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Five Reasons Why Music Rules in 2018!

January 3, 2018 - Music Benefits

Boy Playing Violin in Band

It is only Day 3 of 2018, so the year is still young. If you haven’t yet made a list of your New Year resolutions, now is the time to do it.

What – you are saying that you are still trying to keep your resolution from 1994? It’s time to let it go, turn the page, and start with a clean slate. After all, each New Year brings with it fresh beginnings and new chances to get it right.

There is a very simple key to achieving your goals: keep them simple, realistic, and fun. If you decide to travel to the Moon, you probably won’t accomplish that, at least not in 2018. And if you resolve to do something you absolutely do not enjoy — like sticking your tongue to a frozen pole — you’ll probably renege on that promise fairly quickly (we certainly hope you do!)

But if your resolutions include activities you’ll enjoy and derive pleasure from, you will probably keep on doing them. We are referring, of course, to music lessons!

Five Reasons Why Music Should be Present in Your Life in 2018:

  1. For children, music improves academic and social skills.
  2. For people of all ages, music has many benefits on mental health: it reduces stress, calms nerves, and lifts the mood.
  3. Music boosts our immunity, so the body is able to fight various illnesses. In other words, music is certainly nothing to sneeze at!
  4. For those suffering from insomnia, music will, literally, put you to sleep.
  5. If you have been sick, music can help you recover quicker, provide pain relief, and speed up the healing process.

Now that you know some of the reasons why learning to play an instrument should be one of your top priorities for 2018, you may wonder how to motivate yourself to keep this resolution.

It’s simple: choose the instrument that best fits your personality and interests — strings, woodwinds, percussions, or brass. Then find an experienced teacher (no need to look far, we have excellent instructors at your service).

You are ready to start your musical journey. Happy New Year!

Photo: Young Boy in a Band Playing a Violin courtesy of Circe Denyer and
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