Study Finds Health Benefits of Learning an Instrument for Seniors

A study out of the Western Sydney University’s MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development has found numerous benefits of learning an instrument for seniors.

Even a small amount of social singing or playing an instrument can have staggering, lasting effects on those aged 65 and over.
The Study
Music and psychology researcher Dr Jennifer MacRitchie organised […]

7 Ways Playing Guitar will Benefit Your Body and Mind

Ever noticed how focused and relaxed guitar players look on stage? Or how some guitarists (think Keith Richards) seem to live forever?

Turns out playing guitar will benefit your body and mind in more ways you could imagine. Let’s take a look.
1. Minimise Stress
We all get stressed out from time to time – there’s no […]

Play an Instrument, Relieve Stress

Stress is detrimental to both our physical and mental health. When we’re busy with work or school, stress can build up and have a negative impact on our quality of life. We need to ensure we set time aside to relieve our stress, and sitting down to play an instrument is an effective and […]

The Incredible Effect Learning an Instrument has on the Brain

Learning an instrument will improve your brains performance in almost all other activities. Amazing, right? Well, what even more amazing is this: playing a musical instrument is the only activity that neuroscientists have studied (including playing sports, reading and painting) that has this effect.
What Makes Learning an Instrument so Special?
Solving a mathematical equation, driving, […]

Adult Music Lessons: Is it too Late to Learn?

There’s a saying, ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.’ But, when it comes to playing music, is that true?

There have been numerous studies on mature first-time musicians, and the conclusion is this: when it comes to learning an instrument, there is no such thing as being too old.

Adult music lessons can result […]

5 Benefits of Learning to Read Sheet Music

Many guitar teachers believe it’s old fashioned to teach students to read sheet music, but that isn’t the case. While it’s true many musicians are successful despite never learning to sight read – Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Rich, and Tony Williams to name a few – it’s an invaluable skill that we believe all musicians […]

Study Finds Learning an Instrument Greatly Benefits Children’s Development

Parents, have we got news for you!

One of the largest studies into the effect of learning an instrument on the brain has revealed something remarkable: as well as refining fine motor skills, learning an instrument is incredibly beneficial to a child’s emotional and behavioural development.

The study, conducted by the University of Vermont College of […]