How learning an instrument can boost your social life
Did you know that learning a musical instrument can be extremely beneficial for your social life?
Even though you are probably usually by yourself while you practice your instrument, learning to play music can have a whole host of benefits for you socially. This is because the regular practice hones not only your technical abilities required for your particular instrument but many other skills you might not even be aware of. Once you can play even a little bit you can start meeting up with other musicians in bands and music groups – this is when the fun really begins. Often, friendships that were built around music last a lifetime and it’s also a great way to make new friends.
Let’s have a look at the particular social skills you are sharpening while learning an instrument.
Practicing your instrument regularly requires discipline. This is a skill that, once mastered, is invaluable to anyone working in teams. A good team player is reliable and disciplined.
In the age of instant gratification, patience has become a much rarer virtue. But learning an instrument can really boost your levels of patience as you will only improve over time with the right amount of practice. You will go from not being able to play your pieces to eventually playing it without mistakes. Only a good amount of patience will get you to the desired outcome.
When you join an orchestra or a band or even when playing with some friends for fun, you need to learn to work together. For example, you need to play your part at just the right volume so you don’t drown out the others and create a nice sound together. Everyone must do their part reliably for the whole group to succeed.
Learning an instrument can help overcome worries about standing up in front of people. It can lay the ground work for better presentation skills and speaking in public.
As you can see, playing a musical instrument gives you more than just the benefits of being able to make music with other people. It provides so much more.
If you or your child want to learn an instrument, we offer music books for bass, drums and guitar that can be used in music lessons. The books contain perfect “free choice” pieces for rock and pop exams.