Why Learn to Play Music?

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Playing music has been scientifically proven to benefit people of all ages—and, it’s fun to do.

For example, research has found that babies are naturally musical and are intensely interested in music. Toddlers have been found to enjoy singing on their own while they play—even deaf children will sing independently without prompting.

School-aged children who play music do better in school and in life, and teens see music as their “social glue” and as a bridge for building acceptance and tolerance for people of different ages and cultural backgrounds.

Adults who play an instrument—even if it’s just for fun—are able to reduce their stress and use the activity as an emotional outlet. Working adults reduce their chances of job “burnout.”

Seniors who engage in music making can better manage diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson, and increase their self-esteem.

Download the Advocacy brochure Why Learn to Play Music? featuring research and statistics highlighting the many benefits of music education.