical instrument today.

  1. Makes you smarter

If you want to improve your grades, then music may be for you. Many research studies have proven that there is a correlation between playing music and academic performance. Learning to play a musical instrument stimulates the brain and improves the brain cognitive abilities.

“I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music” -Albert Einstein

  1. Stress Relief

Whether you like college or not, I am sure that we can all agree that it can get extremely stressful and overwhelming sometimes. Playing music relaxes the soul and keeps you calm. It has been shown that playing music can help lower stress hormones and slow down the pulse. Learning to play an instrument is a great way to escape the world and keep the soul at peace.

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”- Bob Marley

  1. Better Social Life

Learning an instrument could open up the door to connect with many other people of the music community. Your social circle will surely expand as musicians tend to really connect with other musicians. And if you decide to join a band with some of your buddies, you will learn great teamworking skills as playing in a band requires everyone to be really connected and in sync with each other to insure you don’t sound like crap. Music will help build new long-lasting friendships.

“The true beauty of music is that it connects people” – Roy Ayers

  1. Creativity

Playing music will exercise parts of your brain that you aren’t trained in your day to day life. Picking up an instrument will do wonders for your creativity. You can either write your own music or you can take someone else’s music and put your own interpretation on it. Music is art, and when you learn to play it, you become an artist of sound.

“A painter paints pictures on a canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”                      -Leopold Stokowski

  1. It’s fun!!!

At the end of the day, playing music is a hobby and another way to enjoy your time. It’s an active hobby that will give you a sense of achievement day by day as you watch yourself progress. As you improve, your love for playing music will grow due to music’s ability to connect with the soul. Now go out and spread the joy of music!

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