Music Lessons: What You Truly Gain
Did you know that when you come to Green Hills Guitar Studio, you get way more than just a music lesson?
Most of us have heard about the benefits of learning an instrument at a young age. From increasing coordination and reading skills to boosting self-confidence and patience, the positive outcomes are truly endless. And while it’s true that there advantages to starting your musical journey in the early developmental years, there are certainly benefits for those learning to play the guitar as adults as well.
Some of these benefits are the physical gains a musician develops as he or she plays. These may vary depending on which instrument you choose but almost any instrument can lead to…
- Increased hand strength and overall dexterity
- Lowered blood pressure levels
- Improved listening skills and sound recognition
- Decreased heart rate
As we age, staying active can often seem more like a chore than a fun activity, and convincing yourself to go for a run or head to the gym can be difficult at any age, but the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is undeniable. So, why not try something new and give music lessons a shot? Your body will thank you.
Maybe even more valuable than the physical benefits are the mental benefits. Often times playing an instrument is described as an intense workout for your brain, and these workouts can have invaluable results, such as:
- Decreased memory loss
- Lowered stress levels (which is ever so important as an adult!)
- Increased speed in processing information
- Stronger cognitive function to help prevent dementia
- Therapeutic elements to counter disorders, such as depression, insomnia, and ADD.
When you play an instrument, your brain has to process motor, auditory, sensory, visual, AND emotional responses. In other words, it requires A LOT of brainpower. Training your mind to process all of this, can help you stay sharp and focused in all aspects of your life.
One of the goals of Green Hills Guitar Studios is to create an inviting community of musicians of both students and instructors. At any stage in life, it’s important to surround yourself with people you can trust, depend on, and simply enjoy being around–and music can help you do all of that. The process of learning an instrument is a rewarding and, at times, frustrating process, but luckily for you, Green Hills Guitar Studio is filled with patient and caring instructors and a community of students who can relate. One music lesson can lead to new friendships and can help you build a community of people to support your musical journey.
Whether playing or listening, music has been proven to benefit our bodies and minds. But more than this, learning to play an instrument can have wonderful effects on our overall self-esteem. There’s a sense of accomplishment that comes from learning to play a new song or even simply a new chord, accomplishment that’s hard to achieve anywhere else. When YOU discover that you’re capable of producing beautiful music and sounds, you slowly start to realize that you’re capable of much more than that as well. As humans, our potential is limitless and our ability to learn and achieve new things is endless. We just have to believe in ourselves, get a little vulnerable, and START!
Learning an instrument has no age limit and the benefits are timeless, so show your body and mind a little TLC and let Green Hills Guitar Studio help you discover a new passion. You never know what you’ll gain by walking through our doors.