Music for brain power!
Benefits of making music
...with side effects of silliness!
How music helps young minds
As an increasingly de-prioritised subject, it is easy to overlook the immense benefits of making music with others. We all know that it's probably good for some reason - but what does learning a musical instrument really do for you?
It gives you abs
OK so maybe it won't give you abs but learning a musical instrument does have as much impact on some aspects of well-being as physical activity. Playing the piano can exercise the heart as much as a brisk walk.
It develops life skills
Music playing helps with the development of life skills, including teamwork, social skills and self-discipline. It also helps you to focus and can lead to a sharper mind in old age.
It makes you clever-er
Learning an instrument has been proven to increase IQ and can actually be considered a 'superskill'.
It makes you feel good
Playing an instrument for just a few minutes a day can help to improve self-esteem, make you feel more positive and boost your mental health.