Eleven Reasons Why You Should Learn a Musical Instrument

You are thinking that it would be great to take up a new hobby as your kids are all at school now and you want to indulge in time for “you”. A couple of your friends play musical instruments and enjoy playing in the local orchestra. You thought that learning an instrument could be something to take up, but are a little hesitant. Take a look at the eleven reasons why you should learn a musical instrument.

1. Parents want to give their children an opportunity. Maybe they play an instrument themselves and want their children to share the pleasure that they get, or they have an instrument at home which needs dusting down. We have many more Musical Instruments Articles Now Available.

2. Children want to learn because their friends are.

3. The school orchestra or band are short of a particular instrument eg bassoon or trumpets, and you learn that instrument to fill the gap.

4. People learn more than one instrument. You find that people in bands can play guitar, bass and drums, or that it is common for people to be able to play flute, clarinet and saxophone. You may be a flute player and have an interest in playing in orchestras for musical theatre. To save on space in the orchestra pit the parts are written for one player to play flute, clarinet and a range of saxophones.

5. You like the sound of a particular instrument and just want to learn that instrument.

6. You were given an instrument for a present, inheritance or you were lucky enough to win one. So why not give it a try.

7. You have a particular instrument lying around the house not being used so thought it would be a great idea to learn it.

8. For relaxation. You can while away the hours with an instrument at hand and relieve the stress of the day.

9. You have the desire to play in a musical group such as a band, orchestra, chamber group or duets with a friend. This creates a great social environment.

10. To be able to earn money when you are good enough by:

– teaching it – this is great because it is a job with flexibility i.e. you work when you want to as well as the student(s).

– solo artist

– accompanist

– professional orchestra or band

11. Learning an Instrument and hence playing music teaches you many things including:

– the use of many parts of the brain

– improved performance in all areas of the curriculum

– listening, memory, communication, coordination, concentration,critical thinking, team and social skills

– imagination and creativity e.g. improvisation and composition

– cooperation and commitment e.g. in lessons and group playing

– the development of self esteem and confidence

These are eleven reasons why you should learn a musical instrument. Do you think you will? Wouldn’t it be great to play along with your friends when good enough to? We have many more Musical Instruments Articles Now Available.