If you’re looking to have some fun with strings attached, or you can’t get enough of your keyboard, it could be time to enjoy the benefits of learning to play a musical instrument.
Perhaps you (and your parents) are still traumatised by your childhood attempts to master the violin. Learning (or remembering) to play an instrument as an adult is a very different experience and can have a lot of benefits. Lend us your ears and we’ll explain why.
Practicing scales on a piano or playing a violin sonata gives you some precious time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Switch your phone off, and let the music carry you away to your happy place.
Meet new people
If you can master some Ed Sheeran tunes on the guitar or bash out some classic hits on the piano, you’ll always be in demand at parties. Joining a musical group or orchestra means that you’ll meet like-minded people – music is much more sociable than going to the gym.
Playing an instrument involves using parts of your brain that might not get activated otherwise. Unleash your creativity – plus a healthy dose of discipline into the bargain. Playing an instrument involves rhythm, time management and teamwork – all skills that will help you out in every part of your life.
Feel a sense of achievement
Mastering a tricky piece of music or progressing from caterwauling to purring is immensely satisfying. Of course, this will only happen with time and dedication – but think how good you’ll feel when you get past those first few chords of Stairway to Heaven.
Even if you can’t memorise an entire concerto, you’ll find that you get better at remembering life’s little details. Music not only relaxes you, but it also helps you focus. Rather learn the scale of B-flat major than spend time looking for your car keys.
Go on more dates
When word gets out that you can serenade people, you’ll find that you’re suddenly even more attractive. After all, aren’t clarinet players supposed to be the best kissers – or is it saxophonists? Why not let your new boyfriend or girlfriend be the judge?
From the first note to the final crescendo, it’s clear that there are lots of benefits to playing a musical instrument. All you have to do is choose which one – you could be inspired by your musical hero, or maybe you’ve always pictured yourself as more of a guitarist than a drummer.
Check out our wide range of musical instruments and you’re bound to find a noteworthy deal – and you could soon be taking your first steps on your journey to rock stardom!