Janelle Borg    April 11, 2019

The benefits of learning a musical instrument

Learning how to play an instrument is not only fun but can also be beneficial in the long run. Regardless of whether you become a pro at it, or whether you just enjoy picking up your guitar every now and then, here are some life benefits of learning how to play a musical instrument.

Science has proved that music is great for training your brain!

There are tonnes of scientific studies that show that music can improve the structure and function of the brain. According to a study conducted by the University of Montreal, musicians have quicker auditory, tactile and auditory-tactile reaction times. Furthermore, since playing an instrument is an intricate experience, musicians improve the ability to integrate inputs from the different senses – a useful skill which can be applied in other areas of life.

A positive effect on your mental health

Playing an instrument is a way how to cope with stress and anxiety. Research has also shown that it helps to lower blood pressure, decrease heart rate as well as in the increased production of opiates and endorphins – the ‘feel good’ hormones. With plenty of music lessons in Malta, why not try learning an instrument as a way to cope with the hustle and bustle of daily life?

The emotional benefits

Music is a way to express one’s inner thoughts and feelings. By choosing your own style and genre when writing a song, you can start expressing yourself in new ways. Furthermore, a social bond is created when you play with other musicians and when you perform your very own songs live in front of an audience.

Improve your coordination

Learning how to play the guitar improves your ability to handle multiple tasks like a champ. By learning how to read notes and tabs, mastering different chord shapes, concentrating on hand coordination and producing the correct note, learning the guitar and taking guitar lessons is a way how you can improve your multitasking skills in a fun and satisfying manner.

An alternative to going to the gym

Drumming is the ultimate way to keep fit without paying for any gym subscriptions. It’s a physically demanding instrument with all four limbs doing something different, and learning how to coordinate everything while keeping time is definitely a challenging task. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own drum kit just yet – most drum lessons in Malta usually provide drum kits for beginners in order to get you started.

If you cannot wait to start learning a new instrument and benefiting from all of the above, get in touch with our professional music school! Offering different courses in drums, saxophone, piano and guitar, to name but a few, it’s never been easier to learn an instrument in Malta!

 

 

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