Health and Other Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

There are a lot different reasons why children and adults decide to learn music. Just like there are a lot of different instruments and styles of music they can learn! Most people who start learning to play an instrument, do it for their love of music and the fun of doing it. Did you know there are many positive aspects of learning to play an instrument besides just the joy of playing? In this infographic from our Guitar teaching friend, John Holloway, over 26 benefits of playing a musical instrument are highlighted.

These benefits range from reduced stress to improved posture. There are many and varied benefits of playing an instrument.

Some of the benefits carry over into other areas of life. For example, overcoming musical challenges can increase confidence in other areas. There are also mathematical benefit to reading music and counting complex rhythms. Studies have also shown, children exposed to a multi year music tuition program, involving training in increasingly complex rhythmic, tonal, and practical skills, display superior cognitive performance in reading compared with their non-musically trained peers.

So what are you waiting for? Get back to practicing and playing your instrument today!

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Wendy Brentnall-Wood

Wendy Brentnall-Wood

I am passionate about encouraging and inspiring people to begin to experience the heart filling joy of making music in a simple, easy and systematic way, enabling them to enrich their lives and the lives of those around them.

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