5 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Play a Musical Instrument

  1. IMG_20151104_184818Playing A Musical Instrument Makes You Smarter
    Many studies have been conducted on the effects of music to the brain. Scientists say that children who are exposed to music, or those who play an instrument, do better in school than those who don’t. Recent research suggests exposure to music may benefit a child’s reading age, IQ and the development of certain parts of the brain. Adults can benefit from Elderly-woman-playing-pianolearning to play an instrument too, as learning new skills in adulthood is beneficial in keeping your brain in great shape which may also benefit older adults who are prone to dementia and memory disorders.
  2. It Teaches Discipline
    Learning to play an instrument is like learning to speak another language and it can be challenging at times. One of the qualities musicians possess is discipline. You have to be disciplined in order to master playing your instrument. You have to set time each day to practice, practice and practice some more.
  3. Playing A Musical Instrument Relieves Stress
    We all have days when we are so stressed out and we just want to take a break from it all. Have you ever noticed that when you hear soft, soothing music you feel more relaxed? Playing an instrument can do that and more, especially if you’re the one playing. Music is one of life’s simple joys; it helps calm the mind, and is food for the soul.
  4. Sense of Achievement
    If you’re a beginner learning to play your first piece, IMG_20151104_184917it can be frustrating. But once you’ve mastered it, the satisfaction you’ll feel is priceless. Never mind if it’s just a simple piece, believe me you’ll never forget the first piece you’ve mastered. You are one more step closer to achieving your goal and that is certainly something to be proud of.
  5. Playing A Musical Instrument is Fun
    Sure it can be a lot of hard work but there is no denying playing an instrument is fun. Once you get better at it, opportunities will arise for you to share your newly learned skill with your family and friends. Who knows, you may also consider playing professionally in the future. Playing a musical instrument opens up a lot of good possibilities that will surely enrich your life.

At JumboNote Music School, you can learn how to play piano, guitar, bass, drums, ukulele and sing at either our Kogarah or Beverly Hills locations. We also offer lessons in the comfort of your own home. Why not give us a call on 1300 787 697 and start your musical journey.


  1. says

    When I was younger, I wanted to learn how to play the drums. It was only because I wanted to get my frustration out by banging away on something, and the drums seemed like my best option. I wish I would have known that there were so many other benefits to playing an instrument. I would have kept with it! I would love to be more disciplined in my life. Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    I’m not sure if playing a musical instrument made me any smarter, but it was definitely fun. The biggest thing I got from it was good friends. Band was where I lived in high school, and being able to play with my friends, more than anything else, made me love playing. Learning an instrument is a gateway to a whole new society.

  3. says

    Great info here, music helps on so many levels. As a music lover I appreciate every bit of this article. I believe that music can lift the spirits. Personally I like many types of music and it is very helpful to me to lowering stress. Music definitely has a tons of benefits.

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