Benefits of Learning a Musical Instrument

Benefits of Learning a Musical Instrument

 

  • Increases the capacity of your memory
  • Refines your time management and organisational skills
  • Boosts your team skills- requires you to work with others to make music.
  • Teaches you perseverance- Learning to play an instrument takes time and perseverance
  • Enhances your coordination- The art of playing an instrument requires hand-eye coordination. By reading musical notes on a page, the brain must convert the note into specific motor patterns while also adding breathing and rhythm to the mix.
  • Betters your mathematical ability- Reading music requires counting notes and rhythms.
  • Improves your reading and comprehension skills- When you see black and white notes on a page, you have to recognise what the note name is and translate it to a finger/ slide position.
  • Increases your responsibility- Maintenance and care of keeping an instrument in good working order is important.
  • Exposes you to cultural history- Music itself is history, and each piece usually has its background and storyline that can further your appreciation of other cultures
  • Sharpens your concentration- Playing music makes you concentrate on things such as pitch, rhythm, tempo, note duration and quality of sound. Playing music in a group requires even more concentration because you must learn to not only hear yourself but you must listen to all the other sections and play in harmony with the rest of the group.
  • Fosters your self-expression and relieves stress-
  • Creates a sense of achievement
  • Promotes your social skills-
  • Boosts your listening skills
  • Teaches you discipline
  • Elevates your performance skills and reduces stage fright
  • Enhances your respiratory system- Need to have correct breathing to make the ight sounds
  • Promotes happiness in your life and those around you