Consider Picking Up an Instrument

May 1, 2020

It is never too late to learn!  Research shares that learning an instrument shows positive effects on health and well-being.

Exercises Your Brain: You may not realize the amount of multitasking it takes to practice an instrument. You’re reading sheet music, counting out rhythms, locking into the beat and trying to sound musical all at the same time. Maintaining strong cognitive skills is a high priority and learning an instrument is a great way to work on memory, concentration and coordination.

Relieves Stress: After a long day, there are several ways to unwind. Some people like to read, some like to take a walk, but others use a musical instrument as their source of relaxation. Playing music can increase levels of feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. Research shows making music feels good.

Sets Goals to Accomplish: No matter how big or small they may be, goals provide a sense of direction, motivation and purpose in your life. Goals make your life more challenging, but once you accomplish your set goals, you’ll feel a sense of personal satisfaction and pride. The more you chip away at your goals, the more you’ll realize your full potential.

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