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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
Source: Natalie Schwamova
From the simple and uncomplicated to the most difficult of piano concertos, music takes practice!
2. Musical instruments teach time management skills
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
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
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
Marching band or garage band, it takes coordination to play an instrument.
6. Even beginners get to call themselves musicians!
Someone passes you a $5 recorder and you’re on your way.
7. Music is a language anyone can speak and understand
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!
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
Exercise your creativity through music!