Why You Should Learn to Play an Instrument in 2019

Another year is almost upon us! That means another year to learn new skills, tackle long-lost dreams, and create more experiences. When considering your New Year’s resolutions this year, be sure to add learning an instrument to the top of your list. In addition to being a fun and rewarding hobby, playing an instrument supplies countless benefits and can expand your horizons in a multitude of ways.  Want to find out more? Read on to discover why learning to play an instrument is the ultimate New Year’s resolution.

1. Relieves Stress

Have you ever noticed that people who play music are usually calm, cool, and collected? That’s because music is known to provide a calming effect on the body, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. To keep stress at bay this new year, all you need is a little music. Learn to play an instrument and feel the stress melt away!


2.  Promotes Creative Expression

If you’re similar to the average person, you probably have lots of pent up emotions. But what better way to release those emotions than through music? Learning to play an instrument is a great way to express your feelings in a creative and positive manner. As any musician can attest to, music has intrinsic healing powers, and can be just the remedy you need when nothing else will do.


3. Stimulates the Brain

Looking to give your brain a workout this new year? Then why not learn to play an instrument! In addition to being a great natural stress reliever, playing music can help stimulate the brain. Not only that, studies have shown that playing music on a regular basis may help improve concentration and focus.


4. Ridiculously Fun

If you’re a major music fan and loving going to concerts in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley, then you’ll love to play music just as much! After all, learning to play an instrument is the definition of fun. Plus, the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel after you’ve tackled a difficult song is out of this world! All you need to do to make 2019 your funnest year yet is learn to play an instrument.


But don’t take our word for it. Discover how amazing playing an instrument can be by signing up for a free introductory music lesson at Scottsdale Music Academy. Whether you’re interested in playing the bass, guitar, drums, keys or vocals, we teach it all and would be happy to introduce you to the wonderful world of music.

Don’t go another year without experiencing all the benefits that playing an instrument can bring. Make it your New Year’s resolution and actually stick with it. We guarantee it’ll be well worth it!