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Benefits of Playing an Instrument


Playing an instrument is fun and the learning, performing and sharing of this experience provides many benefits.


Research shows that learning and playing a musical instrument has important impacts on the development of the brain. Learn more about this by reading and viewing the articles and videos below.



Further reading...
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10 reasons to play an instrument

Learning to play a musical instrument has so many benefits – whether it’s building your confidence, enhancing your memory or widening your social circle. 

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Music training speeds up brain development in children

Music training has been found to be related to better language and mathematical skills, higher IQ and overall greater academic achievement. 

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How music lessons can improve language skills

Study links piano education with better word discrimination by kindergartners.

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How can playing an instrument improve your life?

No matter what your age, playing an instrument can have a positive impact on your brain and body. 

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10 benefits of children learning a musical instrument

Why children should learn to play instruments instead of just listening to them.

The link between instruments and mental wellbeing

On top of (hopefully) producing beautiful music, there are a number of benefits that playing an instrument has on a person’s mental wellbeing. 

Further viewing...
9 Ways Learning An Instrument Strengthens Your Brain

9 Ways Learning An Instrument Strengthens Your Brain

Does music strengthen your brain? Find out how here: Growing up, your mom told you to practice the piano. When you asked why, she would either say, “Because it’s good for you!” or, “Because I said so!” Perhaps this led to you feeling frustrated and eventually giving up the instrument. It’s a common occurrence. Now that you’re older, you know that playing an instrument might be fun, but you can’t come up with a compelling reason why it should take away time from other important things. Or maybe you want to get started but your significant other thinks it might be a waste of time. Mom knew it was good, but she probably wasn’t aware of the details. Fortunately, today’s scientific research on the brain reveals many amazing and surprising benefits to learning music at any age. Here are nine very good reasons to start playing an instrument, all related to your brain. Once you’ve read them, you’ll have to come up with reasons not to play an instrument. While she may not have known why, your mom’s instincts were right on: playing music is good for you. Very good for you. So good for you that it seems almost foolish not to play music. Today’s scientific research shows us just how good learning music is. Playing an instrument is true exercise for your brain. It strengthens it in ways you could never even imagine – leading to better mood, increased motor and sensory skills, better connections to others, and more. =============================================== Learn more about Musical U! Website: Tone Deaf Test: Musicality Checklist: Facebook: Twitter: YouTube: Subscribe for more videos from Musical U!
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