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The Benefits of Playing An Instrument

Posted on 5th January 2018

Playing an instrument improves all kinds of aspects in humans and it’s never too late to learn! Check out what becoming a musician can do for you..

Vocademy Guitar Tutor Luke Bury

Improves Your Memory

Studies have shown that musicians have more grey matter in various brain regions and is therefore synonymous with improving long and shot term memory capability.

Enhances Your Coordination

Playing guitar, drums, bass, any instrument is all about hand eye coordination, so it’s no wonder that those that can play are also much more likely to hit the bullseye in a round of darts!

Improves Maths, Reading and Comprehensive Skills

Adding up rhythms, figuring out note pitches, reading sheet music and knowing your theory then applying that to your instrument. This all allows (especially children) a more increased cognitive ability when it comes to maths and english.

All by having fun with music.. you can’t go wrong!

Encourages Self-Expression and Relieves Stress

Music’s beauty is in the eye of the beholder so you can play whatever you like! Find out what you like and what you don’t like and become confident in that and after a long stressful day what is better than sitting down and playing/listening to the music that you love! 

Teaches Discipline and a Sense of Achievement

To get better at guitar you have to play EVERY DAY, even if it’s just for 2 minutes because its all about muscle memory. This encourages you to work hard for what you want and really enjoy the moment when you can finally achieve it and can play that song you’ve always loved!

These are just a few of the of the benefits of learning a musical instrument, so why not become a better you and become the musician you’ve always dreamt of being.

You never know, it might help you remember where you left your phone next time you lose it!