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Why choose the piano?

THE SHORT VERSION

Great benefits of learning the piano for you or your child

Helps in Studies​

Raises Self Esteem​

Problem Solving

Improved Focus

Improved Co-ordination of Body Parts

Improved Co-ordination of Body Parts

More Disciplined

Grooms Personality

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THE LONG VERSION

Great benefits of learning the piano for your child

Pianos are magical musical instruments that offer you a relaxing and soothing experience whether you are listening or playing yourself. There are numerous benefits that can be derived from piano learning for adults as well as kids including brain development, relief from stress, co-ordination of body parts and many others. When kids are being taught playing piano at an early age, they develop varied skills and the piano lessons give them various behavioral and health benefits that would remain with them for a lifetime.

One of the benefits that piano lessons offer for kids at young age is the development of brain and mental health. When kids begin to play piano, different areas of their brain are simulated. Piano needs them to co-ordinate multiple parts of your body for proper execution of one task. It needs them to read notes and along with that they would be moving their fingers over piano. All the pieces and tones are played differently and thus learning piano will sharpen their brain. They would also be able to play different pieces of music with each of their hands and instructions will be given by their brain to each hand.

Apart from that nothing soothes you better than music especially classical notes. When kids begin to play piano, it enables them to express their emotions into their performance/practice. Playing out their emotions through this instrument would help them in relieving their stress out of their mind and body and will give them relaxation. Not only that once they begin to play, you will witness a great deal of confidence in them and a sense of accomplishment that would raise their morale and self-esteem.

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Help in Studies

It is researched and proved through various surveys those children who know how to play piano or any other instrument show great signs of improvement in overall performance in their academics too. It is a fact that learning piano helps them in their school lessons and studies whether it is general, behavioral and spatial cognitive development. When tested, students with knowledge of an instrument such as a piano have scored higher in different areas. Research has shown that children who play piano score good marks in mathematics and other similar subjects that require problem solving skills.

Raise Self Esteem

It is not easy to learn an instrument and piano is a difficult one too however hard work and complete may make it easy for your kid. You will witness it yourself that once your child master at a tone or song, it results in a raised morale and self-esteem. Learning piano is the most rewarding experience. Learning to play a tone/song gives you the same feeling of achievement as you get after winning an inter-school game.

Problem Solving

In the process of learning piano, children develop a positive attitude towards facing problems and difficulties. These kids develop problem solving skill and patience. They would understand that only patience, focus and continuous hard work would enable them to master on piano.

Improved Focus

Reading music notes and playing them requires you to concentrate and focus completely. Kid needs to concentrate and keep their mind on one track as they interpret a note and move their hand/fingers over keyboard to play the rhythm. This task improves critical and creative thinking of their mind as once they complete playing one note they would need to move to the next one immediately.

Improved Co-ordination of Body Parts

Piano needs good hand and eye co-ordination and this is must. When your child is learning to play piano, he will surely develop good hand and eye co-ordination for improved play. Children who learn piano have increased co-ordination as playing piano would need both of their hands to work in dependently. It could be complex as they may need to move one hand slowly and other really quick.

Help in Learning Another Instrument

Child who has already learnt how to play piano would find picking up another instrument easy and quick in comparison to other children who have never been exposed to any instrument at all. During learning of piano, children are exposed to various forms of music and appreciate these forms. Once children have mastered on piano playing skills, they will quickly pick up playing another instrument of their choice.

More Disciplined

Children who are given piano lessons from beginning have a complete understanding of what discipline means and thus they are more organized in comparison to other kids. They understand that hard work and dedication would result in a rewarding success.

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Apart from all the physical skills and psychological development, learning piano gives you an improved personality and image. You gain sophistication and politeness while learning piano and it gives you a good overall persona and temperament. Piano learning is not so easy and so other people would often term you really smart and a genius that gives you (kids) a confident look.

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Research Reveals:  There are different research results that have been derived from various surveys by institutions and professionals. These researches explain the benefits of learning piano on development of kids.

  • McGill University Montreal found that children who have been taking piano learning lessons for around 3 years proved to score high numbers in general and cognitive development tests in comparison to other children. They show great signs of improvement in mathematics, engineering and other subjects that need problem solving skills.
  • Michigan State University reveals that piano lessons reduce stress and anxiety among people.
  • Irvine University of California showed that piano lessons taking children have better computer understanding and problem solving.
  • Neurological Research reveals that piano learning students gain easy grasp on concepts of science and mathematics. When preschoolers learning piano or other instrument were tested with other students they performed 34% higher on varied temporal tests.
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Get yourself involved with Kids:  Usually when your children play other sports and activities, you try to remain involved and thus same goes for piano playing too. Whether your child is learning a digital piano or an acoustic piano, getting involved in learning piano with kids will develop their focus and concentration. Parents when praise real accomplishment of kids, it increases their confidence and morale for more learning.

Our Mission

to create teacher-student relationships that cultivate the highest order of achievement and enjoyment in all aspects of music and pre-university academics, to establish a foundation for life-long student growth, and to offer pleasurable self-interest programs and exam preparation to students of all ages and levels that are tradition based but future oriented. Our teachers strive to be inspiring as well as musical and intellectual leaders. Further, we endeavor to expand the opportunities available to all students and to enhance the quality of our community’s musical life.

The Mental Benefit

An important benefit of taking music lessons is the development of mental health. When students begin to play a musical instrument, different areas of the brain are stimulated. Instruments require a student to coordinate multiple parts of the body for the proper execution of one complicated task. Playing an instrument requires a student to read notes while moving fingers very precisely. As all pieces and musical tones are played differently, learning an instrument sharpens the brain as each hand receives different instructions from multiple parts of the brain simultaneously.

The Physical Benefit

Nothing soothes the mind better than music especially classical music. When students begin to play an instrument, they are better able to express their emotions through performance/practice. Playing out emotions through an instrument helps relieve stress in the mind and the body while achieving a state of healthy relaxation. Once students begin to play, we  witness an increase in self-confidence coupled with a sense of accomplishment which  raises morale and self-esteem.

Why choose the guitar?

THE SHORT VERSION

POWERFUL REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD PLAY THE GUITAR

1 Social benefits 

Raise the mood by playing the guitar in a room full of people

bring new People into your world by unveiling your hidden talent

2 Personal benefits

Improve your coordination and memory by learning to read guitar tabs and creating chord shapes

Handle multiple tasks by improving your guitar hand coordination, sight reading and listening skills.

Boost your confidence and achieve a sense of fulfillment by creating new goals, such as mastering a guitar song.

3 Professional benefits

Improve your time management skills by setting time for guitar practice –

4 Mental health and emotional benefits

Gain a form of stress relief by shredding and heavy strumming

Escape from anxiety by having a good guitar solo or jam session with your friends

Boost your creativity skills by improvising – 

Give yourself a sense of nostalgia by playing your favourite guitar classic –

5 physical health benefits 

strengthen your hands and wrists by constantly practicing chords and strumming

Lose weight by standing and performing on stage

Lower your blood pressure by playing guitar power ballads

Release pain by song writing and creating your own guitar solo

THE LONG VERSION

POWERFUL REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD PLAY THE GUITAR

How does learning to play the guitar change our well-being in profound ways?

Research suggests that guitar players’ brains work a bit differently to everyone else. Some see this as a sly nod to the oddball genius of some of the masters. On the other hand, there is some physiological evidence here. The art of learning to play the chords and read sheet music opens new neural pathways. Essentially, a guitarist does rewire their brain in a positive way which leads to all kinds of cognitive benefits.

This guide to the advantages of learning to play guitar will look at the key positive points in all five of these categories. Some will be obvious; others could be very surprising.

Let’s start with the social benefits of playing guitar.

 

1 Social benefits – The guitar is an instrument that brings people together as a group and connects them through music. Socially, guitarists can enjoy the following benefits:

Raise the mood by playing the guitar in a room full of people

Few instruments equal a guitar when it comes to uniting people. Pianos can offer a similar vibe in the right setting, but guitars have a sense of spontaneity to them.

Bring one out at a party, and you can become the center of attention. It starts with a few absent-minded chords to add some ambiance. From there, you can be bombarded with requests for songs and end up with a big group sing-along. There is a catch, though. You do need to be able to play the songs! The odd fumbled note can be endearing, but you need to be competent to win people over. That is why it is important to learn to play, not to mess around on the guitar.

bring new People into your world by unveiling your hidden talent

The shy, unassuming guy in the corner at a party could be a budding songwriter or a talented drummer. Your spontaneous playing may encourage him to strike up the courage to talk to you. Then there are the members of the opposite sex. Guys have a thing for girls that can play an instrument and vice-versa.

Likewise, it never escapes the attention of band members that it is often the guitarist that gets the girls. Bass guitar just isn’t sexy. Just the image of a guy with a guitar in his hands can change a woman’s first impression. However, it does help if you can back it up with the talent.

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3 Professional benefits

Personal and social benefits of playing guitar can have a knock-on effect on our professional lives. This new attitude may lead to a can-do attitude on a challenging project at work. If you mastered a difficult section of a favorite song over a weekend, those spreadsheets should be a piece of cake. The following advantages can also be gained from guitar lessons.

Improve your time management skills by setting time for guitar practice –

The act of learning to play guitar is also helpful for teaching people how to settle to a schedule. Just 20 minutes of practice a day can lead to some significant results. If you want to learn with enough passion, then 20 minutes is nothing.

Eventually, you can apply this to other aspects of personal life and work to help with time management and personal discipline. 20 minutes of exercise a day? This is no problem if this is followed by a relaxing guitar session later that evening.

Improve your math and English skills by constantly practicing guitar scales and chords.   

The idea of developing math skills by playing the guitar sounds ridiculous at first. But did you know that music theory is in fact built on math with the different scales and chords? Though subtle, you might just be improving your math while lazily strumming your guitar. As for English skills, children that learn music theory at a young age have been shown to develop a greater reading comprehension than their peers.Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that music theory in adult life will help with vocabulary. That is unless the lyrics sheets are particularly high brow.

4 Mental health and emotional benefits

There are great cognitive benefits here for improving focus, intelligence, and motor skills. This only scratches the surface of the advantages that guitar playing can provide. Beyond the cognitive changes, there are the following mental health benefits.

Gain a form of stress relief by shredding and heavy strumming

The act of guitar playing can be deeply therapeutic. A study from the Mind-Body Wellness Center and Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Applied Biosystems found that playing an instrument has a big impact on stress levels. 

It is a great form of relief for anybody struggling to release the tension of a long day in the office. Many first-time players are 40-something adults needing a release. Some people like to play a few rounds of golf, while others want to learn to unleash their inner Rockstar.

3 Professional benefits

Personal and social benefits of playing guitar can have a knock-on effect on our professional lives. This new attitude may lead to a can-do attitude on a challenging project at work. If you mastered a difficult section of a favorite song over a weekend, those spreadsheets should be a piece of cake. The following advantages can also be gained from guitar lessons.

Improve your time management skills by setting time for guitar practice –

The act of learning to play guitar is also helpful for teaching people how to settle to a schedule. Just 20 minutes of practice a day can lead to some significant results. If you want to learn with enough passion, then 20 minutes is nothing.

Eventually, you can apply this to other aspects of personal life and work to help with time management and personal discipline. 20 minutes of exercise a day? This is no problem if this is followed by a relaxing guitar session later that evening.

Improve your math and English skills by constantly practicing guitar scales and chords.   

The idea of developing math skills by playing the guitar sounds ridiculous at first. But did you know that music theory is in fact built on math with the different scales and chords? Though subtle, you might just be improving your math while lazily strumming your guitar. As for English skills, children that learn music theory at a young age have been shown to develop a greater reading comprehension than their peers.Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that music theory in adult life will help with vocabulary. That is unless the lyrics sheets are particularly high brow.

4 Mental health and emotional benefits

There are great cognitive benefits here for improving focus, intelligence, and motor skills. This only scratches the surface of the advantages that guitar playing can provide. Beyond the cognitive changes, there are the following mental health benefits.

Gain a form of stress relief by shredding and heavy strumming

The act of guitar playing can be deeply therapeutic. A study from the Mind-Body Wellness Center and Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Applied Biosystems found that playing an instrument has a big impact on stress levels. 

It is a great form of relief for anybody struggling to release the tension of a long day in the office. Many first-time players are 40-something adults needing a release. Some people like to play a few rounds of golf, while others want to learn to unleash their inner Rockstar.

 

2 Personal benefits

There are more reasons to pick up a guitar than to score with girls. The right lessons and passion can take you to a new level. You can go from a tentative player strumming out some classics in your bedroom to a true musician creating your own riffs.

However, it’s much more than that. You will become a well-rounded person by learning to play the guitar. Here are some of the key advantages of playing guitar for personal development.

Improve your coordination and memory by learning to read guitar tabs and creating chord shapes

A study at the University of Zurich concluded that the areas of the brain responsible for memory were stimulated while playing the guitar. This relates to both cognitive and muscle memory. Children with ADHD are sometimes advised to pick up an instrument to help them focus their energy into something creative and positive. Improved drive and discipline will help you focus on this new skill and improve concentration. This hobby also helps players improve their memory.

Handle multiple tasks by improving your guitar hand coordination, sight reading and listening skills.

During practices, guitarists are not just developing their musicianship – they also become good multitaskers. 

They are be able to:

  • Read guitar TABS and scores
  • Create the right chord shape with their hands
  • Concentrate on playing the notes accurately
  • Read ahead for upcoming notes
  • Listen to the sounds being made
  • Keeping time 

If you try to add singing into the mix, then you will have a whole another element to contend with! It may sound quite complicated when you are just starting out. But the human brain will eventually rewire itself for the better in adapting to multi-tasking. Once you get the hang of this valuable skill, you can also apply it outside your guitar practices.

Boost your confidence and achieve a sense of fulfillment by creating new goals, such as mastering a guitar song.

Mastering chords, perfecting songs and nailing overreaching guitar solos are few of the greatest challenges that any guitarist faces. Yet the sense of achievement gained from doing so is truly gratifying. Achievements like these teach us that there is more to adult life than financial rewards.Playing guitar as a hobby can give us a sense of fulfillment that may have been lost or has not been fully explored. When you accomplish new goals to develop your guitar skills, you will gain so much confidence in your creative side.

 

Escape from anxiety by having a good guitar solo or jam session with your friends

The guitar demands your full attention. It insists that you switch off from the outside world completely. It provides an escape for those 20-minute sessions.

This means that guitar lessons could be a great option for people struggling with depression and anxiety disorders. This is made better by the fact that it does give something back. That sense of accomplishment from achieving those difficult lessons leads to great happiness and self-worth.

Boost your creativity skills by improvising – 

More and more of us are being encouraged to bring more creativity and a work-life-balance into our lives. For many, this means drawing painting or the ongoing craze of adult coloring-in books. Others like to bake. Then there are those that have no place setting foot near a mixing bowl or an easel. Music is a creative outlet that brings just as much joy through the same amount of passion.

Give yourself a sense of nostalgia by playing your favourite guitar classic –

We get a great feeling from putting on a record of a favorite band from our teenage years. Learning to play those Nirvana or Smiths classics just takes that to a new level with even greater rewards.There is a deep emotional connection with music. Music can make us cry with greater ease than a sad movie. It is easy to stir up memories of lost love and lost youth. At the same time, music can also create a sense of euphoriaFinding a song that relates to happier times, with uplifting lyrics, can instantly elevate the mood of a room.

Give hope and empowerment to others by bringing your talent to the public these positive emotions are amplified when we play songs to provide those feelings for other People this must be the ultimate benefit of learning guitar: to make others feel something wonderful. That goal drives everyone from the busker on the street corner to the global star trying to entertain an arena of thousands.

5 physical health benefits 

Playing guitar can be good for physical health, although those initial calluses and sore fingers might suggest otherwise.

strengthen your hands and wrists by constantly practicing chords and strumming

With time, your hands and wrists will become stronger and more flexible. This comes from all those chord positions and strumming. It is a constant process that builds up the muscles and stretches the tendons. This can also carry through into arm muscles and shoulders.

Lose weight by standing and performing on stage

There are also those that point out the benefits of learning to play guitar for calorie burning. It does help to be up performing on a stage in a hot, sweaty venue. You won’t lose much by learning a song on your couch.

Lower your blood pressure by playing guitar power ballads

Harvard Health ran a study on the effects of music on blood pressure and anxiety on patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Listening to and playing relaxing music, like power ballads and love songs, can really help. Playing guitar in these times of anxiety can take you out of the moment to a better place & time in life.

Release pain by song writing and creating your own guitar solo

 

Research from the University of Utah Pain Research Center shows that the act of playing music can be so absorbing that people use it as a painkiller. This means that it can be a great tool for people dealing with chronic stress and pain.

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There is one final benefit to end on because it relates to all the other topics mentioned above.

The simple answer to the greatest benefit of playing guitar is that it can last forever. 

If you play guitar, you can entertain friends and family members with songs until your fingers no longer allow you play. When that moment comes, you can simply teach everything you know to your grandchildren.

That rewired guitarist’s brain will set you up for a long life of cognitive health. You just must remember to keep up with your playing. The same goes for the effects on stress-relief and relaxation.

Guitar playing is so much more than a hobby for those with the passion to learn and better themselves. It becomes a part of who you are and a vital link in some of the best relationships you will have.

You’ve just read our top benefits of learning guitar. Now it’s time to hear from you.

What do you think of these benefits of learning guitar?

Do you feel inspired to take guitar lessons?

Our Mission

to create teacher-student relationships that cultivate the highest order of achievement and enjoyment in all aspects of music and pre-university academics, to establish a foundation for life-long student growth, and to offer pleasurable self-interest programs and exam preparation to students of all ages and levels that are tradition based but future oriented. Our teachers strive to be inspiring as well as musical and intellectual leaders. Further, we endeavor to expand the opportunities available to all students and to enhance the quality of our community’s musical life.

The Mental Benefit

An important benefit of taking music lessons is the development of mental health. When students begin to play a musical instrument, different areas of the brain are stimulated. Instruments require a student to coordinate multiple parts of the body for the proper execution of one complicated task. Playing an instrument requires a student to read notes while moving fingers very precisely. As all pieces and musical tones are played differently, learning an instrument sharpens the brain as each hand receives different instructions from multiple parts of the brain simultaneously.

The Physical Benefit

Nothing soothes the mind better than music especially classical music. When students begin to play an instrument, they are better able to express their emotions through performance/practice. Playing out emotions through an instrument helps relieve stress in the mind and the body while achieving a state of healthy relaxation. Once students begin to play, we  witness an increase in self-confidence coupled with a sense of accomplishment which  raises morale and self-esteem.

For every student without charge

...COMPLIMENTARY first lesson and assessment;

…UNLIMITED MUSIC of any style and genre: classical, jazz, popular, blues, sacred and Taylor Swift to Royal Conservatory

…EXAM PREPARATION for The Royal Conservatory of Toronto as well as the other major music schools of North America and Europe;

…EXAM FEES for The Royal Conservatory of Toronto

…ALL theory subjects;

…UNLIMITED access to our listening database:

…UNLIMITED consultations with your teacher between lessons;

…UNLIMITED access to our “Ask an Expert” research database;

…UNLIMITED access to our substantial video library covering numerous topics related to music lessons and music in general.

Why choose a string instrument?

THE SHORT VERSION

Why choose a string instrument?

FACTS AND BENEFITS FROM LEARNING TO PLAY STRING INSTRUMENTS

1 Benefits: Playing the violin lets you take a breather from studying

2 Playing the violin as an emotional outlet-

3 Trains your coordination skills

 

4 Improves the agility of your fingers

5 Learning the violin increases perseverance – 

 

6 Improves your memory – 

7 Heightens your discipline – 

8 Lower stress levels –

9 Makes you set higher standards for yourself –

10 Boosts your confidence –

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FACTS AND BENEFITS FROM LEARNING TO PLAY STRING INSTRUMENTS

1 Benefits: Playing the violin lets you take a breather from studying
Everyone knows studying is stressful. Math, economics, sciences, history, they’re just so content-heavy and can really wear you down. Therefore, teens are required and are highly recommended to engage in co-curricular activities, be it sports clubs or the arts. If you’re more of an arts/music lover, try joining the music club or the string orchestra of your academy. You’ll find that the violin relates the most to a human voice, and that’s just what you need to wind down with after a day of schoolwork and stress. Something you can play on to relax to!

Plus, co-curricular activities can be used for school applications as well. In Singapore, this is termed as direct school admission (DSA), where you audition into the school with your co-curricular activity. In their pursuit of recruiting talents, this might just be your golden ticket into your dream school!

2 Playing the violin as an emotional outlet-

Know an angry teen? Or you’re one yourself? You probably feel that there’s no way of venting or fully expressing your emotions. I mean, I was once a teenager not long ago, so I know and have been through the many emotional roller coasters during my teenage. However, what allowed me to remain sane was my love for the violin and me using it as a tool for my emotional outlet. Whenever I’m sad, angry, disappointed or just very moody, I would whip out my violin and just churn out some tunes according to my mood. Somehow, it always made me feel better. I always feel that I’ve expelled what were bottled and inexpressible feelings after playing the violin.

So, the next time you feel the urge to hit something or punch someone, why not do it the elegant way, play the violin instead.

3 Trains your coordination skills

Playing the violin is the ultimate training for your coordination of your upper body (arms, hands and fingers). Your left-hand needs to hold the violin up, while your left fingers press the strings to change to the different notes. On top of that, your left arm needs to move to different positions to attain certain notes. Meanwhile, your right fingers hold the bow, while your left hand/wrist determines the pressure of the bow. On top of that, your right arm needs to move to brush the bow across the strings in various speeds.

How is that for a brain workout? But what you get as a result is an improvement in your coordination skills. Daily tasks will be much easier for you, such as driving, cooking and multitasking. It’ll even help in sports such as pool/billiard, ping pong, bowling and others that heavily involve the upper body.

 

4 Improves the agility of your fingers

Notes are produced from the violin with the help of the left fingers changing notes and right fingers determining certain techniques. Learning the violin allows you to hone your finger agility and its strength. It makes your finger movement much more flexible and you’ll find that your typing skills would largely improve as well.

5 Learning the violin increases perseverance – What determines one’s success is one’s level of perseverance. Giving up fast after failing is what stops people from achieving what they really want and more. There’s no shortcut in life, (unless you’re filthy rich, but even so you need perseverance to get there first). Therefore, in order to get what want, you’d have to work hard for it until you get there. The violin is an instrument you cannot cut slack on. You can only achieve results if you practice hard and diligently. Learning the violin thus trains your level of perseverance as results are guaranteed once you work hard (and smart) enough for it.

Odds are, you’ll be able to apply this to achieve other bigger things in life. Perhaps you want to build skyscrapers, start up a business or create your own empire. All these come with perseverance!

6 Improves your memory – Playing the violin, you’ll train this memory called the ‘muscle memory’. This memory is required for you to place your fingers correctly on the strings to play all the right notes. It is also required for your right hand in memorizing pressure applied to the bow and its motions.

Other than muscle memory, violinists are also required to memorize scales of different keys. These range from ‘A major’ to ‘G major’. There are a total of 28 sales that can be memorized (plus 2 more variations of each). On top of that, music is usually performed memorized. This trains your mind to remember patterns and tunes more efficiently, sharpening your memory

7 Heightens your discipline – Additionally, to the 5th point above, perseverance, there’s heightened discipline. Ever found yourself go back to your old patterns of procrastinating and leaving things stagnant for a long period of time? Perhaps a lack of motivation, or you’re just feeling lazy… However, learning the violin can largely help in enhancing your discipline in general. It forces you to be proactive in practicing by yourself in order to improve. It trains you to realize the importance of self-discipline and responsibility.

Other than practicing, taking care of one’s violin is also important. It could mean how often you apply rosin to the bow hair, how you tune, clean, replace strings and upkeep your instrument.

8 Lower stress levels –

I’m sure you have heard of music therapy. By playing an instrument yourself, you can also receive similar therapy. Playing the violin requires you to be fully focussed, which takes your mind off things. Also, by playing something relaxing, it relaxes your mind and brings you to a whole other world. Perhaps you can treat it as an ‘escape’ from your worries.

9 Makes you set higher standards for yourself –

I have a very high standard for myself, be it my achievements, people skills, aesthetics, life skills and others. Although constantly comparing yourself to others is not encouraging but having the ability to accept that comparison and push yourself to greater heights is really what determines success. I feel that learning the violin has pushed me to higher levels of achievements, making me a better person.

10 Boosts your confidence –

Learning and playing the violin has given me greater confidence in myself and what I’m able to attain. As a performer, you are thrown into the spotlight or the stage quite often. You’ll find yourself (sometimes alone or with one other person) in front of a large audience. With regular performance opportunities, you’ll find yourself more accustomed to the idea of an audience and gain greater confidence in presenting yourself. This, in turn, improves how you present yourself to someone or a group of people, such as giving a speech or presenting a proposal, to achieve greater things that you want in life.

Our Mission…to create teacher-student relationships that cultivate the highest order of achievement and enjoyment in all aspects of music and pre-university academics, to establish a foundation for life-long student growth, and to offer pleasurable self-interest programs and exam preparation to students of all ages and levels that are tradition based but future oriented. 

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Our teachers strive to be inspiring as well as musical and intellectual leaders. Further, we endeavor to expand the opportunities available to all students and to enhance the quality of our community’s musical life.

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Why choose a wind instrument?

THE SHORT VERSION

Why choose a wind instrument?

SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF PLAYING A WIND INSTRUMENT

 

Strengthen Breathing

Strengthen Core Muscles and Improve Posture

Improve hand-Eye Coordination – 

Refine Goal Setting Skills – 

Develop Confidence and Calmness Under Pressure – 

Relieve Stress – 

Conclusion – While playing a wind instrument may seem a great way to make music  it really is so much more!

Making music and learning an instrument has long been known to have many neurological and social benefits and playing a wind instrument gives you those benefits plus cardiovascular and respiratory benefits as well!

If you’ve been thinking of pulling out that old trumpet or flute that you played back in high school – DO IT!

Or, if you’ve never played a wind instrument before, now is a great time to learn – you’ll learn a new skill, make some new friends, and feel better – what’s not to love!

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SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF PLAYING A WIND INSTRUMENT

No matter your age, learning a musical instrument can be an incredibly rewarding hobby.

Whether it’s learning a Mozart piano sonata, playing guitar along with your favorite band, or burning up excess frustration on the drums, there are lots of ways to experience music.

There’s a whole other class of instruments, though, that not only give you the satisfaction of making great music, they also provide some health benefits that you won’t find in guitar or piano!

Strengthen Breathing -This one is probably the most obvious (although it’s not necessarily the most important for everyone) but playing on a wind instrument for several hours a week forces you to be more conscious of just about every aspect of breathing!

From a relaxed and open inhalation to a controlled and precise exhale, both brass and woodwind instruments can give your lungs a great respiratory workout!

Low brass and low reed instruments require a tremendous volume of air at relatively low pressures, which means you get very practiced at taking in huge, deep breaths utilizing 100% (or close to it) of your lung capacity.

High brass and high winds also use their full lung capacity but must also blow the air at a much higher speed (think of blowing cold air vs. warm air on your hand), and so they must create more pressure in their oral cavity and engage muscles in their abdomen and lower back.

No matter which instrument you play, breathing for a wind instrument is a practiced skill – you must be relaxed (to breathe as deeply as possible and not introduce excess tension) and yet very decisive (sometimes you only have a small amount of time to breath).

Even those people with asthma can enjoy some of the health benefits of wind instrument playing – in fact, there is some anecdotal evidence that wind instrument playing can mitigate or mostly eliminate some of the breathing problems of those suffering from asthma.

Strengthen Core Muscles and Improve Posture – the constant inhalation and exhalation of playing a wind instrument will give not only your lungs and diaphragm a workout, but it will also force you to use your abdominal and core muscles in a much more active way than watching TV.

Additionally, brass and wind instruments that require a high airspeed on exhalation (like a trumpet), force you to engage these muscles, even more, to properly “support” your sound.

This gives your core muscles an extra bit of a workout.

In order to do all this and hold up 2-10-pound instrument (sometimes in a very awkward way), it’s also important that wind musicians pay close attention to their posture.

While it is possible to play just about any wind instrument slouching, it’s very uncomfortable and will make breathing quite difficult!

Wind instrumentalists generally spend a few minutes each time they practice going through ,  a quick checklist of things like breathing and posture, to make sure that they are second nature.

These self-checks commonly bleed over into “real life” and can help those that sit at a desk or are on their feet for many hours a day to maintain good posture.

Improve hand-Eye Coordination – If you’ve ever watched a trumpet, flute, or saxophone player play something like Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee you know that wind instruments don’t just require a lot of air – they require both finger dexterity and coordination with the eyes, tongue, and breath.

 

 

 

This kind of dexterity forces you to focus on motions (and muscles) that you probably have never thought of, and require lots of attentive, slow repetitions to reliably build these new neural pathways. Developing fine motor skills isn’t just for video games anymore!

Refine Goal Setting Skills – Sometimes it’s easy to get in a rut – just following a mindless routine day in and day out, without really moving forward.

Picking up a wind instrument (especially if you’ve never played one before) forces you to focus on both small things (lip position, finger motion) and big things (how do I hold the instrument, how do I breathe in a lot of air).

Learning any instrument is really learning the art of practice – and once you learn how to break down a problem (even one that seems insurmountable) into small parts, it’s easy to apply that skill to all sorts of things in your life.

Contrary to what you may see in movies, practicing a musical instrument isn’t being locked away alone for 8 hours a day, it is simply learning the art of setting (and achieving) small goals – make one note sound good, now make two notes sound good, now move between those two notes, etc. over many weeks, months, and years.

It’s not hard to see how this system can work wonders for your personal and professional life goals! 

Develop Confidence and Calmness Under Pressure – Nothing strikes fear in the heart of beginning wind players than that dreaded word: solo.

Learning how to be calm and function well under pressure is yet another health benefit of learning a wind instrument.

The reason is simple – since wind instruments are powered by your air, you must be able to relax and take deep breaths even if you are nervous or under pressure.

Paying attention to the signs of nervousness and adrenalin and combating those physical and mental “cures” is a useful skill for staying relaxed under pressure.

This type of awareness can help with other stressful personal and professional situations, and awareness of your breathing in this manner is very similar in some respects to the kind of inward attention that is practiced during meditation.

Relieve Stress – When all is said, and done, though, making music and playing an instrument is just fun.

Whether you’re the best trumpet, flute, or oboe player in the world or just starting out, you can still have fun when you’re playing – and having fun is a great health benefit on top of all the others that have been mentioned.

Spending a few hours, a week – whether you’re alone or in a large band – just making music and enjoying the comradery that comes with ensemble playing can be a great respite from the constant stress of daily life.

Conclusion – While playing a wind instrument may seem a great way to make music  it really is so much more!

Making music and learning an instrument has long been known to have many neurological and social benefits and playing a wind instrument gives you those benefits plus cardiovascular and respiratory benefits as well!

If you’ve been thinking of pulling out that old trumpet or flute that you played back in high school – DO IT!

Or, if you’ve never played a wind instrument before, now is a great time to learn – you’ll learn a new skill, make some new friends, and feel better – what’s not to love!

Our Mission

to create teacher-student relationships that cultivate the highest order of achievement and enjoyment in all aspects of music and pre-university academics, to establish a foundation for life-long student growth, and to offer pleasurable self-interest programs and exam preparation to students of all ages and levels that are tradition based but future oriented. Our teachers strive to be inspiring as well as musical and intellectual leaders. Further, we endeavor to expand the opportunities available to all students and to enhance the quality of our community’s musical life.

The Mental Benefit

An important benefit of taking music lessons is the development of mental health. When students begin to play a musical instrument, different areas of the brain are stimulated. Instruments require a student to coordinate multiple parts of the body for the proper execution of one complicated task. Playing an instrument requires a student to read notes while moving fingers very precisely. As all pieces and musical tones are played differently, learning an instrument sharpens the brain as each hand receives different instructions from multiple parts of the brain simultaneously.

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The Physical Benefit

Nothing soothes the mind better than music especially classical music. When students begin to play an instrument, they are better able to express their emotions through performance/practice. Playing out emotions through an instrument helps relieve stress in the mind and the body while achieving a state of healthy relaxation. Once students begin to play, we  witness an increase in self-confidence coupled with a sense of accomplishment which  raises morale and self-esteem.

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Why choose a brass instrument?

THE SHORT VERSION

BENEFITS OF PLAYING A BRASS INSTRUMENT

Develops confidence – 

Breath control – 

Strengthen core muscles

Boosts your adrenaline – 

Increases hand-eye coordination

Develops you emotionally – 

Promotes sociability –

Relieves stress

Reach goals

THE LONG VERSION

BENEFITS OF PLAYING A BRASS INSTRUMENT

Trumpets, horns, tubas, euphoniums galore! Blowing your lungs into a brass instruments creates a melody of sounds that are both aesthetically pleasing to listen to on their own and simultaneously instrumental to music bands. But that’s not the only great thing about brass instruments!

10 Health Benefits of Playing a Brass Instrument.

Develops confidence – Building the courage to start playing a new instrument is great way to build your confidence. This confidence is especially built when you decide to choose an instrument that isn’t as popular as many other instruments like that of guitars or drums. Choosing a brass instrument will show you a world of making music that creates sound waves in a less-than-conventional manner. Making this beautiful yet unheard sound for all to hear will help bring you out of your shell and build your confidence, which is always a healthy attribute to develop.

Breath control – The most used part of your body when playing a brass instrument is your diaphragm. As your lips vibrate to make the music, you need to measure your breath!

Strengthen core muscles – Because your diaphragm is just under your lungs, using your diaphragm requires constant use of your abdominal muscles. These aid in helping you controlling your breathing. The more you practice, the more you strengthen your core.

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Boosts your adrenaline – You may have to perform in front of a large audience. This takes lots of guts and you may even find butterflies in your stomach. But the adrenaline rush you get from presenting in front of an audience may turn that unease into a form of confidence and excitement. It is up to you have a good time and not be scared! It’s important to remember, an adrenaline rush, to an extent is a healthy because it burns calories, gives you quick energy and makes you feel great! So, go out there and have fun!

Increases hand-eye coordination – Keeping rhythm is harder from some people than you might think. Blowing air into your instrument while pressing knobs here, or putting your fingers there, or pushing a brass arm that way to produce such a beautiful sound, takes skill and practice. The more you practice playing your brass instrument the more your neural pathways strengthen and the newer ones can form. You will learn to use hands in a new way, building dexterity and fine motor skills.

Develops you emotionally – While learning something new may be fun, it can also cause some bumps in the road. Sometimes you may find yourself frustrated with the learning process, whether that is learning a new tune or a new technique. Your emotional development depends on overcoming these struggles because how you handle them will define your character. Once you overcome your goal, nothing feels better. You will find yourself in a happier and better emotional state.

Promotes sociability – If you are playing a brass instrument you will find yourself surrounded by people who play similar instruments or even instruments in general. Being a part of a group helps build confidence and your social skills, and you will find yourself relating with those who are like you and even those who are unlike you. This will diversify your thinking, your skills, and social compatibility leading you to live a healthy happy life.

Relieves stress – Any means of an outlet for stress, struggles and unhappiness will always be a method to relieve your stress levels. If playing a brass instrument is for you, then it will act as a great stress reliever. Do something that you love and makes your happy to help to get rid of your stress and forget your worries.

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Reach goals – Whether it’s learning how to play a brass instrument, or learning a new song, playing a brass instrument is a great way to set the foundation to help set and achieve your goals. If you can complete one thing, no matter how difficult it is, what is in your way from completing the next? This will have a ripple effect in your health and your lifestyle! Having a set of goals will provide give you tons of motivation and achieving those goals will make you feel accomplished and happy. While the physical body is only half the equation of your health, your mind is the other half, so feeling great about your accomplishments will put you on the right track for your healthy goals.

By being a part of the brass instrument community will open the door up for a change in scenery, providing you with a new skill you can spend plenty of time honing. As you spend time with your newfound hobby, you get rid of mindless habits, such as endless scrolling on your smartphone, watching T.V., and even careless eating.

Our Mission

to create teacher-student relationships that cultivate the highest order of achievement and enjoyment in all aspects of music and pre-university academics, to establish a foundation for life-long student growth, and to offer pleasurable self-interest programs and exam preparation to students of all ages and levels that are tradition based but future oriented. Our teachers strive to be inspiring as well as musical and intellectual leaders. Further, we endeavor to expand the opportunities available to all students and to enhance the quality of our community’s musical life.

The Mental Benefit

An important benefit of taking music lessons is the development of mental health. When students begin to play a musical instrument, different areas of the brain are stimulated. Instruments require a student to coordinate multiple parts of the body for the proper execution of one complicated task. Playing an instrument requires a student to read notes while moving fingers very precisely. As all pieces and musical tones are played differently, learning an instrument sharpens the brain as each hand receives different instructions from multiple parts of the brain simultaneously.

The Physical Benefit

Nothing soothes the mind better than music especially classical music. When students begin to play an instrument, they are better able to express their emotions through performance/practice. Playing out emotions through an instrument helps relieve stress in the mind and the body while achieving a state of healthy relaxation. Once students begin to play, we  witness an increase in self-confidence coupled with a sense of accomplishment which  raises morale and self-esteem.

Why choose a percussion instrument?

THE SHORT VERSION

BENEFITS OF PLAYING A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT

BENEFITS OF PLAYING A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT

Exercise – 

Increased coordination – 

Improved ambidextrousness – 

Improves immune system 

Relieves stress – 

Promotes sociability – 

Enables self-expression – 

Enhances mood – 

Increases brain development– 

Therapeutic – 

THE LONG VERSION

BENEFITS OF PLAYING A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT

Music is an art and truly brings you a feeling of serenity in addition to a physical learning experience. The act of playing a percussion instrument gives both the mind and body tons of benefits. Easily accessible, a fun way to create rhythms, and an excellent way to exhibit self-express yourself through music, playing a percussion instrument is one of the exciting hobbies to embark.

Here is Health Fitness Revolution’s top 10 health benefits of playing a percussion instrument:

Exercise – The repetitive movement of playing the drums combined with the endurance can constitute as a great workout. You can play percussion sitting or standing but either way your hands, fingers, arms, and feet are in constant movement and are receiving a crazy workout!

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Increased coordination – Playing percussion instruments assists both kids and adults with their coordination and motor skills. Playing the drums utilizes the hands, fingers, arms, and feet. It requires simultaneous movement and perfect timing which improves rhythmic coordination and can even foster ambidextrousness.

Improved ambidextrousness – Dexterity is a physical skill known for precision movements but being ambidextrous – being equally competent in both your left and right hand, regardless of whichever is the dominant hand – is a rare but very useful trait. Playing percussion over time improves ambidexterity therefore as you age your hands and fingers will increase in speed and range of movement.

Improves immune system – A 2001 study published in the scientific journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine proved that participants who were involved in drumming experienced higher levels of natural killer cells, which provide the body with an accelerated immune response. This can help you fights diseases, keeping you healthier and more fit to pound on the drums!

The Mental Benefit

An important benefit of taking music lessons is the development of mental health. When students begin to play a musical instrument, different areas of the brain are stimulated. Instruments require a student to coordinate multiple parts of the body for the proper execution of one complicated task. Playing an instrument requires a student to read notes while moving fingers very precisely. As all pieces and musical tones are played differently, learning an instrument sharpens the brain as each hand receives different instructions from multiple parts of the brain simultaneously.

 

Relieves stress – With percussion you can play as you please. If you want to move fast or slow it’s up to you. Once the creation of music begins you are in sync with your beat and allowing you to release your pent-up worries; in this moment, it’s just you and your instrument.

Promotes sociability – Playing percussion can be done individually as well as in groups. It brings people together through a common ground of unique music making. Groups can inspire oneself to put more effort in. Everyone beating on the drums, each creating their own melody, brings everyone together.

Enables self-expression – Drumming is an avenue to expressing one’s true self. Finding your own rhythm and beat opens you up to a new perspective. By creating music with your own two hands allows you to aesthetically release your memories and experiences unique to you.

 

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Enhances mood – Any type of music-making is a fun learning experience. When creating a beat, it’s a natural mood enhancer because it’s spontaneous and energizing. The vibrations are entertaining and bring about positive energy.

Increases brain development– Children who start playing instruments at a young age are known to have better verbal memory and reading ability. Playing an instrument over time is a continuous learning experience.

Therapeutic – Studies have proved the effect of drumming in enhancing brainwaves. The act of drumming is truly healing, it allows you to immerse yourself into the beats of your music.

The Physical Benefit

Nothing soothes the mind better than music especially classical music. When students begin to play an instrument, they are better able to express their emotions through performance/practice. Playing out emotions through an instrument helps relieve stress in the mind and the body while achieving a state of healthy relaxation. Once students begin to play, we  witness an increase in self-confidence coupled with a sense of accomplishment which  raises morale and self-esteem.

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…COMPLIMENTARY first lesson and assessment;

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…EXAM FEES for The Royal Conservatory of Toronto

…ALL theory subjects;

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Our Mission

to create teacher-student relationships that cultivate the highest order of achievement and enjoyment in all aspects of music and pre-university academics, to establish a foundation for life-long student growth, and to offer pleasurable self-interest programs and exam preparation to students of all ages and levels that are tradition based but future oriented. Our teachers strive to be inspiring as well as musical and intellectual leaders. Further, we endeavor to expand the opportunities available to all students and to enhance the quality of our community’s musical life.

Why learn music theory?

THE SHORT VERSION

This Is What Happens When You Learn Music Theory The Right Way

This Is What Happens When You Learn Music Theory The Right Way
Studying music theory does not destroy your creativity. After all, we would like to know what we are going to gain by studying Music Theory BEFORE we invest the energy to learn it, right?

You Will Be Able To Write Your Songs (And Finish All Of Them)

Studying music theory will make you MORE creative! 

A big part of music theory is dedicated to the problem of going from a simple idea to a complete song. 

You Will Imagine A Melody And Play It On Your Guitar – Automatically

Playing while you sings the same melody is an excellent training aid

You Will Be Able To Play On Any Chord Progression

There are two ways to play over a chord progression: by “ear” and by “patterns”

Playing by ear and playing by patterns are really the same thing 

Theory teaches you know how a pattern sounds in advance

For any sound you can hear, you know to what pattern it corresponds

Theory will give you a complete connection between your heart and your fingers

Conclusion

If you want to be able to do these three things and more, then you should begin to study your music theory. While there are many resources on the web, I shamelessly recommend this site where you can find, among other things, a guide for beginners on Music Theory and a map of Music Theory so that you will know what the next steps are. 

THE LONG VERSION

This Is What Happens When You Learn Music Theory The Right Way

Some people tell you that you must study music theory and others tell you that theory will destroy your creativity. Who is right? And hey learning theory looks hard… Is it worth it? What can you gain from learning theory? Let me show you.

The internet is full of articles about Music Theory tricks and tips, and in any forum you will find at least one person saying, “you have to learn your theory” and at least one that answers: “what ‘evs, man, just play from the heart”. But there is one thing that few people have talked about, and that is, what are the advantages of studying music theory?

After all, we would like to know what we are going to gain by studying Music Theory BEFORE we invest the energy to learn it, right?

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Turns out that opinions on the benefits of Music Theory diverge. And there is a very simple reason for that: some people have been taught a “fake” version of music theory. How do you know if you are studying the genuine music theory – the one that works, that is? A good starting point would be this article about Real vs fake Music Theory, and of course you should always make sure that you LISTEN to how every theory concept sounds in practice.

At any rate, if you study Music Theory the “right” way, then quite soon you will gain these skills (these are just the basic ones…):

You Will Be Able To Write Your Songs (And Finish All Of Them)

Ever happened to you to have a GREAT musical idea, like a melody or a riff or a chord progression, and not being able to “do anything” with that? It’s a common problem… and it’s because your creativity and sense of composition has not been stimulated properly yet.

YES, I am saying that studying music theory will make you MORE creative! That is because, as we have seen already, music theory is not a set of rules, but a toolbox of concepts that you can use in different situations.

In fact, a big part of music theory is dedicated precisely to the problem of going from a simple idea to a complete song. Of course, there is NOT only one way to do that… you still have full creative control.

Hey, just think about the fact that Elton John will not work on a song more than 30m because he realized that if it takes “so long” then the song is “no good”… Can YOU compose a song at Elton-John-level in 30m? Would you like to? Start studying music theory and you’ll get there sooner than you think.

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You Will Imagine A Melody And Play It On Your Guitar – Automatically

Have you ever seen Steve Vai playing his guitar while he sings the same melody? He is literally transcribing music on the fly… and it’s not actually as difficult as it seems: with a little bit of exercise you will be able to do it too even if you are a beginner.

Impossible, you say? Well, you can check this video at 8:55 to see how it works, and how you can start doing it immediately:

Just spend some quality time with this idea, and then let me know if it wasn’t easier than you thought.

You Will Be Able To Play On Any Chord Progression

Beginner players seem to think that there are two ways to play over a chord progression: by “ear” and by “patterns”, that is by listening to the notes that sound good (supposedly a better way to create melodies) or by knowing what patterns to play (supposedly better for complex progressions and for fast passages)

This distinction is wrong, plain and simple. If you learn music theory correctly, playing by ear and playing by patterns are the same thing because:

  1. You know how a pattern sounds in advance
  2. For any sound you can hear, you know to what pattern it corresponds

In fact, the two things will become one and the same in your mind IF you learn your theory correctly. Yes, you will have complete connection between your heart and your fingers, even when you are given a complex chord progression.

Again, it is easier than it seems – but you must get started studying to get there.

Conclusion

If you want to be able to do these three things and more, then you should begin to study your music theory. While there are many resources on the web, I shamelessly recommend this site where you can find, among other things, a guide for beginners on Music Theory and a map of Music Theory so that you will know what the next steps are. 

Included for every student

…COMPLIMENTARY first lesson and assessment;

…UNLIMITED MUSIC of any style and genre: classical, jazz, popular, blues, sacred and Taylor Swift to Royal Conservatory

…EXAM PREPARATION for The Royal Conservatory of Toronto as well as the other major music schools of North America and Europe;

…EXAM FEES for The Royal Conservatory of Toronto

…ALL theory subjects;

…UNLIMITED access to our listening database:

…UNLIMITED consultations with your teacher between lessons;

…UNLIMITED access to our “Ask an Expert” research database;

…UNLIMITED access to our substantial video library covering numerous topics related to music lessons and music in general.

Our Mission

to create teacher-student relationships that cultivate the highest order of achievement and enjoyment in all aspects of music and pre-university academics, to establish a foundation for life-long student growth, and to offer pleasurable self-interest programs and exam preparation to students of all ages and levels that are tradition based but future oriented. Our teachers strive to be inspiring as well as musical and intellectual leaders. Further, we endeavor to expand the opportunities available to all students and to enhance the quality of our community’s musical life.

The Mental Benefit

An important benefit of taking music lessons is the development of mental health. When students begin to play a musical instrument, different areas of the brain are stimulated. Instruments require a student to coordinate multiple parts of the body for the proper execution of one complicated task. Playing an instrument requires a student to read notes while moving fingers very precisely. As all pieces and musical tones are played differently, learning an instrument sharpens the brain as each hand receives different instructions from multiple parts of the brain simultaneously.

The Physical Benefit

Nothing soothes the mind better than music especially classical music. When students begin to play an instrument, they are better able to express their emotions through performance/practice. Playing out emotions through an instrument helps relieve stress in the mind and the body while achieving a state of healthy relaxation. Once students begin to play, we  witness an increase in self-confidence coupled with a sense of accomplishment which  raises morale and self-esteem.

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