9 Ways Playing Musical Instruments Improves Your Life


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“If I didn’t do this well, I just wouldn’t have anything to do…I can’t cook, and I’d be a terrible housewife.”

Freddie Mercury

Playing musical instruments can improve your life in ways you never thought possible. Even if you only have experience playing the recorder in fourth grade, there’s a world of possibilities at your fingertips — literally! Voice, percussion, strings, brass, wind instruments ― there’s something that’s bound to appeal to almost everyone.

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1. Practicing an instrument teaches discipline ― and inspires perseverance

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From the simple and uncomplicated to the most difficult of piano concertos, music takes practice!

2. Musical instruments teach time management skills

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It takes time to achieve success in the world of music and managing practice time well is an important part of that.

3. Musicians get lots of math practice

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All of those whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes add up to making your brain so much better at processing numbers!

4. Musicians are cool

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Concerts, groupies, and backstage passes are pretty far off for beginners, but if fame is your goal, it’s a perfect time to get started.

5. Instrumentalists learn great coordination

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Marching band or garage band, it takes coordination to play an instrument.

6. Even beginners get to call themselves musicians!

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Someone passes you a $5 recorder and you’re on your way.

7. Music is a language anyone can speak and understand

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You can tell your story and share a message with just about anyone. Music is not only heard, but understood.

8. Musicians are happier ― playing and listening to music can relieve stress!

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Whether it’s singing in the car with the volume at full blast or rockin’ out with your saxophone, music is an effective healer.

9. Musicians are creative

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Exercise your creativity through music!


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