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...

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

10 reasons to play an instrument

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

Music training speeds up brain development in children

Study links piano education with better word discrimination by kindergartners.

How music lessons can improve language skills

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

How can playing an instrument improve your life?

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

10 benefits of children learning a musical instrument

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

The link between instruments and mental wellbeing
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