Education & Career Trends: May 3, 2022
Curated by the Knowledge Team of ICS Career GPS
Music has many benefits for our mental health. Listening to music relaxes our body, while learning to play a musical instrument helps reduce stress and anxiety. It is not only a great happiness booster but also improves one’s self-confidence and decision-making abilities.
The benefits of music on children have been scientifically proven; if children are learning to play a musical instrument, they are likely to have ease in their studies and especially in subjects related to numbers.
Many studies prove that music has a beneficial effect on our body and our total well-being if we start learning music at a more advanced age.
Here are some other ways in which learning to play a musical instrument can help improve your life quality:
Improves Your Time Management
- Music is one of the areas which needs constant practice and discipline. These concepts are strongly related to time management.
- You can practise 5 hours per day and not advance, but with correct time management, accurate and focused practice, your technique improvement is only a question of time.
- Once you manage your schedules and understand the importance of training, your success is guaranteed.
Reduces Stress and Anxiety
- Playing a musical instrument is a good support to reduce anxiety levels and improve your mood.
- Nowadays, our mind is exposed to overwhelming and demanding activities and tasks, which make our mental abilities less compelling.
- Playing a musical instrument helps guide all the negativity, stress and pressure towards something friendly and efficient.
- Medical research has shown that music reduces the amount of cortisol hormone, which is one of the stress-causing hormones.
Enhances Your Social Life
- Music makes you unique. You stand out in your environment and also create a broader network with people sharing hobbies similar to yours.
- When you learn music, you also learn to listen to other instruments, developing a strong sense of leadership and teamwork.
- You are more patient and tolerant of mistakes and it gives you a sense of satisfaction.
Boosts Your Self-Confidence
- Learning to play an instrument is challenging, it consists in making goals and achieving them.
- Nothing is more satisfactory than a new fulfilled goal and a new achievement.
- Finding satisfaction in the instrument you are playing is finding support and solution to many issues.
“When I had nothing else, I had my mother and the piano. And you know what? They were all I needed.”Alicia Keys.
Teaches You Patience
- Learning to play a new instrument requires concentration and hours of practice.
- Regular and systematised practices construct a strong awareness of the importance of playing the instrument.
- This awareness arises into patience and endurance.
- For children, it is an ability of moderation and persistence. For adults, it is tolerance and self-control.
Powers Your Memory
- Playing a musical instrument improves your memory and activates your brain.
- Motoring skills activate memory sections of the brain.
- Music reactivates stored memory and makes its content active for a long time, it also boosts muscle memory and short-term memory.
Ushers in Creativity and Fun
- Music gives you a chance to be free, creative and happy.
- Music apps have broken boring lesson stereotypes.
- Interactive music lessons convert the learning process into a daily fun activity full of new challenges, achievements, self-esteem and inspiration.
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