7 Reasons to Start Playing a Musical Instrument


Many of us can recall learning to play the recorder in elementary school. While you still might wonder to this day why learning to play hot cross buns was vital, it might have a greater impact on you than you might realize. Learning to play a musical instrument has actually shown to increase confidence, memory, and creativity among young people.

This is not to say that it is too late for adults to play – it is never too late to take up music! You might be busier than you were in grade school, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t capable of trying any instrument as a hobby or new creative pursuit.

If you have been on the fence about picking up a guitar, violin, drums, or anything that makes sound, here are seven reasons why you should start lessons today!

  1. It Makes You Smarter

Once you start to play, you may notice that you are having better success retaining information! It is no coincidence that you have an easier time remembering your grocery list after you have started playing sheet music.

This is largely because learning to play a musical instrument stimulates brain activity and memory simply by learning notes and keeping rhythm.

  1. You Can Stress Less

With music, both listening and playing can be very calming. By learning to play your own instrument, you can have your very own method of stress relief that creates a beautiful sound.

Playing music has been shown to slow the pulse and heart rate, as well as decrease your overall blood pressure.

  1. It Builds Confidence

It takes a lot of confidence in your art to be able to perform in front of a large audience. Becoming an expert in your instrument can make you a better presenter and overall more confident for job interviews or important meetings in the future.

This is especially true if you plan on writing your own music with your instrument of choice.

  1. It Gets You Creative

As well as making you more intelligent, learning to play music has also proven to make people more creative. These musicians will often create their own songs or beats that they will then preform.

It takes a lot of guts to present original songs to friends, family, and even the internet or cafes. The more you share the more confidence you’ll build, which will help you be more comfortable performing in all areas of your life.

Keep in mind that if you’re going to get your music performance ready, you’ll need the equipment that’s built to create the best sound possible. Browse your local Guitar Center for a quality acoustic Fender, or follow guides that have reviewed the best Yamaha drums. Whatever instrument you want to pursue, prepare to play with equipment that will give you a great sound.

This kind of artistic expression promotes musicians to be creative, and confident, in all aspects of life.

  1. It’s a New Skill

When you learn how to play well, there is no better feeling than performing it perfectly. Once you can play a catalogue of your favorite songs, or have an EP ready to release, there’s no way you won’t feel accomplished! You’ll see how far you’ve come since reading this!

  1. Your Social Group Will Grow

Can you say garage band? They are still (if not more) fun when you are an adult and there will be no better way to make friends than by kicking it in your garage like when you were a teen.

Joining a musical group will not only help you make friends, but it will also help you keep them together with teamwork and collaboration.

  1. It’s Fun!

Last but not least, learning to play an instrument could turn out to be a lot of fun for you!

Learning to grow your skill in your preferred instrument is a great hobby, and you get to create something beautiful out of it.

Instead of passively watching TV or scrolling through your phone, pick up a flute and learn to create some music!

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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