There are a lot of different reasons that children and adults decide to learn music, just like there are a lot of different instruments and styles of music they can learn!
Most people who start learning to play an instrument are doing it for their love of music and the fun of doing it. But did you know there are many pos-itive aspects of learning to play an instrument besides just the joy of play-ing? In this infographic from our friend Guitar teaching friend John Hol-loway, over 26 benefits of playing a musical instrument are highlighted.
From reduced stress to improved posture, there are many benefits of playing an instrument.
Many of the benefits of playing a musical instrument carry over into into other areas of life. For example, overcoming musical challenges can in-crease confidence in other areas of life. There is also the mathematical benefit of reading music and counting complex rhythms. Studies have also shown that, Children exposed to a multi-year program of music tuition in-volving training in increasingly complex rhythmic, tonal, and practical skills display superior cognitive performance in reading skills compared with their non-musically trained peers.