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Music Benefits

5 REASONS TO PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

Learning to play a musical instrument offers a lot of benefits. Believe that if there's one thing you should learn in your lifetime, it is how to play an instrument. Here are 5 reasons why:

  1. Playing a Musical Instrument makes you Smarter Many studies have been conducted on the effects of music to the brain. Scientists say that children who are exposed to music or those who play an instrument do better in school than those who don't. Recent research suggests exposure to music may benefit a child's reading age, IQ and the development of certain parts of the brain. Adults can benefit from learning to play an instrument too because it helps the mind to be alert and active eventually helping to sharpen the memory.
  2. It Teaches Discipline Learning to play an instrument is like learning to speak another language and it can be challenging at times. One of the qualities music players possess is discipline. You have to be disciplined in order to master playing your instrument. You have to set time each day to practice, practice and practice some more.
  3. Playing a Musical Instrument Relieves Stress
  4. We all have days when we are so stressed out and we just want to take a break from it all. Have you ever noticed that when you hear soft, soothing music you feel more relaxed? Playing an instrument can do that and more, especially if you're the one playing. Music is one of life's simple joys, it helps calm the mind.
  5. Sense of Achievement
  6. If you're a beginner learning to play your 1st piece, it can be frustrating. But once you've mastered it, the satisfaction you'll feel is priceless. Never mind if it's just a simple piece, believe me you'll never forget the first piece you've mastered. You are one more step closer to achieving your goal i.e. certainly something to be proud of.
  7. Playing a Musical Instrument is Fun
  8. Sure it can be a lot of hard work but there is no denying playing an instrument is fun. Once you get better at it, opportunities will arise for you to share your newly learned skill with your family and friends. Who knows, you may also consider playing professionally in the future. Playing a music instrument opens up a lot of good possibilities that will surely enrich your life.

 

MUSIC PARTICIPATION & FAMILY BENEFITS

 

For Your Child

                Problem solving

                • Teamwork

                • Goal setting

                • Self-expression

                • Coordination

                • Memory skills

                • Self-confidence and esteem

                • Concentration

                • Poise

 

 Organizational Skills

                How to organize tasks

                • Time-management

 

For Your Family

                Musical event attendance

                • Family music making

                • Performing for and with family and friends

                • A sense of pride and accomplishment


MUSIC LEARNING

 

Physiological Benefits

                • Co-ordination of mind and muscle

                • Improved hand-eye co-ordination

                • Development of fine motor skills

 

Mental Benefits

        • Encourages creativity

        • Concentration and focus

        • Use of left and right brain

        • Intellectual stimulation

        • Self control

 

Emotional Benefits

                • Aesthetic appreciation

                • Emotional expression

                • Self-confidence

                • Feeling of accomplishment

                • Spiritual experience

 

Social Benefits

                • Shared activity and communication

                • Performing for an audience

                • Music is an international language


 

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